Should we stay british or go European?

Stay British
63% (10 votes)
Go European
38% (6 votes)
Total votes: 16

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TangoMash
Feb 24 2006 14:26

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TangoMash
Feb 24 2006 14:26

This topic will mainly concern people who live in the UK.

Because London is hosting the olympics in 2012 the EU want to change the UK to all the same measurments as the rest of europe.

Such as:

MPH to KPH.

Pints/gallons to litres

Yards to metres

Inches - CM

etc.

So instead of ordering a pint of beer, you'll have to get 0.568 Litres.

I know that in some cases it won't make a difference, like all yards and feet to metres, becuase i never measure in Inches or yards, i always use metres and cm. Also If we drive at 30mph, it seems slow, if we change it to KPH then you'll look at the speed dial and think oh 50kph.

A few years ago, I can't remeber the exact date, the government changed all electical suplies, to a certain voltage. That cost Billions of pounds. Imagine if they were to change every speed dial, every pubs glasses, every road sign. that would cost well over 5 billion. Money which could be spent on helping people who need it. Changing every road sign would have to be an over night job. All over the country. Good news for roadworkers. If they were to do it over a certain amount of time, then it would be impossible to drive. One road would be 30Mph, the next 50Kph.

What do you think we should do? I think that it'll be alot easier to stay British, and not European.

Steven.
Feb 24 2006 14:40
TangoMash wrote:
So instead of ordering a pint of beer, you'll have to get 0.4731765Litres

But a pint is 0.568 litres confused

I hadn't heard about any of this supposed to be happening... you got a source for it? Imperial units are shit anyway.

TangoMash
Feb 24 2006 14:42

i converted it on some converstion website. neutral

ftony
Feb 24 2006 14:44

britain britain britain

raa raa raa

vote veritas

cmdrdeathguts
Feb 24 2006 15:09
ftony wrote:
britain britain britain

raa raa raa

vote veritas

Spartacus
Feb 24 2006 15:12

but then we'll be able to have proper sized beer glasses, like in germany. and maybe in exchange for this, the germans and czechs could teach us how to make lager than doesn't taste of piss.

Mike Harman
Feb 24 2006 15:30
TangoMash wrote:
i converted it on some converstion website. neutral

Yeah you converted an American pint roll eyes (worth remembering if you ever order a pint of anything in the US - about 20% less)

Jacques Roux
Feb 24 2006 15:32
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
but then we'll be able to have proper sized beer glasses, like in germany. and maybe in exchange for this, the germans and czechs could teach us how to make lager than doesn't taste of piss.

Cant say fairer than that!

TangoMash
Feb 24 2006 15:33
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
but then we'll be able to have proper sized beer glasses, like in germany. and maybe in exchange for this, the germans and czechs could teach us how to make lager than doesn't taste of piss.

word. lol.

and i'll change the pint conversion now. i just found a british conversion. thanks.

ftony
Feb 24 2006 15:57

but surely all lager tastes of piss, that's why we invented ALE

mmmmmmmm, hobgoblin 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

jef costello
Feb 25 2006 02:32

This looks like it came from a Daily Mail political correctness gone mad story.

In practise we have converted apart from a few exceptions, the only reason to contest it is that it might lead to price rises, but that's unlikely in this case.

As far as defending the British pint I think banning crap beer would help.

I had a couple of Happy Days beers today, not too bad actually. Although the jukebox didn't play no matter how hard I punched it sad

Lab Rat
Feb 25 2006 02:43

fuck imperial units. if things changed then maybe i could get a decent sized beer around here. also, you should adopt the german purity laws (which govern the ingredients and method of brewing of beer), thus making all beer suitable for vegans. im tired of drinking small amounts of piss weak slush. by the way, does anyone share my love for the ridiculously large faxe cans?! how punk rock...

Nick Durie
Feb 25 2006 14:17

As faur as A'm concerned youse bastarts stuil oor fuckin pints in mids o the auchteent century! Bethink yersel on a ful Scot pint, an syne get a glisk o whit wes tint, eh.wink:-

LIQUID MEASURES

1 Chopin = ½ Scottish pint

1 Scottish pint = 3 Imperial pints

1 Mutchkin = 1 Imperial pint

1 Scottish Flagon (1789) contained 26200 English Troy Grains of water.

ALE MEASURES [Based on the Stirling Jug, or Scots pint, 1618].

1 English gallon = 2 pints 3 mutchkin

10 English gallons = 3 gallons 3 pints 2 mutchkin

100 English gallons = 34 gallons 3 pints 0 mutchkin

1000 English gallons = 343 gallons 6 pints 0 mutchkin.

[English gallon - 282. cubic inches].

