Words are wierd things. Even when you speak the same language as
somebody else, there will always be different ways to say things...
||The absolute truth (only spoken by a drunk person)
||ill / sick
|Pint of Beer
||The subject of Austraian beer measures can be very confusing.
a lady's waist used to be either a 5 or 7 once measure of beer
once served only in the parlour of a pub in New South Wales,
but in Queensland it was known as a 'glass' because it was taken
as a chaser to a glass or shot of neat rum. In New Wouth Wales
a schooner is somewhat short of a pint (425ml vs 568ml). A pint
is known as a pot i nVictoria. In New South Wales a pint is
a pint, but never has been sold as such because there were no
glasses to hold that measure. a pot used to be a 7 ounce in
Western Australia, where a schooner was 10 ounces, but in South
Australia if you wanted a Coopers you had to ask for a bottle
because only West End was sold in glasses or off the tap. In
Tasmania a glass of Cascade is sold as a 'glass', while in Queensland
XXXX comes in stubbiew or tinnies. Other glasses include a middy
and a pony, while bottled and/or canned beer comes in various
sizes - including a longneck, stubby, throwdown and tinny (also
known as a 'tube'). Just ask for a beer.
(Taken from the "new dinkum aussie dictionary", Richard