Friday, July 16, 2004

Gripe Water


iTunes is playing: The Great Song of Indifference - Bob Geldof - Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats
Important to mothers I've been wondering for a while what Gripe Water is because I suddenly remember I used to like it when I was a child. (And there is nothing wrong in skimming ideas from other blogs to write something for your own). Apparently, Gripe Water is given to colicky babies. I must have been very colicky then, because I think I took the stuff almost daily. Tastes real nice too. Might go get a bottle. In India, Woodward's Celebrated Gripe Water used to be (though I dunno about now) marketed with a slight adaptation. Woodward's logo depicts Hercules strangling a snake, but the promotional posters in India show a fat little baby Lord Krishna subjugating quite a fierce looking serpent. There are grateful Hindu cows in the background Other than that, there really isn't much to talk about. I'd tell you how much fun I had at brunch this morning with Hamsup's Owner if I could. But I can't.


8 Comments:

Blogger Mezz said...

I was thinking your Gripe water came from the same factory as my lip gross. *hmm* A to the I and L to the R....*confused*

7/16/2004 04:53:00 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

dude... you remember how nice it smells.

I don't think you remember how it tastes...ughhh.

7/16/2004 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wah...

I have never tasted gripe water before...
doesnt look appealing..

colicky just means that u were a constipated baby huh? ai...

caleb also .. since he has tasted it but forgotten how it tastes .. :p

- powerpuff

7/16/2004 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Don't congfuze! Caleb remembers how it tastes but I apparently don't. I thought I remember it tasting good. And no, it's not a laxative, it's for babies whose tummies get bloated with air so much that they'll explode if you don't do anything about it. Or worse, fly around the room like an runaway balloon.

7/16/2004 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

The adult version of gripe water has many varieties. Vodka, Gin, Whisky... The labels all very nice also. Got scantily clad women with serpent wrapped round their bodies, I am sure.

7/16/2004 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Lost In Transition said...

Yeah, this fuddy duddy looking thing is way too unkewl for the cosmopolitan educated individual of the new millennium..bring on the cocktails pls!

7/16/2004 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger cour marly said...

This is the first time I've even *heard* of gripe water. What an odd use of the word - I thought you meant grippe, and that this was some old flu remedy. But obviously not!

Learn shumting new everyday.

7/17/2004 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that I'm an inspiration to you. Hahaha!

-dg

7/17/2004 10:42:00 PM  

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