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(UPI)   Brits prefer to hoist a pint with a mate within stumbling distance of home to hoisting one at home while having a little sherman tank/ barclay bank/ peddle and crank/Thomas Tank in front of the telly   (upi.com) divider line 58
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2012-05-13 01:23:41 PM
Alcohol seems to play such a big role in the cultural tapestry of Britain, this should not be surprising.

Also, having a pub within walking distance is probably much safer than having to drive to one, as is common in America.

Whether it's a status symbol, as TFA says, I'm not so sure.
 
2012-05-13 01:24:49 PM
Is it possible to not live close to a pub in Britain? My nearest is about 200 yards away.
 
2012-05-13 01:27:08 PM
Subby sounds like quite a merchant.
 
2012-05-13 01:31:53 PM
What the fark am I reading? Do these people not speak English?

/I know they dont
 
2012-05-13 01:34:10 PM
Too bad our suburbs aren't designed for such easy inebriation. Such a situation would drive one MADD.
 
2012-05-13 01:34:16 PM
I want a bar within walking distance....
 
2012-05-13 01:35:13 PM
Used to have a great pub near me but they got out-priced from the area and now all that's left are newer trendy places that are all flash and no pool tables. Now I drink at home.
 
2012-05-13 01:35:58 PM
I have a good bar 3 blocks from my house so kick, replies, etc's.
 
2012-05-13 01:36:11 PM
You mean people would rather visit a bar that they can easily walk to instead of drive to?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-13 01:36:33 PM

SoCalSurfer: I want a bar within walking distance....


Pub. What you want is a pub within walking distance. Me, too. They're great.
 
2012-05-13 01:36:54 PM
A rough plank in front of the telly is fine and all but it's not like you can't do both.

/my local is the best in my city. It's like a second home.
 
2012-05-13 01:39:48 PM

Guidette Frankentits: You mean people would rather visit a bar that they can easily walk to instead of drive to?

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It's not so much about visiting the pub as simply living near one. The article points out that even people who don't patronize pubs would still like to live within walking distance of one.
 
2012-05-13 01:40:56 PM
Food has proven to be a primary draw for many pub visitors, and three in 10 Britons surveyed said a smoking ban has made their visits more enjoyable.

Which means that SEVEN in 10 say a smoking ban hasn't made their visits more enjoyable. For fark's sake - let people smoke in a damn pub.
 
2012-05-13 01:41:26 PM
My house is a hundred feet from a pub. That's why I bought it.
 
2012-05-13 01:43:19 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Food has proven to be a primary draw for many pub visitors, and three in 10 Britons surveyed said a smoking ban has made their visits more enjoyable.

Which means that SEVEN in 10 say a smoking ban hasn't made their visits more enjoyable. For fark's sake - let people smoke in a damn pub.


We don't know how many people said that the smoking ban has made their visits neither more enjoyable nor worse.

There's usually at least 3 choices on those surveys.
 
2012-05-13 01:44:54 PM
Brit trifecta complete?
 
2012-05-13 01:44:56 PM
Well yes, obviously. Personally having a good supermarket within a short walking distance is far more important, but pub proximity is certainly worthwhile.

The key is to be near enough to get there and home easily, yet far enough away to avoid the noise outside and the rubbish, urine and vomit on your doorstep.

I have, as you may have guessed, lived too close to pubs on a few occasions. Fortunately I haven't had to deal with vomit.
 
2012-05-13 01:50:13 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Food has proven to be a primary draw for many pub visitors, and three in 10 Britons surveyed said a smoking ban has made their visits more enjoyable.

Which means that SEVEN in 10 say a smoking ban hasn't made their visits more enjoyable. For fark's sake - let people smoke in a damn pub.


I don't smoke but I'm against the idea of banning smoking in front of bars (yes, some places are trying to do this) It's not safe for drunk people to have to wander away from the bar to light up.
 
2012-05-13 01:50:46 PM
"While", not "whilst"? You're not fooling anyone, subby.
 
2012-05-13 01:53:05 PM
Somehow I found England in the middle of the Texas hill country.

Here's my bartender, and she's currently working and only 1/4 mile away. Half Irish, half Cherokee, totally hot.

