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  Reply # 1455188 22-Dec-2015 11:39
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There are no standard measures in NZ - see here.

Now, a large fast food meal is advertised clearly with posters. Pubs do not place large and obvious signs saying "in this pub we sell beer in the following sizes etc" which would be an acceptable alternative to having legal measures.

At the moment, you can go up to a noisy bar, three sheets to the wind and be charged anything at all for any amount....clear standards keep people honest.





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BTR: I would simply say your new to NZ and what beer would you recommend, most bar staff are very helpful and will give you some suggestions. 

Not knowing what to order or what size glass isn't going to get you laughed out of the bar. I've even seen bars that sell Budweiser and Samuel Adams. Haven't seen any Duff though :-)

Agree. If you are in a bar where the staff can hear you it is not an issue ; ).

 
 
 
 


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Geektastic: There are no standard measures in NZ - see here.

Now, a large fast food meal is advertised clearly with posters. Pubs do not place large and obvious signs saying "in this pub we sell beer in the following sizes etc" which would be an acceptable alternative to having legal measures.

At the moment, you can go up to a noisy bar, three sheets to the wind and be charged anything at all for any amount....clear standards keep people honest.


Any old measurements are purely descriptive and not to be used for the quantity of goods sold.

That is why subway are able to sell a footlong, since that is a trade name of a product, length being anywhere from 260mm upwards. Just because its not a "foot" as used in pre-metric times doesnt mean anything.

Same for televisions, they are sold as "inches" but there will be an actual cm measurement on them, which is often a bit short of the size that you get if you convert the pre-metric units over.

So pint is just a descriptive term for the type of glass used. It cannot be used to describe a quantity as there is no legal definition of it. Sals had issues when they listed their chicken wings in pre-metric units because they wanted to sound all authentic and USA. They couldnt do it because they were using it to describe the _quantity_ of chicken wings, not just a name of a product.

If you are suggesting that there should be some jobs created for busybodies to run around and measure the capacity of the glassware used in bars, then that is absurd. That will limit the choice of bars to serve drinks how they see fit and is the type of thing that would only come from a bureaucrat. If a bar wants to sell something little bigger than a shot glass and charge $12 for it, then that is entirely up to them.

OP needs to familiarize themselves with metric measures because if the walk into a place and ask for a 12 oz coke or similar, they will not be understood.




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