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A native speaker described plain drinking water as sweet. What does sweet mean?

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He drinks a glass of water and says, "It's very sweet".

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It means tasty.
Really? Plain water described as tasty? It's tasteless to my buds!
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Yes, I think so. Taste of driking water from a tube well is quite different from that of a well
dug on the bank of a rivulet / stream. Even tube well water of different places vary in taste. In villages in Indian subcontinent people don't drink bottled water. Even in towns
people drink boiled or distilled water at home.
New2grammarA native speaker described plain drinking water as sweet
According to an English usage book, we should say 'water', not 'plain water'.
Thank you, Yoong Liat and Abil.
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Yoong Liat, can we use plain to emphasize nothing in the water, no sugar or any ingredients?
http://books.google.com.my/books?hl=en&q=plain%20water&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wp
"sweet water" is water that has not been adulterated by salt or alkiline substances.
Yoong Liat
New2grammarA native speaker described plain drinking water as sweet
According to an English usage book, we should say 'water', not 'plain water'.

What's supposed to be wrong with saying "plain water"? It seems perfectly nautral to me -- especially now that there are a zillion kinds of bottled water, including carbonated water, vitamin-enhanced water, and, as I noticed yesterday, "oxygen-infused" water.
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