A speciality from the town of Cullen on Scotlands north-east coast, Cullen skink is a thick soup made from haddock, poatoes and onions. Theories as to where the word "skink" comes from differ: it may be a variation on the Scots skink, meaning soup made from shin of beef. See also Scottish.
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Face the truth. No one likes algebra. See also Math.
The novel tells the story of Bobby Gulpingwhiskey who lives in the town of Dump Water, Florida. When life and school and the Vietnam War become too much for little Bobby to cope with, he turns to drinking the stuff under the sink for solace. He quickly becomes an alcoholic, resorting to pulling out all his hair and ripping off all his skin in a failed attempt to regain his humanity.
Bobby eventually meets his death from alcohol poisoning.