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Posted by: Annie Blackburn

Hey Sam...on THIS side of the pond, we don't cotton to measuring our pints in fractions of litres.  A pint is 2 cups, 16 ounces of liquid-  in this case, beer! 🙂

Nor do we.  I was using the litre as a standard measure everyone would understand.  Here our beer is sold in the good old British pint.  Which, as I pointed out, is considerably bigger than your silly little pint.

There's a weird anomaly about it, though.  Beer can also be sold in metric measures in stores, but only pints - or fractions thereof - in pubs/hotels.  Unless it's in bottles or cans.

Yes, it's daft, I know.  The reasoning is, we kept the pint for draught measures because it's a long standing tradition and people would have been a tiny bit upset if it had been changed.  Read "raving fucking murderous" for "tiny bit upset".

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:05 pm
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Serious question. In the US, do you order a pint of beer? If so, you get only 16 ounces? 2 cups?

 

«That's the kind of girl to make you wish you spoke a little French».
- Gordon Cole.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:06 pm
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Oh, and the "cup" doesn't even appear on our radar as a standard measure of anything.  In general use, it would probably equate to one third of a British pint, so almost none of your recipes translate without a metric equivalent.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:06 pm
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Posted by: Ame Solitaire

Serious question. In the US, do you order a pint of beer? If so, you get only 16 ounces? 2 cups?

 

Have you ever tried American beer?  You wouldn't want more than that.  It's similar to making love in a canoe.

Go on, ask me why.  You know you want to.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:07 pm
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Best conversation/debate ever!

However, not to be DebbieDowner, but beer is beer, no matter what size it's served in.  If the one you got wasn't big enough, ORDER ANOTHER!  That's what I do.  😀

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:09 pm
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Posted by: Brandy Fisher

Best conversation/debate ever!

However, not to be DebbieDowner, but beer is beer, no matter what size it's served in.  If the one you got wasn't big enough, ORDER ANOTHER!  That's what I do.  😀

It's a rule.  It's rude not to.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:11 pm
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Posted by: Brandy Fisher

Your request is granted:

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The only thing that could have made that better is if it had been gold, brow, or avocado green shag from the 60's/70's.

I lived through the 70's ( & most of the 60's though too young ), avocado green was ubiquitous then.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:14 pm
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Making love in a canoe is how we learn how to do it where I come from.

In the last 20 or so years, there has been an explosion of micro breweries in the US making such beautiful beers that we can't say American beer is no good anymore. Don't give me a Budweiser though... 

 

 

«That's the kind of girl to make you wish you spoke a little French».
- Gordon Cole.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:16 pm
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Posted by: Karen
Posted by: SamXTherapy

"If you'd been in the black lodge for 25 years..,."

I'd be gagging for a shagging.  And a pint.  In that order.

So, all Coop needs now is a pint.  That is, a British pint - 0.576 litres, as opposed to the teeny tiny US pint - 0.44 litres.

Your request is granted:

Sorry, I missed that one.

Oh, me aching sides.  😉

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:16 pm
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Posted by: Ame Solitaire

Making love in a canoe is how we learn how to do it where I come from.

In the last 20 or so years, there has been an explosion of micro breweries in the US making such beautiful beers that we can't say American beer is no good anymore. Don't give me a Budweiser though... 

 

 

Heh.  Caught one!  Mention lousy American beer anywhere on teh interwebs and someone will come back with micro breweries.  Y0u are right, of course, and I'm glad of it.

But I am heartily sick of IPA.  Oh dearie me, if I never see another bottle or pump of that stuff again it'll be too soon.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:20 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Ame Solitaire

Serious question. In the US, do you order a pint of beer? If so, you get only 16 ounces? 2 cups?

 

Have you ever tried American beer?  You wouldn't want more than that.  It's similar to making love in a canoe.

Go on, ask me why.  You know you want to.

Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

On a more serious note (read obtuse), even in the relatively small town in which I grew up, Kalamazoo, MI, you'll find beer that can go toe-to-toe with any produced in Europe. Next time you're on this side of the pond try a Bells Expedition Stout:  https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:36 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Ame Solitaire

Making love in a canoe is how we learn how to do it where I come from.

In the last 20 or so years, there has been an explosion of micro breweries in the US making such beautiful beers that we can't say American beer is no good anymore. Don't give me a Budweiser though... 

 

 

Heh.  Caught one!  Mention lousy American beer anywhere on teh interwebs and someone will come back with micro breweries.  Y0u are right, of course, and I'm glad of it.

But I am heartily sick of IPA.  Oh dearie me, if I never see another bottle or pump of that stuff again it'll be too soon.

Oh I see what you mean. I don't mind an IPA 2 or 3 times per year but they get so intense now. American IPAs are so resiny it's like sucking a dougelas fir.

Oh!!

Dougie, dougelas fir... think there's a link?

«That's the kind of girl to make you wish you spoke a little French».
- Gordon Cole.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 10:43 pm
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Posted by: Ame Solitaire
Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Ame Solitaire

Making love in a canoe is how we learn how to do it where I come from.

In the last 20 or so years, there has been an explosion of micro breweries in the US making such beautiful beers that we can't say American beer is no good anymore. Don't give me a Budweiser though... 

 

 

Heh.  Caught one!  Mention lousy American beer anywhere on teh interwebs and someone will come back with micro breweries.  Y0u are right, of course, and I'm glad of it.

But I am heartily sick of IPA.  Oh dearie me, if I never see another bottle or pump of that stuff again it'll be too soon.

Oh I see what you mean. I don't mind an IPA 2 or 3 times per year but they get so intense now. American IPAs are so resiny it's like sucking a dougelas fir.

Oh!!

Dougie, dougelas fir... think there's a link?

We have a whole lotta hops out here in the PacNW.  Gotta do something with it.

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Posted : 08/08/2017 12:02 am
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Posted by: Karen
Posted by: SamXTherapy

"If you'd been in the black lodge for 25 years..,."

I'd be gagging for a shagging.  And a pint.  In that order.

So, all Coop needs now is a pint.  That is, a British pint - 0.576 litres, as opposed to the teeny tiny US pint - 0.44 litres.

Your request is granted:

Amazeballs. Made my morning.

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Posted : 08/08/2017 12:38 am
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Oh, and the "cup" doesn't even appear on our radar as a standard measure of anything.  In general use, it would probably equate to one third of a British pint, so almost none of your recipes translate without a metric equivalent.

Ordering a 'cup' 'ounce' or ANYTHING OTHER than a PINT is just plain sad, ludicrous, wrong and awful.

If Peter Jackson understands this, you can too.

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Posted : 08/08/2017 12:41 am
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