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  • Amy Gale,

    probably something cool like marketing or something with computers

    Wait, what?

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 471 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    As we have gone from state funded BBQs to beer and then etymology, it doesn't seem such a great leap to go to my favourite public servant comment of the week, possibly the decade (whichever decade we're in - don't start).

    Mike More on becoming US Ambassador said;

    'I'm not a lifestyle kind of guy, and if you learn I'm playing golf, shoot me in the back of the head!'

    Now that's my kind of public servant.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I love convergent evolution.

    When I say: "We use scull, as in rowing, possibly due to the connections to sport and drinking culture." I more correctly mean "we" as in "right now me and my friends". The phrase Naly D used was: Rowing the place I first learned to scull.

    At university drinking games were single and double sculls. Drinking as a sport, and there's already a sport that uses the word "scull". Which is my less elegant way of saying what Linger said above:

    As native speakers, we don't have enough evidence to judge whether meanings were ever etymologically related. Fortunately, the question usually doesn't matter to us as users of the language.

    I would suggest that most people would join the two together in their heads whether they were supposed to be or not. Hence we have two different etymologies for the one term.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    probably something cool like marketing or something with computers

    Actually I'm going with "high-flying senior copy editor", since apart from meetings and lunch, Steinlager Man's workday consists of circling part of a document and then knocking off for evening golf and a beer.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Wow. Am I really the only person who likes Monteiths? OK, it's mass-produced, has no "soul", etc. But it's also a perfectly drinkable pint. Personally, I don't really have the budget to be swigging Emersons or Epic right and left. And while I do make a point of getting outside some of the very nice beers available on tap in the Fill-yer-own section of Regional Wines & Spirits, I do rather like some of the "premium beers" available from the big brewers. Monteiths, despite being evil with that bollocks about Radler, are pretty good day-to-day beers.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Monteiths, despite being evil with that bollocks about Radler, are pretty good day-to-day beers.

    The Radler dispute has made me switch to Mac's (usually Hop Rocker) as my keep-in-the-fridge-for-drinking-with-sports-and-chips beer.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    DB own goal themselves all the time. Here as the PM opened Lancaster Park and the stadium as ready for the Rugby World Cup (I'm still planning to go to Oz then).
    Cantabs will be full of the memory of freezing wet kids whos cheap/free ponchos were taken from them because they were CD - not that anyone would see an emblem on your guts in the crowded stand. Stranger still the taking of cushions with CD on them, how the telly will pick up CD from under my cheeks is beyond me.
    The whole closing down the coast brewry was a bad look.
    Good Beer though, just marketing failures.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Jeez guys, just have one of these over the road from your front gate and you never have to worry... except about your waistline...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    The Radler dispute has made me switch to Mac's (usually Hop Rocker) as my keep-in-the-fridge-for-drinking-with-sports-and-chips beer.

    Yeah - I know I should probably avoid Monteiths, but I do generally prefer them to Macs. I find Macs Gold a bit tasteless, but their Celtic Red and Hop Rocker are most nice.

    Though I must admit, I'm rather annoyed to find that the Macs Brewery on the waterfront in Wellington is going to cease functioning as a brewery. Was lovely to sit on the waterfront on a sunny day, drinking a pint brewed ten metres away.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover,

    I find Macs Gold a bit tasteless

    I agree. I'm almost positive that Macs Gold has declined in quality and flavour since Macs was bought by <whichever big brewer bought them> and it's now horrible: tasteless, overly-sweet and the complete opposite of refreshing.

    Ditto most of the (original) Monteiths range, including but not limited to Original, Golden, and Pilsener.

    Frankly, if you can now tell the difference between Monteiths Original and Lion Brown, or Macs Gold and Speights Gold, I take my hat off to you.

    As for Heineken, ever since its been brewed in NZ it's been getting worse and worse and now tastes like fermented apple juice. And not in a good way.

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I find Macs Gold a bit tasteless

    The beer tasting at Beervana was done by mixing the different flavours into Mac's Gold. I assume because it's a flavorless beer.

    Ditto most of the (original) Monteiths range, including but not limited to Original, Golden, and Pilsener.

    And not to get myself banned from a number of local venues, but Montieths/DB bars are the worst. The beer selection tends to be Heineken, Tiger and the Montieths range. So my options for a hoppy pale ale or nice strong Belgian-style tripel are...?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Alastair Jamieson,

    I don't really have the budget to be swigging Emersons or Epic right and left.

    No, nor do I (it's usually Mac's Hoprocker or Sassy Red from the supermarket), however you'd think the govenment could splash out a little when entertaining foreign dignitaries.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Reeves,

    Perhaps there was a subtle (??) republican message being sent. Diplomats talk a different language, y'know.

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I mean, it would be a bit morbid to skull a drink. Unless you were a pirate.

    Oh, I dunno. Possibly one ancient tradition worth reviving.

    If it's good enough for Lord Byron, it's good enough for me.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Monteith's New Zealand Lager is brewed in New Zealand for the UK market. A quality premium beer, it delivers on the unique, clean crisp taste of New Zealand and crafted with the UK consumers' palate in mind.

    So its product placement.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    If it's good enough for Lord Byron, it's good enough for me.

    Beer would leak out the eyes.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Beer would leak out the eyes.

    If it's leaking out of your eyes, you've probably drunk too much too quickly. Ahaha.

    Here's an example. Looks like just the thing for a relaxing post-work drink in the sun.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover,

    Here's an example...

    Damn! for some reason I really want that.

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Damn! for some reason I really want that.

    You sad boys :)
    If you get a good quality beer,price doesn't have to be an issue because one can savour the flavour, and generally their strength allows one to drink slower and less. Jus' sayin'.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Plus, the average skull-cup only holds so much fluid.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover,

    You sad boys :)

    Hey! Hands up who WOULDN'T love the chance to sit in some kind of throne drinking out of a skull cup like some kind of prehensile dwarf king or troglodyte or something.......

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Hands up who WOULDN'T love the chance to sit in some kind of throne drinking out of a skull cup like some kind of prehensile dwarf king or troglodyte or something.......

    I've seen those skull mugs in the flesh. I'll put my hand up and say that I wouldn't want one, and that I find the thought of drinking from one deeply disturbing.

    If you get a good quality beer,price doesn't have to be an issue because one can savour the flavour, and generally their strength allows one to drink slower and less.

    True, but it's not always about sitting down with your taste buds for a dedicated half-hour of subtle flavours. Most of my drinking these days is with meals, where I'm probably not going to appreciate all the delicate flavours, etc. And given a choice between a six-pack of Monteiths for $11 (discounted as a supermarket loss leader) or a single bottle of Epic Pale Ale for $5, I submit that for anyone not on an unlimited budget, price is always going to be somewhat of a factor... even if it is just that little voice in your head saying "Yeah, it's nicer, but is it twice as nice?"

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    I'm fortunate in that I will drink ANY beer and be happy with it. Doesn't matter if it's 8 bucks a pint or 15 bucks a dozen.

    It's so good having no standards.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Hands up who WOULDN'T...

    It's obvious anyone with good taste wouldn't be seen dead with that! As you (I guess ) would also say "Grow some!" ;)

    As an aside, the slabs of meat on that BBQ would have been a dam sight better if cooked in one of those Barbies that have lids. Not that I really know, but some say...
    ... and then what's with the bloody shirts and suit pants? T shirts and board shorts peleeze.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Epic Pale Ale for $5,

    $ 3.75

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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