Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Give me a pint or give me death

I'm normally a big advocate of converting to the metric system, but this article sent to me by Todd P reminds me that sometimes, tradition must hold out against "progress." Let's hear it for Britain for defending the noble pint!

The Sun (England)

September 12, 2007 Wednesday

UK beats EU in war over pint

BRITAIN won its battle with Brussels over imperial measures yesterday.

The U-turn by EU chiefs -first revealed by The Sun -means shops can sell in pounds and ounces. Pints and miles also stay to protect UK "traditions and culture".

EU Industry Commissioner Gunther Verheugen said yesterday: "The idea that you could not go for a pint in a pub in Britain is not acceptable."

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