Don't Drink Anything While Reading This

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Synonyms: humorfic, beverage warning
See also: crack
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Don't Drink Anything While Reading This is an older description for a fanwork that is so funny it will supposedly make whatever liquid you are drinking come out of your nose.

It's evolved into the phrase 'beverage warning', as in 'this fic comes with a beverage warning'.

A similar fic description and antonym: Tissue Warning.

Examples of Use

  • "Don't drink anything while reading this hilarious zine from some of the best and brightest in Sentinel fandom today! Guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor, holding your sides and wiping the tears from your eyes." [1]
  • "... don't drink anything while reading this [story]." [2]
  • "THE CRACKIEST CRACK OF CRACKLAND. Really. DO NOT drink ANYTHING while reading this.[3]


  1. ^ from the Agent With Style website
  2. ^ Clio, 2001 at Slash Sluts Multifandom Recs Board: biblio's Stargate fics, Archived version
  3. ^ Yuri on Ice Fic Rec Mega List, April, 2017- review of katsuki_fc wrote