Indeed, good people, and I am the one with the concerns!
As you may or may not know, HL and I are planning on visiting the Land of the free next April. However, I was deeply shocked to see an example of the nations drinking habits in a film shown on BBC 1 last night.
The film was "Pushing TIn", and was basically about some weirdo New York air-traffic controllers, one of whom got his kicks by standing underneath the flight path of landing 747's so's he could get blown about by the slipstream... I digress, onwards!
Well, in one scene, they all go into a bar / pub / whatever, for a few bevvies after a days work. However - and this is unbelievable - the waitress says she's cutting them off from further beers once they have downed 3 bottles of Bud each. 3 bottles! I mean.. well, words simply fail me here.
Bottled Bud has an alcohol content of around 4.6%, which is about the average for an ordinary Brit beer out of the barrel. Therefore 3 bottles of Bud, which equal a half-pint measure, is the equivalent of 1 and a half pints of ordinary beer. Folks, I want 8 pints before I even start to kiss strangers and Staffordshire bull terriers!
So come on you noble Americans, tell this aghast Brit that I have made a mistake and that the pubs in Florida will allow me to drink ample beer to feel a little, well,.... mellow.
Edited by - Englishman on 2 January 2003 11:24:36