Next time someone gives you that old canard about the Eskimo language having 30 words for snow, give him a quick chop to the neck: swift and severe, because first off–Eskimos? Really?
And second, it’s just Orientalist silliness–the exoticism of the shivering Asiatic.
A person who has never had a drink simply out of preference is a teetotaller. A person who’s never had a drink and is a dick about it is straight edge. If you used to drink, but no longer, you’re sober. If you don’t drink and are wearing magic underpants, you’re Mormon. If you can’t drink because you’re on your second round of internal organs, you’re Phil.