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Drinking Too Much? Blame Your Glass

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the fetch-the-libertarian-paternalists dept.

Beer 115

sciencehabit writes "Before you down that pint, check the shape of your glass—you might be drinking more beer than you realize. According to a new study of British beer drinkers, an optical illusion caused by the shape of a curved glass can dramatically increase the speed at which we swill. The researchers recruited 160 Brits, and asked them to watch a nature documentary while they drank beer from straight or curved glasses. The group drinking a full glass of lager out of curved flute glasses drank significantly faster than the other group--possibly because the curved glasses impaired their ability to pace themselves while drinking."

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I've never had an issue (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199779)

I'm 27 and don't drink at all.

Re:I've never had an issue (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199791)

I'm 27 and don't drink at all.

You are "The Most Boring Man in the World".

Re:I've never had an issue (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199881)

Oh I don't know. I am older yet and do not drink but I do remember the fun that I've had. And very little of it has resulted in throwing up, acting like an inebriated asshole or regretting the use of alcohol diminished reasoning faculties.

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200001)

I do drink (I like a good whisky or wine, beer tends to be too fizzy for me - but a few are ok), but I don't see the point of drinking so much that you end up puking your guts out holding the toilet and a terrible hangovers the next day. Or even having blackout episodes.

I personally have never experienced all that bad stuff, and I don't intend to. I don't know why people repeatedly do that to themselves. Doing it once because you're ignorant is not so bad, but to do it more than once or twice seems retarded to me.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200097)

I fall in with Mr I don't drink above, although I *HAVE* drank, just not socially (and not more than a glass or equivalent based on proof at a time.) Sadly in my case, the alcohol overpowers my sense of taste, ruining the flavor of the liquor, as well as anything else I'm eating. Wine and above. Beer doesn't, but if I wanted something bitter, I'd go slap down on a 6 pack of sanbitter.

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200391)

Beer doesn't, but if I wanted something bitter, I'd go slap down on a 6 pack of sanbitter.

Perhaps I'm off topic now, but there are many, many beers that aren't bitter. I'm not a huge bitter beer drinker, so I avoid IPAs and anything else that's high on hops. A well-done hefeweizen, brown/red ale, and some pale/blonde ales are really fantastic beverages without the overpowering bitterness. Also, avoid anything cheap. Those are almost always bitter and/or urine flavored.

Anyhoo, I respect your decision not to drink; I just wanted to point this out in case you haven't experienced a beer that suits your tastes. Cheers!

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201143)

Why do you drink and eat at the same time?

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

Tarlus (1000874) | about 2 years ago | (#41201363)

Depending on what it is you're eating and drinking, food and alcoholic beverages can go very well together.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

allcar (1111567) | about 2 years ago | (#41201239)

What a tedious, puritanical twat you come across as.

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

Tarlus (1000874) | about 2 years ago | (#41201381)

Am I the only one who finds it odd that AC's are all posting thoughtful comments, yet a signed-in Slashdot user is the one being an asshole?

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200063)

I've drank (and still do at 32) since I was 16 and haven't thrown up from it since I was 21.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199951)

My precious, precious ass. Nothing bad could ever happen to you. Nothing. Not a single thing. Shhhh, baby, shhhh.

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 2 years ago | (#41200205)

I'm 27 and don't drink at all.

You are "The Most Boring Man in the World".

No, he's just very dry.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200375)

Dry as in "Martini Dry"?

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

zer0sig (1473325) | about 2 years ago | (#41202197)

Pretty sure it's dry as in "Nobody knows how dry I am".

No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (2)

Qbertino (265505) | about 2 years ago | (#41200749)

You are "The Most Boring Man in the World".

I don't drink alcohol and don't make a religion of it. I have plenty of friends who enjoy a beer or two or a bottle of whine, but none of them think im boring because I don't drink alcohol.

I also meet quite a few people - mostly men - who think what you think and have thought that since their late teens. Most of them have a beerbelly, a slow brain and can't losen up around women. Sad sight. I on the other hand get my age mistaken for early to mid 30ies (kind of a big deal when you're 42), enjoy good health and a brain that still is able to handle new stuff like high math, new languages and usefull programming performance.

I never understood the binge-drinking crowd in particular. I was the wimpy nerd, and the others were the tough guys smoking, getting drunk as a weekend pasttime and behaving like idiots or assholes or both at the same time and scoring the one or other early initial peer admiration. Now they all look as described above.

