From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 22:48:42 EDT
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.
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