At a recent party, as I was offering a variety of drinks, one guest said, "I'll take a swig of that." I said, "One hardly ever hears the word SWIG any more."
Another guest asked, "How about a SHORT SNORT?"
I knew the meaning of "short snort" as a small drink, but, naturally, I had to look up "swig" and "short snort" for my own amusement.
I learned something far more fascinating: on Google, below the definition of "short snort", was information about SHORT SNORTERS. (see article HERE)
There were many other famous "short snorters"; see the "short snorter" of one the most famous: Harry Hopkins' (FDR's closest advisor, known as the "Architect of the New Deal"); included in the 30 names are: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Louis Mountbatten, Anthony Eden, Averill Harriman, Hoyt Vandenberg, Elliott Roosevelt, Anthony Biddle, and George Patton. Interestingly, Hopkins' short snorter was on a British 10-shilling note, but he was in London when the majority of names were written and at Casablanca when the other ones were added.