Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 14:15:06 PDT
From: "Jim Ague, ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]redrck.enet.dec.com, Col Spgs,
CO" ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]REDRCK.ENET.DEC.COM
Subject: Re: "You're eighty-six, man!"
The explanation that I've always heard for "86" is that this is the standard
proof (43% alcohol) for most liquors.