One For The Road
The cry of “one for the road” has been out of fashion for many, since drink driving became recognised as the demon it purports to be.
For drivers, with whom “the road” is synonymous, any drinking of alcohol is severely discouraged, although the rumoured origin of the phrase “one for the road”, should be discouragement for any one, if the rumour of the old tale is to be believed.
It concerns London in late medieval times, when the hanging of perceived criminals was a day to day occurrence. Those condemned, were loaded on a wagon to be taken from Newgate prison, up the dusty road to Continue reading Drink Driving & One For The Road