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2012-05-13 01:54:09 PM
I live in a small town of about 1200 people in South Dakota. This has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is four bars within three blocks of my house, which always makes the MADD types cross eyed with rage (another advantage).
 
2012-05-13 01:54:37 PM
Brits prefer to hoist a pint with a mate within stumbling distance of home to hoisting one at home while having a little sherman tank/ barclay bank/ peddle and crank/Thomas Tank in front of the telly

British to English Translation:

British citizens usually prefer to drink alcohol (with friends) at a pub located a short distance from their home, as opposed to drinking alcohol at home alone while masturbating in front of their television...

...Like the Texans do.
 
2012-05-13 01:56:35 PM

ZeroCorpse: British to English Translation:

British citizens usually prefer to drink alcohol (with friends) at a pub located a short distance from their home, as opposed to drinking alcohol at home alone while masturbating in front of their television...

...Like the Texans do.


I thank you for this
 
2012-05-13 01:56:52 PM
 
2012-05-13 01:59:47 PM

ZeroCorpse: Brits prefer to hoist a pint with a mate within stumbling distance of home to hoisting one at home while having a little sherman tank/ barclay bank/ peddle and crank/Thomas Tank in front of the telly

British to English Translation:

British citizens usually prefer to drink alcohol (with friends) at a pub located a short distance from their home, as opposed to drinking alcohol at home alone while masturbating in front of their television...

...Like the Texans do.


Heyyyy, now. I'm not jerking it today. I just got back from the (BURP!) pub. I had my usual six slices of bacon, a whole tomato, and four Harp pints.
 
2012-05-13 02:28:53 PM
how does Civil_War2_Time's bartender feel about this?
 
2012-05-13 02:30:57 PM
Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie? Sorry, I'm afraid I just can't understand your banter.
 
2012-05-13 02:32:51 PM
We have a british style pub downtown. It was named named best restaurant outside of the U.K. in The Telegraph newspaper's "Best of British" competition last year I think.
http://farmersgastropub.com/
 
2012-05-13 02:35:08 PM
I like how it's only masturbation if you stay home. Pretty sure you can whack off in a bar too.
 
2012-05-13 03:12:39 PM
I live in a small village in the midlands. 650 residents and one Pub. It closed down a couple of years ago and it made the whole place totally depressing.

Fark, a good friend of mine saw the pub on a visit to our house and decided to buy it.

TotalFark, he is a brewer so he is currently building a new feature brewery into the back on the Pub.

Happy days!

// fun fact. My cottage was owned by Charles Darwin's grandfather. I have the original deeds paperwork.
 
2012-05-13 03:21:11 PM

ZeroCorpse: Brits prefer to hoist a pint with a mate within stumbling distance of home to hoisting one at home while having a little sherman tank/ barclay bank/ peddle and crank/Thomas Tank in front of the telly

British to English Translation:

British citizens usually prefer to drink alcohol (with friends) at a pub located a short distance from their home, as opposed to drinking alcohol at home alone while masturbating in front of their television...

...Like the Texans do.


Are you saying that Texans masturbate at home? Or drink at home? Because there's a decent bar/pub a few blocks from my apartment
 
2012-05-13 03:37:06 PM
lewismarktwo

I like how it's only masturbation if you stay home. Pretty sure you can whack off in a bar too.

Show of hands (ahem) here:

me: YES
 
2012-05-13 03:53:59 PM

chairmenmeow47: how does Civil_War2_Time's bartender feel about this?


She loves it. Got a free Harp outta that praise for her in a public forum. Aspiring models aspire to be seen. You live under a rock?
 
2012-05-13 04:05:53 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Rory? Yeah I know Rory. He's not to be underestimated, you've got to look past the hair and the cute, cuddly thing - it's all a deceptive facade. A few nights ago Rory's Roger iron's rusted, so he's gone to the local battle-cruiser to catch the end of his footer. Nobody is watching the custard so he turns the channel over. A fat man's north opens and he wanders over and turns the Liza over. 'Now fark off and watch it somewhere else.' Rory knows claret is imminent, but he doesn't want to miss the end of the game; so, calm as a coma, he stands and picks up a fire extinguisher and he walks straight past the jam rolls who are ready for action, then he plonks it outside the entrance. He then orders an Aristotle of the most ping pong tiddly in the nuclear sub and switches back to his footer. 'That's farking it,' says the guy. 'That's farking what' says Rory. Rory gobs out a mouthful of booze covering fatty; he then flicks a flaming match into his bird's nest and the man's lit up like a leaky gas pipe. Rory, unfazed, turned back to his game. His team's won too: four-nil.
 
