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Old Nov 3rd, 2005, 05:36 PM
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US "pitcher" = Australian "jug", I think, but I don't know how they compare in volume. In NSW and the ACT beers usually come in a "middy" (10 oz in the old days, now 285 ml I think, or as Alan says a "schooner" (15 oz way back when, can't remember exactly how many ml). Other states have their own peculiarities, the oddest of which was the South Australian "pint", which was actually only 15 oz, not 20. How anyone could stomach that much Southwark or West End beer was always a mystery to me. Coopers, I could understand.

Alan, you're so right about this blight of Big Things. I read that a Queensland city (Maryborough?), not to be outdone in the bad taste stakes, decided to get itself a Big Mango, but the townsfolk were mortified when the contractor installed it upside down. What's the downside of a mango? You might well ask. Not that I've got anything against mangoes - they make a very good daiquiri. That's the upside.

And don't forget the Big Sheep (aka "Rambo") at Goulburn NSW, built right beside the Hume Highway. Well, it was right beside it until the bypass was put in - mercifully, in the opinion of some.

And isn't there a Big Raw Prawn somewhere? Could Nimbin NSW get itself a Big Bong, maybe?
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