Andy, Bob and Chuck are old friends meeting for the first time in years.

Scene 1: At the intersection

ANDY: Hey guys! Long time no see!
BOB: Hey, nice to see you, Andy! Have you seen Chuck? Is he coming?
ANDY: There he is, just about to cross the street.
BOB: Dude. Language.
ANDY: Oh right, sorry. I had forgotten about that. Hey, Chuck!
CHUCK: Hey guys! Ready to head to the restaurant?
ANDY: Hey, watch your language, Chuck.
CHUCK: Oh, I'm sorry. It's been so long, you guys!

Scene 2: In the restaurant

BOB: Did you guys catch the soccer game last night?
ANDY: Yeah, it was pretty crazy.
CHUCK: I'm more of a hockey guy myself, I don't really follow football.
ANDY: Language, Chuck.
CHUCK: Oh man. Sorry! I keep forgetting.
ANDY: Don't worry, I have faith you're not doing it on purpose. Just be careful, okay?
BOB: Wow, Andy. You kiss your mother with that mouth?
ANDY: Seriously, Bob? Watch the language.
BOB: Oh right. I apologize. It was just a slip of, um, it just slipped out.
ANDY: I'm sorry too, Bob. I didn't mean to offend you.

Scene 3: At the bar

ANDY: Let's get drinks!
BOB: (reading the drink menu) Hmm, Cointreau? What's that?
BARTENDER: It's a French fruit liqueur. An orange-flavoured spirit.
BOB: (exasperated) Can you believe this guy? Do you always use such language with customers?
BARTENDER: Huh? Look, I have no idea what you're talking about.
BOB: Forget it. Just get me a Scotch, please.
ANDY: I think I'll have the same.
CHUCK: No alcohol for me, I'm driving. I'll have a (censored), please.
ANDY & BOB: (in unison) Language!

What offensively named drink did Chuck order?

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    $\begingroup$ I struggle ih part 2 understanding what did Andy say to offend Bob?! $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 12:55
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    $\begingroup$ Andy and Bob need to fix their ideas of offensive language. $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ Bob probably ordered a "friend". $\endgroup$
    – user50249
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 18:01
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    $\begingroup$ This puzzle offends me //rim shot $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 15:55

2 Answers 2


I think @SergeiPetunin mostly got the right answer, especially that

Andy is offended by body part references and Bob is offended by Christianity references.

However, to overcome

Chuck’s lack of alcohol

It’s possible that he instead ordered a

Virgin Bloody Mary, which has the blood reference (offending Andy), as well as a Virgin Mary reference (offending Bob) and by definition contains no alcohol.

Per @HughMeyers, another delicious choice could be

A Shirley Temple, which is also a non-alcoholic beverage. Temple is both a religious reference and a body part, which would offend both Andy and Bob.

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    $\begingroup$ I think rot13(Fuveyrl Grzcyr) is a better drink, because I wouldn't count "blood" as a body part. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ I agree, I think it definitely fits better too, @GrumpyCrouton! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Another possibility would be (ivetva juvgr ynql), or a (ivetva Zbwvgb) or even a (tebja-hc Fuveyrl Grzcyr) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ Yup, this is it! $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 9:48
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    $\begingroup$ @TimHallman The latter is what I intended (but of course both are valid solutions). $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 16:37

I think Chuck ordered

Bloody Mary

since Bob is offended by

Christian references (faith, cross, spirit, in this case - Mary)

and Andy is offended by

parts of human body (mouth, foot, head, in this case - blood)

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    $\begingroup$ That seems like a great guess, because rot13(Obo pngpurf uvzfrys orsber fnlvat "gbathr", xabjvat gung jbhyq bssraq Naql.) Awesome job! Only problem (may be wrong) is that rot13(oybbql znel unf ibqxn, qbrfa'g vg? Puhpu fnlf ur'f abg univat nypbuby.) $\endgroup$
    – NudgeNudge
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:07
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    $\begingroup$ Nice. The word that Bob avoided saying at the end of scene 2 fits, too. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:08
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    $\begingroup$ There's a drink named after a famous child actress with curly hair. Surely you've heard of it? (Sorry, irresistible pun.) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 14:04
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    $\begingroup$ There's a popular non-alcoholic cocktail called a rot13(Fuveyrl Grzcyr). So the second word would be offensive to both. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ @HughMeyers of course I've heard of it, and don't call me Shirley. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 17:34

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