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View Poll Results: British Vs American Pint Glass
British 105 71.43%
American 33 22.45%
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #31
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But mine still have the Queen's Crown on them, making them official.

By way of comparison,TimSTi:

This is an American pint glass:



This is a British pint glass (notice the slight bulge near the rim):



This is a dimpled mug:



The former holds 16 US fluid ounces, which is one US pint or 473mL. The latter two hold 20 imperial fluid ounces, which is an Imperial pint, or 568mL.

If people are talking about a glass not featured in this post, they are officially of-topic.



Make sense now?

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #32
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But mine still have the Queen's Crown on them, making them official.
Not unless they also have a line marking the pint level they ain't. If they have no line they are outdated.
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Now that you mention it, my "British" pint and half-pint glasses have the "CE" mark, and were made in France...
France makes a HUGE amount of glassware for export.....I smells foul play on their part.
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Not unless they also have a line marking the pint level they ain't. If they have no line they are outdated.
Well, I pinched my prize example about, oh, five years ago. Maybe I got an outdated one. I have another four which are properly marked.

Also, I was under the impression (delusion?) that the crown was etched at the proper level, making the line unnecessary.

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Well, I pinched my prize example about, oh, five years ago. Maybe I got an outdated one. I have another four which are properly marked.

Also, I was under the impression (delusion?) that the crown was etched at the proper level, making the line unnecessary.

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Maybe not a delusion I dunno. The line was introduced a lot longer than five years ago, so maybe the crown being at pint level is a newer idea?
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The crown has been used for centuries. Recently being left off by those who make the glasses in Czech republic, probably as a way to help convince those stubborn Englishmen to give up their imperial measures!

As the article reads, the rest of Europe wants them to adopt the Metric system. Shove off! We still use the imperial system in America too! Although I now have to own two sets of tools to work on my cars...

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The crown has been used for centuries. .
Yeah, but for it to possibly double up as a level marker was a new idea to me. About 15 years ago they had to introduce a line to stop pubs serving the head as a part of the actual pint.
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wow the Brits are killing in this poll! I thought it would be less of a landslide.

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wow the Brits are killing in this poll! I thought it would be less of a landslide.
sheer mechanics of it....

20 Imperial fluid ounces = 19.2 US fluid ounces > 16 ounces

Also the bump helps them to come apart when stacked easier than the American pint.
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I didn't see an option in the poll for "Homer Bucket".

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