Aw, well, I'll just go on enjoying myself, my highscores with not-so-naive-anymore women and some neat dancing and social skills and the company that comes with them, all of which would actually easyly be spoiled by to much alcohol, but not at all but completely avoiding it.

But go ahead and keep calling somebody who doesn't drink alcohol 'boring' if you fancy.

My 2 cents.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201117)

And yet, in the end you'll die just like the rest of us.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

ThePeices (635180) | about 2 years ago | (#41202101)

According to religionists, isnt death only the beginning?

Were here on Earth for what, 80 odd years?

How does 80 years on earth compare to 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 x10^800000000000000000000000000000 years in [insert heaven or hell of choice here]? ( which is not even a tiny insignificant fraction of eternity BTW )

Once we die, the real fun begins.

Apparently.

So drink up...or not, it makes no difference.

Apparently.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201257)

Aw, well, I'll just go on enjoying myself, my highscores with not-so-naive-anymore women and some neat dancing and social skills and the company that comes with them, all of which would actually easyly be spoiled by to much alcohol, but not at all but completely avoiding it.

Dude, you're 42. You're supposed to be married with a 13 and 10 year old at this point...

Maybe your social skills aren't as amazing as you think?

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201261)

A "beerbelly" has nothing to do with beer, it's caused by other factors.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (2)

Jetra (2622687) | about 2 years ago | (#41201747)

I have a question, and if I get marked for troll I'm going to be seriously pissed because my aunt is perpetuating this myth. I do not drink whatsoever. The last thing I drank was a Sam Adam's Winter Lager, a taste of which I had at a Food Expo, but was so disgusted that I vowed to never touch alcohol again.

Anyway, she says that I'm still an alcoholic even though I don't drink because most my family is a bunch of alcoholics. Is this logical or do I need to smack her upside the head?

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (4, Insightful)

petsounds (593538) | about 2 years ago | (#41201311)

You conflate a lot of things together with your abstinence from drinking. You friends with beer bellies probably drink too heavily and don't exercise or eat properly. I too look quite a bit younger than my age, I can still solve hard problems, and enjoy learning, but guess what? I drink.

There is a nice middle area between binge drinking and being a teetotaler. It's what most people do -- have a drink now and then with friends, enjoy a good pint or glass of wine or whiskey, and enjoy themselves. I don't care whether you drink or not, and I don't think you are 'boring' for having that lifestyle, but don't try to say that drinking at all will result in horrible outcomes for your life.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

dunkelfalke (91624) | about 2 years ago | (#41201735)

Maybe not, but if people cannot enjoy themselves without being drunk - and exactly this is implied by quite a lot of posts here - then their outcomes are indeed horrible.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201427)

Most of them have a beerbelly, a slow brain and can't losen up around women.

This is why you must drink wines, fine bourbons and scotches instead of a appetite stimulant knows as beer.

Re:No alcohol doesn't mean 'boring'. (1)

ThePeices (635180) | about 2 years ago | (#41202067)

Drinking alcohol does not need to be a binary "nothing" or "passed out in a pool of your own puke"

Moderation is key, take the middle path. You get to enjoy a drink, but dont ever have to worry about your drinking, and what it is doing to you.

Re:I've never had an issue (2)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 2 years ago | (#41199959)

Research suggests you are not tall and slightly curvy, then. Didn't you RTFH?

Re:I've never had an issue (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#41200095)

I'm 27 and don't drink at all.

I'm also 27 and recently stopped drinking both booze and caffeine. They just make my head fuzzy these days and I thought I'd experiment with a life where I use no substances. Recommended.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200489)

No substances, eh? What about oxygen?

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41202125)

you know what he meant, which means he communicated perfectly fine. twat.

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41202117)

How are you coping without water? ( a known and potentially deadly substance in large quantities )

No food or other substances?

Hows the lack of air going?

Re:I've never had an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41202053)

You, sir have never Lived.

Never even have felt the extacy of your first sip of beer after a long hot hard days work.

Wish I'd known that last night... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199825)

1st post?!

Simple solution (1)

PPH (736903) | about 2 years ago | (#41199829)

Drink through a straw.

Re:Simple solution (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199861)

Curved or straight?

Re:Simple solution (1)

slashdyke (873156) | about 2 years ago | (#41200381)

I like the ones that twist, sort of like a roller coaster for your drink!

Re:Simple solution (1)

DarwinSurvivor (1752106) | about 2 years ago | (#41200929)

The regular ones or the ones with loops?

