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

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 15:35:39 EDT

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    Philippe Verdy scripsit:

    > > Egads! THAT would be enough to drive a person to
    > > drink.
    > ^^^^
    > Do you mean "drunk" here? At least that person should not be
    > authorized to drive after 66 cl (or two 33cl bottles),

    "Drive [someone] to drink" means "frustrate or annoy [someone]
    sufficiently that he begins to drink as a release", and has nothing to
    do with automobiles.

    John Cowan                      
    At times of peril or dubitation,
    Perform swift circular ambulation,
    With loud and high-pitched ululation.

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