TangoMash
Feb 25 2006 17:40
Lab Rat wrote:
fuck imperial units. if things changed then maybe i could get a decent sized beer around here.

the beers would be exactly the same size i think, or smaller. but the same price. its all about money. give less take more. in other words, capatalist pub owners. red n black star

Ghost_of_the_re...
Feb 25 2006 19:19

What's the point? With other commodities there might be some sense to standardising measurements to make international trading simpler, but its not as if we import beer by the glass is it? Will changing every pint glass and road sign in the country not cost us a fortune and be of absolutely no benefit to anyone?

And lager does indeed taste of piss- get yerself a pint of beer and be thankful for British cultural independance.

jef costello
Feb 25 2006 19:25

Don't worry TM if they do change it I've got shitloads of pint glasses in my house and when you're old enough we'll sneak some into a europub and pour the beer into them and drink in remembrance of times past.

TangoMash
Feb 25 2006 19:51

lmao. why wait 4 years? wink

Mike Harman
Feb 25 2006 20:25
Lab Rat wrote:
oes anyone share my love for the ridiculously large faxe cans?! how punk rock...

faxe cans yes, punk rock no.

jef costello
Feb 27 2006 10:03

Doesn't the beer go flat?

I have a couple of steiners but I never use them because they're too bloody big.

Labrat do the yard, should be big enough for you

Mike Harman
Feb 27 2006 10:12
Jef Costello wrote:
Doesn't the beer go flat?

Depends how quickly you drink it.

Steven.
Feb 27 2006 10:18
Catch wrote:
Lab Rat wrote:
oes anyone share my love for the ridiculously large faxe cans?! how punk rock...

faxe cans yes, punk rock no.

I remember when revol68 once held one and we took a picture so he looked like a dwarf.

Ramona
Feb 27 2006 10:51

Give us the picture, John! Or I'll post the picture of you with hands but no arms.

Mike Harman
Feb 27 2006 15:46
John. wrote:
Catch wrote:

faxe cans yes, punk rock no.

I remember when revol68 once held one and we took a picture so he looked like a dwarf.

grin

Spartacus
Feb 27 2006 16:33
Ghost_of_the_revolution wrote:
And lager does indeed taste of piss- get yerself a pint of beer and be thankful for British cultural independance.

british lager does yes, which is why i obviously drink real ale when in a british pub. the germans and czechs on the other hand make delicious lagers that are much more refreshing than real ale on a summer's day, fuck even the french, spanish and italians make nicer lagers than the british. there must be a big tank of fizzy piss in london they pour into differently labelled bottles for the british market.

Caiman del Barrio
Feb 27 2006 20:13

#1 What's a faxe can??

#2 What happened to my post on here?? Ah well, fuck it. I'll just repeat myself:

Generally speaking, when people bang on about how bad British beer/food/people are, it's just a lame student excuse to brag about how, like, tooohtally raaaahhd their gap year was. So, fuck off. I'll have a Newky Brown thanks. wink

jef costello
Feb 27 2006 21:31

Faxe, is a beer that comes in a huge can. I've only seen posh twats trying actually buying them. It may be a good beer for all I know.

Spanish lager is pisswater.

Czech Lager is fucking cool, its a bitch to get here. I didn't have a gap year so I'm thinking of going to a foreign country and getting pissed.

Mike Harman
Feb 28 2006 00:22
Jef Costello wrote:
Faxe, is a beer that comes in a huge can. I've only seen posh twats trying actually buying them.

angry cunt.

I love my Faxe.

Quote:

It may be a good beer for all I know.

Bit like Sapporo. It's a fucking nice lager.

Quote:

Czech Lager is fucking cool, its a bitch to get here.

confused Staropramen's and Pilsner Urquell are all over the place, although most often seen in clubs/barley pubs.

jef costello
Feb 28 2006 00:27
Catch wrote:
Jef Costello wrote:
Faxe, is a beer that comes in a huge can. I've only seen posh twats trying actually buying them.

angry cunt.

Thats a bit harsh dude.

Who drank bitter with you?

888
Feb 28 2006 05:41

Those Eurocrats in Brussels... why's there no good angry smiley on this site? In fact all the yellow smileys are extremely shit.

Big Brother
Mar 4 2006 12:42
Quote:
MPH to KPH.

Pints/gallons to litres

Yards to metres

Inches - CM

etc.

I am bloody confused! I did both at school some 15 odd years ago and it all kinder of mixed up. I think this is one of the many reason why people tend to buy of the shelf products like meat cuts, cheeses rather than saying going to the delicatessen section of the shop or the Butchers. I know from my own personal experinces because I don't know my oz = grams...

So I have stopped going to these over the counter shops ever since my mother popped her clogs.

embarrassed

As soon these British/European sizes are sorted the better. Althou' I would like to still be able to ask for a Pint. Saying litres in the pub doesn't quiet have the same ring. I will be looking for the Toilet...