On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 01:04 +0100, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 04:07:02PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Kinda futile - as beer is traditionaly sold (in Ireland anyway) by the
> 568ml unit, commonly known as the pint !
Actually it's sold as an imprecise amount somewhat less than a pint.
568ml fills an Irish pint glass to the 'bead' however the head takes up
space too and the end result is that you get less than 568ml of liquid
for your money.
The Pint glass used by our neighbours often the pint marked on the glass
with a line marked 'pint to line' near the top.
Many Irish Publicans are well aware that the the standard Irish Glass is
a bit short of a pint when filled with beer and if you ever wish to
provoke a robust debate (AKA row..) in your local try producing a 'pint
to line' glass and asking for a pint..
'There's many's the time a man's mouth broke his nose..'
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