pipe water

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Aug 2 05:31:17 UTC 2012

I've never heard of that either as far as I know, but there are definitely some hits on Google. Here are two that seem pretty clear:

"Now, loudspeakers of cars and mosques are warning families not to drink the pipe water as it is poisoned," his family said in panic.
where as vegetarians ten years ago probably drank pipe water!

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Aug 1, 2012, at 7:20 PM, James Harbeck wrote:

> I was at a catered party this evening, and one of the guys at the bar referred to what I have always called "tap water" as "pipe water." I don't recall hearing that before (that doesn't mean I haven't, of course); I'm wondering if it's better known in some regions than in others, or whether it's more of an idiolectic or even nonce usage.
> James Harbeck.

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