[OT - Crescent Wrench] - Re: 8.10b - first impression and questions
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Oct 12 00:21:25 BST 2008
On Saturday 11 October 2008, uriah heep wrote:
>Yep its all in ml's 325 750, 1500 except domestic beer.
Ahh, not quite. I have a couple of sips left in a jug of Black Jack that I
thought was 1/2 gallon, but low, and behold even, when I pulled it out just
now, the jug says 1.75 litres. But then it was placed in my hands 6 years
ago at my retirement dinner & I've been letting it slowly age, whats left is
now 14 years old. No idea what 'size' they are shipping now.
>On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at bmarsh.com> wrote:
>> On Saturday 11 October 2008, Thorny wrote:
>> > > Do Americans still buy their liquor in "fifths"?
>> > I don't know but I imagine so, wasn't that size supposed to 1/5 of a US
>> > gallon? Are there any drinkers in the US reading this who can
>> > confirm this?
>> > But, mm is a unit of distance, don't you mean cc?
>> No, I believe most liquor is sold in liters now... Usually .75 or 1.5
>> liter bottles which is supposed to replace the 4/5th quart (or 'fifth')
>> and the half gallon.
>> As always in marketing, they put out a slightly smaller amount at probably
>> same price as they do with candy bars. :-(
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