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Where I grew up a "massive shit" was never called a growler. It was called either a Venerable Bede or a crespa.
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Where I grew up a "massive shit" was never called a growler. It was called either a Venerable Bede or a crespa.

I call it a Bea Arthur.
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I call it a Bea Arthur.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Um... I'm pretty sure a growler is a 1/2 gallon beer jug everywhere. 

Not until the crap beer movement became a thing. I don't think there are even standard sizes. Why not just call it a bottle?

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/growler

Check the dates on the defs.
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I took a buzzfeed quiz turns out I am a Munchkin cat!

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I call it a why.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

One of these years, I'm giving up SF for Lent. Then hopefully, forever after that.

This got me thinking. I wonder who will still be around, poasting, 3, 5, 10 years from now?
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Not until the crap beer movement became a thing. I don't think there are even standard sizes. Why not just call it a bottle?

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/growler

Check the dates on the defs.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/ (not any less reputable than "onlineslangdictionary.com") suggests that the term dates back to the 1800s and had a revival in 1989.
post #40660 of 47117
When I worked in low voltage we used to call poop "Mando"
If one suddenly got the urge to poop, one would simply say, "Mando is calling, I gotta take his call."

There were fun variables to this. Like saying, "Mando has been calling since the morning, I better take his call before he gets angry and starts yelling."

Or in one instance, "Hey bro Mando is texting me." *proceedes to pass gas*

Ahh the joys of blue collar work.
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my favorite thing about Hong Kong International Airport:



ramen and tonkastu! Arisen ramen and next to it Saboten tonkatsu. kind of makes up for a 5 hour layover here since I can have one for lunch and the other for dinner. fuck airplane food.

LOL... I on the other hand usually have this in HKIA



because I don't know any place in azn land that has popeyes.
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http://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/ (not any less reputable than "onlineslangdictionary.com") suggests that the term dates back to the 1800s and had a revival in 1989.

The 'growler' in this case is slang for a bucket. People are filling bottles and jugs nowadays. I can't find a single reference of anyone using the term 'growler' to refer to anything other than a pail or bucket. I have, however, seen many uses in which it is simply called a bucket.

All signs point to misuse by beer nerds:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/27growl.html?_r=0

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/rushing_working_the_growler
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In the same way I called a 1L stein a schooner at one pub in Thunder Bay, when schooner is an Australian term for a 12oz beer, because that way they grokked what I wanted, I will continue to call them growlers. Also "bottle" means a 12 oz bottle to most people. I got both a growler (now depleted) and a "Boston Round," which is an arbitrary name for a 1L refillable, which I am enjoying now. It's much the same as how I order Cerveza in Mexico, so that they knew what I want. wink.gif

Very thoroughly enjoying my "crap" beer that was drawn by the brewer himself. You can stick to Labatt and Coors if you think they're better. More real beer for me!
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Really? A NYT article from 2010 about the growler being a "new" thing?

Franchise Chain brewpubs (like Rock Bottom) have been selling growlers to the suburban public for much longer than that....

And the bucket in my link may have been a bucket...but it was specifically named for the sound it made when being filled with beer meant to be taken home for consumption.
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This debate entertains me, and that is making me happy.

:popcorn:
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