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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:08 am

My issue with Hefeweizen is that I once drunk lots of it, fell asleep, and woke up with a very yeasty mouth.

So now I always make sure to wash it down with another style of beer, or brush my teeth (with a bottle of Jack, as the proverb goes).
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by monkey » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm

I think the shortages have started affecting me. The British section* in my supermarket was suspiciously empty.


*It's about a metre wide.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Gfamily » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:38 pm

monkey wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm
I think the shortages have started affecting me. The British section* in my supermarket was suspiciously empty.


*It's about a metre wide.
Aka, about half a fathom
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by shpalman » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:01 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:38 pm
monkey wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm
I think the shortages have started affecting me. The British section* in my supermarket was suspiciously empty.


*It's about a metre wide.
Aka, about half a fathom
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by dyqik » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:00 pm

shpalman wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:38 pm
monkey wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm
I think the shortages have started affecting me. The British section* in my supermarket was suspiciously empty.


*It's about a metre wide.
Aka, about half a fathom
You'd need 157 to fill a football field the height of Nelson's column the size of Wales double-decker busses f.ck off.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by monkey » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:04 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:38 pm
monkey wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:10 pm
I think the shortages have started affecting me. The British section* in my supermarket was suspiciously empty.


*It's about a metre wide.
Aka, about half a fathom
Careful now, I wouldn't be surprised if a USian fathom is different to an English one.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by shpalman » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:16 pm

Possibly a depth fathom is completely different to a width fathom. How many cups of groceries does that British section normally hold?
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by monkey » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:20 pm

shpalman wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Possibly a depth fathom is completely different to a width fathom. How many cups of groceries does that British section normally hold?
Dunno, a few bushels worth, I reckon.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by monkey » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:23 pm

And it turns out a USian fathom is different - clicky

But only till 2023.
One fathom is equal to:

1.8288 metres exactly (outside US)
1.828804 m (in the U.S. until 2023)...

...In October 2019, U.S. National Geodetic Survey and National Institute of Standards and Technology announced their joint intent to retire the U.S. survey foot, with effect from the end of 2022. The fathom in U.S. Customary units is thereafter defined based on the International 1959 foot, giving the length of the fathom as exact 1.8288 meters in the United States as well.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by WFJ » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:47 pm

dyqik wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:04 am
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:45 pm
I've heard Wetherspoons are suffering from beer shortages.

I'd indulge in some Schadenfreude but they've run out.
I prefer Schadenfreude Dunkel to the Hefe Hell.
Assuming you are talking about Weißbier, most (perhaps all) Dunkles is Hefeweißbier.

/beerpedantry

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