It's quite simple, really.
January 8, 2013 10:16 PM Subscribe
Visiting Australia? There are just a few things you need to know when ordering a beer ...We’ve got ponies, glasses, middies an’ pots, see,the first man said.Now a pony’s four ounces –The second man said,Two to four.All right, two to four. But who the hell drinks two’s?[more here]
A pint's a pound the world around1, but in an Australian pub it's 25% larger,2 except in South Australia where it's what other States call a schooner and holds 15 (Imperial) fluid ounces. Schooners are the same everywhere (again, except in South Australia, where the measurement is called a
pint) but this wasn't always the case. If you want a half pint you can order a
poteverywhere except New South Wales and Western Australia, where it's a
middy; South Australia, where it's called a
schooner; and Western Australia, where ordering one will either get you a full pint or a strange look. And nobody knows why South Australians drink butchers.
Anyway, here's a table to sort it all out for you.
1 I.e., in the USA.
2 I.e., an Imperial pint. Hence,
A pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter.Except, perhaps, in South Australia.
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