Talk:Straight No Chaser (group)

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Not slang[edit]

"Straight, no chaser" is no more slang than "medium-rare" or "with sream and sugar" is. Straight is defined as pure, unmixed. "Straight up" is an idiom, but just just straight is just ordinary speech. "Neat", which means "un-iced" might be considered slang, as not all dictionaries have that definition, but "straight" means unadulterated by mixers like juices, olives, onion, citrus, bitters, soda, celery, etc., not just by ice. "Chaser" is not slang, either.

"Popular" is also questionable. Of 330 million Americans,only about 30 million consume even one drink every seven weeks. Most of those are beer and wine drinkers. Of those who drink liquor, the vast majority prefer cocktails - Cosmopolitans, Martinis, Sex On The Beach and Long Island Iced Tea - to regular liquor. If you don't want mixed drinks, you're much more likely to buy your liquor by the bottle than go to a bar, and that's a phrase you give to a bartender unfamiliar with your preferences. Since "on the rocks" is much more common than drinking warm liquor, that eliminates more drinkers. There are other ways to order liquor right out of the bottle, the most popular probably being "whiskey, please". Far more people have read of pretentious hard-boiled detectives in bad novels specifying "straight no chaser" than have ever heard anyone actually placing that order, and even there, he's more likely to ask for three fingers of rye. So it would be more correct to say that "straight, no chaser" means a shot of undiluted room-temperature liquor, without beer to wash it down. 2601:D:A380:453:5D9E:9DDE:1FA9:E7A (talk) 08:51, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Link to video on YouTube[edit]

What's the URL of the video on YouTube that brought them to fame? -- pne (talk) 20:01, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Go to youtube and type in "Straight No Chaser twelve days" and you'll find it.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 20:04, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
Not anymore: according to the members of the group, Warner Music has pulled all of their artists' videos from youtube.--Vidkun (talk) 21:16, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Actually, they've been on Youtube the entire time, they simply commercialized the links. You can still see the original post with close to 10 million hits, BUT you get some spam announcing that the group is back together. Atlantic Records knows that SNC is a Youtube phenomenon and would not cripple their advertising by removing the group from the place that made them a success.---Balloonman NO! I'm Spartacus! 03:01, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Request for clarification of information in article[edit]

The article includes the sentence "The group is currently on a 75-city tour of the United States, Canada, and the UK, and just released a box-set" but gives no reference to WHEN this might have been the case. (Now? last month? last year?) Can someone with knowledge of the group add the necessary information to make this sentence more comprehensive?

It would also be good to add to the article what percentage of the group's members are gay. After watching a few of their videos, I'm guessing it's not 100%, but it's unclear whether it's closer to 5 out of 10 or 9 out of 10. (Not that either case would make their music any less enjoyable - but that was actually the question that led me to look up the group's Wikipedia article in the first place. So if I'm here looking for that information, there must be others, similarly curious, who are reading the article in hopes of finding this information.) (talk) 15:40, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Until and unless it is covered by a reliable source, their sexual orientation is a non-issue. (talk) 18:00, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
For what it's worth, none of the original singers has come out as gay. If the "one on ten" statistic is true for THIS particular ten men, there ought to be one homosexual or bisexual man, but "gay" implies celebration of one's sexuality, rather than being closeted. But in any case, it's about as relevant as asking if any of them owns a parakeet. 2601:D:A380:453:5D9E:9DDE:1FA9:E7A (talk) 08:51, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Removal of red /dead links[edit]

the entire past and present members area to the right was completely filled with dead links for each member, except for three. Two of the three live links were for other people including a NFL player (Jerome Collins) and a Prosthetics maker who made have made the prosthetic fin for Winter the Dolphin (Kevin Carroll) the only actual link to a related person was for Dan Ponce Gbklyn (talk) 20:14, 30 March 2015 (UTC)