Whiskey Car (n). A car which has been operated by a heavy drinker for some time. A particular damage pattern identifies a Whiskey Car. There will be parking lot dents, small ones with a bit of paint from another car or a pole. A distinctive pattern of impacts will be seen on the top of the fenders or bumpers due to angry car-whacking, for example with a pool cue or a hand tool. The inside of the car will smell vaguely bad, similar to the tobacco and old alcohol aroma of its owner at the end of the evening. Any keyhole will be scratched from impaired attempts to get the key in.
The whiskey car is immediately identifiable by observant people who’ve spent time in bars.
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Cool. That is just like Sherlock Holmes’ drunkard’s watch:
Yes! That was my reaction exactly to the bit about the key. I love that bit of Holmes.
the tobacco and old alcohol aroma of its owner
Quite familiar with this smell from years riding public transit too.
The trains usually don’t smell like that here. The buses sometimes do.
My father in law had a whiskey car. It was scraped all down the sides, where you could see that he’d driven home via braille. Chilling.