hadn’t much cared for liquor until he

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  1. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Russian
    Hello everyone,

    From the book 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky.

    "The Kings traded Bill to Philadelphia when he was twenty-eight, a big, strong winger who hadn’t scored very much. Then he was paired with Bobby Clarke and put up seventy-four points. Bill hadn’t much cared for liquor until he moved to Los Angeles in his early twenties and became a beer drinker. By the time he joined the Flyers he’d had his oilcloth duster custom-made with about eight big pockets on the inside, and he kept a beer in each one"

    "Bill hadn’t much cared for liquor until he moved to Los Angeles in his early twenties and became a beer drinker"

    Does it mean that Bill moved in Los Angeles in his early twenties and there he began to drink both beer and liquor (first beer, then liquor)?

    Thank you,
     
  2. lingobingo

    lingobingo Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    I think the word "liquor" is being used here to mean alcohol in general. It doesn't make much sense otherwise.
     
  3. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Russian
    Thank you, lingobingo.
     
  4. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    He moved to LA when he was in his twenties. Before he moved he hadn't liked alcohol. After he moved he started drinking beer.

    Drinking a lot, it appears. I can see how living in LA might have that effect on a man.... :D
     
  5. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Russian
    Thank you, RM1(SS).
     

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