Re:Simple solution (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200115)

...through your nose [youtube.com] .

First! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199831)

Ah, that's because I had a curved glass.

I always suspected... (2)

vikingpower (768921) | about 2 years ago | (#41199837)

...that drinking out of my gf's pumps was my problem. Now I know for sure.

Re:I always suspected... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199929)

You don't have a girlfriend.

Re:I always suspected... (1)

vikingpower (768921) | about 2 years ago | (#41200021)

Damn. Then who is that woman on my couch ?

Re:I always suspected... (1)

Merls the Sneaky (1031058) | about 2 years ago | (#41200157)

If she's sleeping on your couch I would hazard a guess and say she's not your girlfriend.

Re:I always suspected... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200415)

Who said she was sleeping?
Ba-Bump!

Re:I always suspected... (3, Funny)

leromarinvit (1462031) | about 2 years ago | (#41200247)

Damn. Then who is that woman on my couch ?

Your mom. And it's her couch, not yours.

Re:I always suspected... (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#41201099)

At least the basement is all for him.

Re:I always suspected... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200397)

Your mother

Re:I always suspected... (1)

AK Marc (707885) | about 2 years ago | (#41201373)

Your mom?

Re:I always suspected... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201763)

Hi son.

-Your mom,

So researchers have finally found out... (5, Insightful)

KrazyDave (2559307) | about 2 years ago | (#41199843)

...what the pub and bar industry has known for 200 years. Attaboy, researchers! Next research mission; Do those free peanuts and pretzels make you thirsty for more beer, too?

Re:So researchers have finally found out... (1)

habib23 (33217) | about 2 years ago | (#41199889)

amen!

Re:So researchers have finally found out... (1)

jd2112 (1535857) | about 2 years ago | (#41200209)

Next research mission; Do those free peanuts and pretzels make you thirsty for more beer, too?

Where can I volunteer for that experiment?

Re:So researchers have finally found out... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200651)

That's exactly why I only drinks shots. You do it and you know exactly how much you have had (or close to it anyway) and over what time period. Then I can relax and drink a nice tasting soda or something. Mixed drinks and beer are awful.

More serious study needed (3, Funny)

Alain Williams (2972) | about 2 years ago | (#41199855)

Just one small study with 160 people cannot be trusted. I feel it my duty to help out with the research, I think that this merits a lot of experimental evidence to ascertain the veracity of this important question. I shall be off to the pub to do repeated tests using different glasses - this evening, straight after the new Dr Who has aired.

Re:More serious study needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200187)

... and probably with only one kind of "beer" too.

And? (1)

fridaynightsmoke (1589903) | about 2 years ago | (#41199913)

Does this make any real difference whatsoever? Surely people are still capable of counting the number of glasses they drink, or is drinking one pint too quickly "binge drinking" now?

Re:And? (2)

pinkushun (1467193) | about 2 years ago | (#41200133)

Assuming the drinker in question limits their intake by units, this is true.

But most people limit their intake by a time based function: let's have another while we are here!

[units] = [time] * [consumption]

Re:And? (3, Informative)

houghi (78078) | about 2 years ago | (#41200433)

They will be able to count. I doubt that they will actually do so.
What people do is go out and then go home at a certain time.

Say that in that time you have 5 pints out of pint glasses, but because you now drink out of a straight glass, you will have only 4. That is 20% less consumption.

No matter what company you are working for, 20% less sales is a LOT.

Or look at it the other way around. Imagine that you are a company that sells beer in straight glasses. Going to curved ones can increase your sales by 25%.

In Belgium Stella Artois is chaging the Stella straight glasses for curved ones. They do not change the beer. They do it purely out of marketing reasons. Make the beer classier and not compete with their other standard beer Jupiller. They estimated that the whole image change will take about 10 years. Turn it into a classier beer. And all this without changing the taste of it.

How about the center of gravity? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199919)

Holding a fluted glass, you're more likely to drink faster off the top just to make it easier to hold w/o spilling. It's a less convenient form factor compared to a straight mug.

People try to avoid spillage as it invites accusations of tipsiness or worse.

Absolute worse glassware for over drinking (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199923)

The Mobius Mug and the Escher Pint are the worst causes of hangovers, but you don't see them at most bars because the profit margins suck.

Re:Absolute worse glassware for over drinking (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41202079)

The Mobius Mug and the Escher Pint are the worst causes of hangovers, but you don't see them at most bars because the profit margins suck.

