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Originally Posted by why View Post

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

no you're right that buckets for beer used to be called growlers but so did jugs/pitchers.



you're not allowed to sell beer in buckets any more for pretty good reasons... so the jug form is ubiquitous today... the term growler for a vessel of beer has been around since the 1800s...

i mean you realize language changes right? growlers used to be more known for buckets and now they're more known for jugs...
post #40667 of 46956
Finally some inspiration again, still a work in progress do and sorry no VS models this time. wink.gif





post #40668 of 46956
Huh. I will say that NYT story was interesting to me for a different reason. When I was a kid, my mom had a few metal buckets with the Budweiser logo on them. I can't recall how much they held, and it's hard to eyeball their size based on a fuzzy memory, but I'd say for sure they weren't bigger than a quart. It's possible they were as small as a pint, but I'm betting quart. Either way, she said they were from when she and my dad would go see concerts in one of the parks in Atlanta. It was always Southern rock bands (I'm remembering Skynyrd in particular), which makes sense given the time and place, and they'd fill the buckets with beer for something like a quarter.

I always thought that was sort of a crazy relic from when my parents were kids, but it sounds like it was even older school than that. Funny to see some history on it after all these years.
post #40669 of 46956
Laurens, please do Kate Upton. I want to see how you sketch those bazoombas
post #40670 of 46956
Today I went to the dentist, where I was subdued with nitrous oxide. Typically I have what seem to be profound insights that I later realize were not profound at all. But this time I actually had an insight that has some truth to it. I thought "If I don't change my habit of drawing out my vowels just a split second too long, no one will ever love me." That's probably overstating it a bit, but nonetheless I must needs work to shorten the length of my vowels by just a tiny bit. Life will become better when I succeed at it.
post #40671 of 46956
By noon today, I was approached by two different people about two different jobs. One has the potential to increase my salary by a good $20K.

This is what happens when you are a superstar.
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But would you actually have to work for that extra 20k?

post #40673 of 46956
Yes but really only for 6 months a year. Outside of that it would be pretty quiet.
post #40674 of 46956

Minor league contract?

post #40675 of 46956
Campaigning?
post #40676 of 46956
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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.

 

That's about the stupidest "citation" I've come across. You may as well use the date of a Wikipedia edit.

 

I won't deny that the "crap beer" movement had something to do with popularizing this term, but you're way off about when the crap beer movement began. I was guzzling vast quantities of microbrewed beer, purchased in growlers (my definition is a "take home jug of beer, volume not specified") in Portland in 1988.

post #40677 of 46956
Yesterday would have been my old man's 62nd birthday. Like him, I'm not much for "celebrating" every event that reminds me of a loved one, but I did manage to carve out a little time at the end of a busy day to have a big, bloody steak that he would have loved.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

no you're right that buckets for beer used to be called growlers but so did jugs/pitchers.



you're not allowed to sell beer in buckets any more for pretty good reasons... so the jug form is ubiquitous today... the term growler for a vessel of beer has been around since the 1800s...

i mean you realize language changes right? growlers used to be more known for buckets and now they're more known for jugs...

Ah, thanks for that.

I realize language changes. Sometimes for the worse, which is why I think 'growler' is an abhorrent anachronism at best and overly-pervasive marketing at worst. To me it's a way for craft beer nerds to discuss whatever flavored syrup they try to one-up one another about.

I prefer my beer to come from a brewery that's been doing it since the Middle Ages rather than some guy's basement since last Christmas. Craft beer doesn't even taste like beer any more, but I guess that's a topic for a different thread.
post #40679 of 46956
The word growler seems a rather odd thing to call abhorrent whether or not you think it's an anachronism.

Really tho when does a word stop being an anachronism and starts being a "chronism"? Considering people have been using it for several decades now
post #40680 of 46956
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I realize language changes. Sometimes for the worse, which is why I think 'growler' is an abhorrent anachronism at best and overly-pervasive marketing at worst.

This is such a trivial thing to get worked up over. It's not like redefining "literally" or accepting mispronunciation of "nuclear." It's not an eye roll–inducing portmanteau. It's a historically-informed term with a specific, unambiguous definition: a reusable jug used for carry-out draught beer. You obviously have something against the "crap beer" industry.
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