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

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 23:40:34 EDT

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    Doug Ewell scripsit:

    > 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.

    Arrgh. Shall we return to a firkin of beer in London being one size,
    a firkin of wine in London another, whereas in the rest of England a
    firkin, of beer or wine indifferently, was still a third size?
    Pints, unlike fifths, are in general use. Leave bad enough alone.

    "They tried to pierce your heart                John Cowan
    with a Morgul-knife that remains in the
    wound.  If they had succeeded, you would
    become a wraith under the domination of the Dark Lord."         --Gandalf

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