[LMB] Pints (WAS AKICOT:L - Why dozens?)

Francis Turner francis.turner at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 19:18:41 BST 2010

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM, James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu> wrote:
> But in France a pint is often 1.675 Imperial pints
> but may be 0.88 Imperial pints (this one also in
> parts of Quebec - but in other parts of Quebec a
> pint is 2 Imperial pints).

Although when one steps into a bar in France where they sell beers by
"pinte" what they sell is generally either 500mL or an Imperial pint
of 568mL (and both may be subject to sloppy pouring by the barperson
leading to less. The size may not be so surprising when one realizes
that many of these places are named such good old French names as
"Morrisons", "The Station Inn" or "The Queen's Legs"
Faber's Fourth Law:
  Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.

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