Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Half Pints

I had the adventure of traveling to 4 countries in one month. There is a lot to process about those experiences. I plan to blog in bits and pieces about my travels. One aspect that I found most interesting were the universal similarities and differences. One such difference involves beer and the glasses that it's served in.

"A pint is a pint is a pint is a pint," is what I argued about the service of beer in bars. I assumed that a pint was a standard measurement. Turns out it's not. American pints are 16 ounces. English pints are 20 ounces. (With that and the rule that you don't tip your bartender if you're just drinking, beer is much more economical there, and well, better, but that's beside the point).

And then there are half pints. I learned about halfway through the trip that proper English girls drink half pints.

Clearly I am very posh. Or not.

1 comment:

Emmie Grey said...

Ha. Amazing. You seriously labeled this American Lush. That's the most amazing part.

Come back over and have another pint with me...forget those girls that insist the half pint is the way to go!