Nah, the Klein Bottle is much worse!

They obviously don't know about... (1)

rsmith84 (2540216) | about 2 years ago | (#41199971)

DAS BOOT!

The Problem lies in the brain (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41199973)

What makes you drunk is not if you drank your single beer in 5, 10 or 15 minutes.

What makes you drunk is ordering another one. And another one. And another one. And another one.

Counting glasses is the same no matter how the thing is shaped, no?

Re:The Problem lies in the brain (1)

jd2112 (1535857) | about 2 years ago | (#41200233)

I found that around the fifth glass or so they start to multiply making it hard to count.

Re:The Problem lies in the brain (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | about 2 years ago | (#41202175)

but if you drink slower. you have to order less to cover the evening.

Using the wrong units (4, Interesting)

another random user (2645241) | about 2 years ago | (#41199987)

From the article (i know, what am I doing reading that...)

"They assigned each group to drink either about 177 milliliters or about 354 milliliters of lager or soft drink from straight or curved glasses."

No they didn't! It's a British report and beer sure as hell is not measured in ml!

Still, the actual measurements used (6 fl oz and 12 fl oz) still seem to be an odd choice to me. Have to wonder why they didn't use 10 fl oz (a half) and 20 fl oz (a pint) to more accurately represent the normal quantities of beer drinking.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0043007 [plosone.org]

Re:Using the wrong units (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200155)

Still, the actual measurements used (6 fl oz and 12 fl oz) still seem to be an odd choice to me. Have to wonder why they didn't use 10 fl oz (a half) and 20 fl oz (a pint) to more accurately represent the normal quantities of beer drinking.

Probably because the WHO had something to do with the study and actual real-life measurements would have skewed the results away from the one that they were ordered to produce.

All joking aside if you look at the fact that glass A has half as much as glass B, why wouldn't you drink the quantity in glass A in half the time?

Re:Using the wrong units (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200523)

As in any international publication, the volume must be expressed in the international system of Units (SI, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units).
It's actually you who are still using the old, unnecessary complex and arbitrary imperial system. Sorry.

Re:Using the wrong units (1)

Dr_Barnowl (709838) | about 2 years ago | (#41200531)

Because a pint, or a half, would be a whole glass, and the aim is to study the ability of the drinker to estimate volume based on the glass shape. It's too easy to estimate the volume when you ask them for a volume that's a standard glass size.

Re:Using the wrong units (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | about 2 years ago | (#41200609)

If so, it's a less useful result. If someone pours you a glass without you knowing the size of the glass, it's pretty hard to estimate anyway. If you buy a pint of beer, then you know that you have a pint of beer. Unless you buy it in the USA, in which case you have 83% of a pint of... something.

Re:Using the wrong units (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201141)

83% of a pint of carbonated piss [budweiser.com] .

From Observation... (3, Interesting)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 2 years ago | (#41200011)

I had a major "aha!" moment after reading this. It is absolutely true in my experience, oddly enough. I get a pint in one of those tall thin glasses and it goes down *fast*. Otheriwse I tend to be more of a sipper. I guess I just figured that might be why they serve beer in those at some of the "chain-ier" restaurants out there. They already know this information, perhaps?

The beer shoots down the into the mouth faster, I think, less feeling against the skin above the lip (what's the term for that?), so maybe you don't get that "I have to wipe my face off" feeling, and just keep drinking?
The feeling against the lips/mouth is different between glasses, and I'd be interested to get more data about the cognitive EXPERIENCE of the beer and probably other factors... I posit that this IS an ok place for me to totally geek out on thinking I'd love to conduct an experiment on this sort of thing and learn a lot more details than this research may have accounted for.

Re:From Observation... (1)

sixsixtysix (1110135) | about 2 years ago | (#41200773)

exactly. it has nothing to do with an "optical illusion". one pours down the gullet in a more efficient manner is all.

Regular or Light? Does it matter? (1)

Lorien_the_first_one (1178397) | about 2 years ago | (#41200023)

i wonder if they tracked the type of beer as a variable.

Count (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 2 years ago | (#41200041)

The shape of the glass doesn't matter if you count how many drinks you have had.

Re:Count (1)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 2 years ago | (#41200211)

Neither does the size, if memory serves me right.

If.

