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User avatar #137 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
I've always been surprised about the minimum age for drinking in the USA.
Here where I live, minimum age is 18. But everybody drinks before, maybe since 16-17. And it's not a big deal.
I mean, when you Americans write "I'm underage, so..." I feel like there's a glass wall between you and booze/sex/whatever. Can't you break the law a little bit? Does everybody really wait until 21, or you usually start before?
User avatar #201 to #137 - madmadworld (05/26/2012) [-]
It depends on how the "little bit of breaking the law" is done.
I think there is a law in England that you can drink from age 11 in your own home when supervised by an adult, or something like that, but it also restricts the amount you can drink.

Mind you it's all about how you teach drinking and alcohol to kids.
I myself like to think I was taught relatively well, I didn't really drink much from 16-18, like maybe a few times a year, if that, and since then I have barely drank.

Most kids I see today just drink to get drunk and so do people my age too (20 btw), and nothing else. A minor few might drink for taste and stuff but I have not seen a significant amount to say that they're only looking for a small buzz to relax.
Mind you that's also the more clubbing/partying stuff, which I just don't get. Surely if you're gonna have fun you want to remember it. XD
User avatar #185 to #137 - zhitman (05/26/2012) [-]
In Denmark it's 16 for <16% alchol and 18 for >16%, but thats only for buying it, so technically you wouldn't get arrested for giving a baby beer (coming to think of it that's pretty ****** up) It's almost a tradition for people to get hammered on the last day of primary school, where most of them are 15

User avatar #179 to #137 - frownymonsta (05/26/2012) [-]
yeah some people do but most people don't. when i was 14 most people i was close with got cigarettes from a Pakistani working at tobacco plus, and whiskey from a friends older brother
#175 to #137 - hfmurder (05/26/2012) [-]
funny, in canada (the town i'm in at least) people start drinking at about 14 on average, myself at about 13

also, in canada as a general it's illegal to posess drugs (and alcohol if underage) but it's not illegal to be high (or drunk)

and as for smokes it's illegal to be sold cigs but not to obtain or consume them, funny how there's loopholes almost encouraging parents to get this **** for their kids before some creepy dude does first
User avatar #161 to #137 - totallynotmiggo (05/26/2012) [-]
I've had too much **** happen to me doing stuff underage so I'm just gonna wait kindly until I'm 18. Only one more year that is.
User avatar #144 to #137 - ttritt (05/26/2012) [-]
trust me mate
NO ONE
follows the laws for booze/sex/cigs
User avatar #146 to #144 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
And all that **** about "wait until she is 18", "what is the only reason to wait a month for sex"...? Where does it come from?
User avatar #147 to #146 - ttritt (05/26/2012) [-]
Actually in the states in varies from state to state when its legal to have sex.
its 16-18 is the range, my state being 17.
but everyone says 18.
#171 to #147 - daburger (05/26/2012) [-]
lol I'm in Georgia and it's 16
User avatar #148 to #147 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
But, I mean, do people actually wait for it?
User avatar #155 to #148 - liebebella (05/26/2012) [-]
I would tell people to wait until the girl is at the age of consent because the consequences are much more dire than drinking alcohol underage.

If you have sex with an underage girl, you are charged if consensual rape and you get put on the sex offenders register (which will completely ruin your life).

Alright with drinking underage, stupid ass ************ if you have sex with a girl who is underage.
User avatar #149 to #148 - ttritt (05/26/2012) [-]
Most no
User avatar #151 to #149 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
Thanks for answering me all that!
#152 to #151 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/26/2012) [-]
a catalunya ningu espera als 18...
User avatar #160 to #152 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
ja ho sé, però sembla que als EUA sí, per això he preguntat...
#143 to #137 - theborg (05/26/2012) [-]
Where i come from there is no drinking age, only a minimum age when you wonna buy it
User avatar #150 to #143 - danishprincess (05/26/2012) [-]
Scandinavia?
#242 to #150 - theborg (05/26/2012) [-]
I'm Danish so yeah scandinavia :P
User avatar #166 to #150 - omoshiroi (05/26/2012) [-]
A female danish fj member? MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!
User avatar #170 to #166 - danishprincess (05/26/2012) [-]
I'm probably not the only :P
User avatar #145 to #143 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
Yeah, same here, that's what I meant, sorry.
#140 to #137 - dencon (05/26/2012) [-]
Personally I waited simply because I have/had no interest in anything that alters the mind. I was alone in this however as pretty much everyone I know started around 14 including my roomate who was 18 and drank with our 19 year old RA in the dorm, so yeah no ***** given here.
User avatar #141 to #140 - novren (05/26/2012) [-]
Okay the, It just seemed like everyone had a cop behind the door until they turned 21.
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