But the pints of milk we buy are sold in pint units. You cannot buy a liter of milk.
Milk is labeled and priced in litres. It just happens to be sold in volumes that correspond to old fashioned pints.
No, no, no! Don't let him get away with that outright lie!.
Assuming that Tesco.co.uk is a fair representation of British shopping; their website today offers 601 items corresponding to "milk".
I didn't check them all, but page 1 contained 24 items;
14 were labelled as 2.272 litres / 4 pints (or similar)
10 were labelled 2 litres.... with no imperial equivalent.
is wrong both in sense, and in actual detail.
Yes, you can quite easily buy a liter [sic] of milk. (p.s. why would he use the American spelling of "liter"?
I also found your analysis of beer to be only partially correct.
Again using samples taken from Tesco.co.uk;
It is probably no surprise that imported beers (San Miguel, Estrella Damm, Asahi, Birra Moretti) come in either 330ml or 500ml sizes (¹)
But how do you explain British ales such as Timmy Taylors, Marstons and Adnams being offered in the same (metric) sizes?
A minority (less than 20%) were sold as "440ml" , and even that isn't a pint - it's 1lb in weight
After a more detailed search I found just two listings
(out of 249), strangely both for Stella Artois packaged either in 284ml bottles (half a pint) or
568ml cans . Ironically, the Wikipedia page for "pint" features a photo of exactly this product, along with the explanation " A four pack of larger [sic], common in the UK sold in pint sized cans." I guess some rogue Brexiteers have infiltrated wikipedia's editorial team.....
(¹) If indeed these "foreign " beers have been imported, and not simply brewed somewhere in darkest Kent, under licence.
In terms of beer available in pints, I'm guessing one or both of you are referring to draught beer as served at a public house.
In which case I would be most intrigued to find a similar establishment serving milk in this way, by the pint
, just as noviorbis77
Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell a..... TROLL !
Nothing to see here; move along please.