Full glyph system (1)

HomelessInLaJolla (1026842) | about 2 years ago | (#41200043)

In addition...

due to historical evolutions in social cues and associations it is common for people to mistake, mischange, interrelate, and otherwise incorrectly obfuscate the associations of "bread" and "wine", ie. the desire of boredom and the desire of care and worry.

Do note the spacial relation of the bread and wine during an appropriate training participation [wikispaces.com] .

The problem with beer glasses (2)

Stonent1 (594886) | about 2 years ago | (#41200077)

Is they stop working after about 5 minutes and someone has to replace or repair it so it starts working again.

Information request (2)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | about 2 years ago | (#41200081)

What is this "pace themselves while drinking" TFA is referring to? I have never encountered this concept before.

half yard of ale (2)

fermion (181285) | about 2 years ago | (#41200087)

I can attest that the shape of the glass causes over drinking. When I was using my half yard, I could go though a six pack of Guinness in minutes. Switch back to a pint glass and it was a leisurely half hour per.

Why are they looking at their glass? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200189)

Usually when I'm at a bar the only time I look at a glass is when it's empty. The rest of the time I'm paying attention to the people I'm with.

NYC Soda ban... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200229)

Somebody should have told this to NYC before they banned large sodas.

mindless eating (1)

cthlptlk (210435) | about 2 years ago | (#41200261)

If this kind of research is interesting to you, check out http://mindlesseating.org/ [mindlesseating.org] ... it's not a diet book, but I definitely lost a lot of weight after I read it.

Something to be learned here (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200309)

Always make sure your date is using a curved glass. ;)

Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200361)

I don't know about this theory regarding glass shape. Fortunately I believe in science instead of a magical, invisible friend defining the rules so I can test the hypothesis myself. If you need me, I'll be running some experiments at the pub this weekend.

"Drinking too much? Blame your glass" (1)

exentropy (1822632) | about 2 years ago | (#41200365)

Yep, sounds like the attitude most people have nowadays. Nothing is ever the fault of the individual; it's always the environment that caused his actions.

Why is this cautionary? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200371)

I wish they served more flute shaped glasses.

Personally (4, Insightful)

QX-Mat (460729) | about 2 years ago | (#41200379)

Personally I find beer impairs my ability to pace myself. YMMV.

Is it too late to join the study? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200409)

I'll drink from either shaped glass.

Curved glasses are beer goggles? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200427)

Did they examine whether the curved glasses make better beer goggles?

lawsuit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41200517)

Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Personally, I'm switching to curved.

Bottle Baby (1)

kc8hr (633502) | about 2 years ago | (#41200705)

Personally, I never use a glass; also, I prefer cans to bottles.

You can't buy beer... (1)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about 2 years ago | (#41200719)

... you can only rent it!

I don't think so.... (1)

nerdyalien (1182659) | about 2 years ago | (#41200743)

I am a regular social drinker, and I have some fair doubts about this study.

I have tried many different beers in their trademark glasses. But regardless the glass, I always stop at 4 (British) pints of regular beer (5% alcohol level) , as that's the absolute limit of liquids I can hold in my body cage.

My answer for "why some people drink too much?".. I think they are genetically able to process alcohol much faster. Also, the colder climate can make you drink slightly more. Or it could be just that, beer is so cheap*

* - I live in south east Asia, and a pint of good beer (say Guinness, Kilkenny, Hoegarden, Leffe... even Heineken) can be as steep as 12-13 US dollars!

Wrong terminology (1)

mrbester (200927) | about 2 years ago | (#41200963)

In the UK, lager is not beer. Beer is never served in lager glasses.

HUGE Security Resource+ - version 6000 - 08/31/12 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201309)

HUGE Security Resource+ - version 6000 - 08/31/2012
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The document Slashdot refuses to post!

My personal favorite beer glass (1)

Telecommando (513768) | about 2 years ago | (#41201545)

has always been a schooner. But it's been years since I've seen a bar that has one. (I have 3 at home; 2 glass, 1 wood.)

Second favorite container is the liter mug, followed by the half-liter.

After that I really don't care. I'll drink out of a jelly jar if that's all you've got.

But never plastic. Lord no, never plastic.

Re:My personal favorite beer glass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41201685)

But never plastic. Lord no, never plastic.

I must protest; plastic is perfectly suitable for beer pong.

At no other time should it ever be used as a vessel for the holiest of beverages, of course.

Re:My personal favorite beer glass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41202095)

you dumb bastard. it's not a schooner, it's a sailboat

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"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>