[Way OT] Beer measurements (was: Re: Handwritten EURO sign)

From: Doug Ewell (dewell@adelphia.net)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 22:48:42 EDT

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    Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

    >> Yup. Hence also the Brit's complaint about the metric system: a
    >> liter of beer is too much, half a liter isn't enough, but a pint, ah,
    >> that's just right. The Imperial pint is .57 liters, whereas the
    >> Flintstone one is only .47 liters.
    > A half-litre can of Guinness fits perfectly into the standard Irish
    > pint glass. I mean perfectly. I just poured one. :-)

    Shouldn't a "pint" of beer be administratively fixed at 500 mL, just as
    a "fifth" of liquor in America is now officially 750 mL? Seems like a
    good task for an ISO working group.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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