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Because "Evian" spelled backwards is "Naive"
Posted: 13:08 Sat 04-01-2003.
The Guardian Weekend debunks the popular urban myth that you should be drinking a mythical "two litres" of water every day. There is "no rigorous proof for this claim", and you probably get at least of a third of that amount through eating solid food anyway, the article contends, despite the "two litres" figure being used as the basis for recent ads for both Robinson's fruit squash and Brita Water Filters. Snopes' Urban Legend Reference pages says that even people who drink a lot of caffeinated drinks are not noticeably dehydrated ("The only common drinks that produce a net loss of fluids are those containing alcohol"), and, in a separate entry, confirms that "Evian" is actually named after the French town of "Evian-les-Bains". So, unless the town was originally called that in order to spell "Naive" backwards, that pretty much ought to settle it.
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Posted: 16:50 Mon 24-02-2003 by "Dave Green"
Comment: I once went to a posh restaurant in London's St Johns Wood - you could tell how posh it was because you could buy mineral water which was either "gently sparkling" or "delightfully still". It still cracks me up to imagine the customers trying it and declaring: "Why, you must taste how *still* this water is! It's delightful!"
Posted: 03:34 Sat 29-03-2003 by "Zirtix"
Comment: Evian sucks. Give me some more of that San Pellegrino.
Posted: 04:32 Sat 29-03-2003 by """
Comment: Yes, San Pellegrino's nice (seems like lots of the Italian waters are pretty good). Though I reckon the best of the generally available (in UK supermarkets) mineral waters is probably Badoit. Of course, if you're interested you could always try http://www.mineralwaters.org/ - they've got hundreds of them.
Posted: 17:17 Sun 30-03-2003 by "Gilgongo"
Comment: We did a blind tasting one boring Sunday a couple of years ago of four still bottled waters (one of which Evian) and Chichester tap water. All taken at room temperature and put in the fridge (about 5 degrees) in identical glasses for two hours.
Of six people that tasted them, only one person spotted the tap water, and nobody could name any of the brands.
In my experience, how good water tastes is directly related to how thirsty I am. It's got a bit more sophisticated since I gave up the smak, but not much.
Posted: 16:31 Wed 02-07-2003 by "Alex"
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Comment: if you went to see kylie on tour they were giving out bottles of evian water but they called it kylie and if you have an unopended bottle it is work 30-50 pounds but if you anit got one who gives a f**k
Posted: 19:25 Thu 03-07-2003 by "Alex"
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Comment: I appear to have a namesake
Posted: 12:20 Thu 10-07-2003 by "Fishface"
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Comment: Given that this site is called "Snackspot", since when was water considered a snack? Mmm, to get me through the afternoon, I must have a delicious, calorie-filled bottle of Evian. I don't think so...
Posted: 18:06 Sun 20-07-2003 by "hershey1"
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Comment: f*** u fish face
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