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From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:51

>... > I do recall that in England a pint in a pub was _a lot_ of beer by > our standards......Glad to say that bars are getting a little more > generous in their portions these days. >...
In Bavarian, a beer is typically 1 litre, unless you order a small one (or 'a half'), which is 500ml. To me, a liter is clearly too much beer to stay fresh until I can empty the glass. Bavarians, of course, find it the natural amount and tell me I drink too slowly. In Cologne OTOH, a glass of beer is 0.2 litres unless you order a large one, in which case you typically get 0.3 litres. I find 0.2 very little -- so little you can order a second one when your first one arrives. People from Cologne tell me that 0.2 is the maximum amount that stays fresh until you empty it. They admit it's quickly emptied, but being fresh outweighs the disadvantages and you can simple order more if it's not enough. Those are the German extremes, I think, at least the ones I know of. In most areas, you get 0.25 or 0.3 for a small one and 0.4 or 0.5 for a large one. And back to the topic before that: lit. German: Karo /ka:ro:/ rhomb/diamond (the shape) Herz /hE6)ts/ heart Pik /pi:k/ ? Kreuz /kROI)ts/ cross 'Pik' is exclusively used for playing cards. **Henrik


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