Friday, 1 June 2012

A swift quarter

report from "health experts" has called on the Government to introduce a daily alcohol limit of half a unit, equivalent to a quarter of a pint of beer.

I'm not sure if the report's authors ever go in pubs but I'd like to see them order a quarter of a pint. If they're with someone else, I suppose they could order a half and another glass. Good luck with that in a backstreet boozer in Manchester. The only legal measures for beer in pubs are a pint, the new two-thirds measure, half a pint and the rarely seen third of a pint, known as "a nip". Maybe a quarter of a pint measure could be called "a sip".

1 comment:

  1. It's only a matter of time before the egg cup becomes the only legal measure for beer in a pub.