2012-05-13 04:09:53 PM
Brits prefer to hoist a pint with a mate within stumbling distance of home to hoisting one at home while having a little sherman tank/ barclay bank/ peddle and crank/Thomas Tank in front of the telly

i264.photobucket.com

What has been seen...
 
2012-05-13 04:12:23 PM

Civil_War2_Time: chairmenmeow47: how does Civil_War2_Time's bartender feel about this?

She loves it. Got a free Harp outta that praise for her in a public forum. Aspiring models aspire to be seen. You live under a rock?


Depends. Her name wouldn't happen to be Rock, would it?
 
2012-05-13 04:16:28 PM

lewismarktwo: I like how it's only masturbation if you stay home. Pretty sure you can whack off in a bar too.


Hell, pick the right bar, and you can get someone else to whack you off.

/at least half a dozen bars within three blocks
//I <3 CPH
 
2012-05-13 04:41:38 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries


Rory? Yeah I know Rory. He's not to be underestimated


*intertubes high five*
 
2012-05-13 04:54:05 PM
Otherwise known as a J. Arthur, Subby.

The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".
 
2012-05-13 04:56:31 PM

Tillmaster: The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".


Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. There's no particular rule about that.
 
2012-05-13 05:07:34 PM

Gordon Bennett: Tillmaster: The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".

Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. There's no particular rule about that.


Dunno about that. "Trouble and Strife" is the only one I can think of where you use the whole phrase.
 
2012-05-13 05:17:50 PM
This is the sort of thing MoonieWire passes off as "news" these days? The British like pubs? FFS, Rick Romero should join UPI, he'd be the king of it in no time.
 
2012-05-13 05:35:17 PM
sharetv.org
"I'm just not understanding banter at all well today."
 
2012-05-13 05:48:33 PM
I'm not British but wish I was n real walking distance of our local. My son will walk it but I don't like how far it is and that he has had two attempted muggings on him.

I personally like HIMYM, live right above the local and all you have to do is stumble up
 
2012-05-13 06:00:24 PM
Three bars within walking distance of my apartment.

In a nice neighborhood.

In Texas.

/San Antonio
//These people drink like... well, like Brits.
 
2012-05-13 06:14:48 PM

Izunbacol: Three bars within walking distance of my apartment.

In a nice neighborhood.

In Texas.

/San Antonio
//These people drink like... well, like Brits.


They like their beer warm?
 
2012-05-13 06:31:12 PM

Tillmaster: Otherwise known as a J. Arthur, Subby.

The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".


Gordon Bennett: Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. There's no particular rule about that.


Tillmaster: Dunno about that. "Trouble and Strife" is the only one I can think of where you use the whole phrase.


I have no idea what any of you just said.
 
2012-05-13 06:42:42 PM

MooseUpNorth: Tillmaster: Otherwise known as a J. Arthur, Subby.

The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".

Gordon Bennett: Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. There's no particular rule about that.

Tillmaster: Dunno about that. "Trouble and Strife" is the only one I can think of where you use the whole phrase.

I have no idea what any of you just said.


That's rather the point.
 
2012-05-13 06:45:11 PM

Tillmaster: MooseUpNorth: Tillmaster: Otherwise known as a J. Arthur, Subby.

The whole point of rhyming slang is not to mention the rhyming part. e.g. "taking a butchers".

Gordon Bennett: Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. There's no particular rule about that.

Tillmaster: Dunno about that. "Trouble and Strife" is the only one I can think of where you use the whole phrase.

I have no idea what any of you just said.

That's rather the point.


Innit?
 
2012-05-13 06:46:23 PM

Civil_War2_Time: Half Irish, half Cherokee, totally hot.


Well, that's a recipe for alcoholism if I've ever heard one.
 
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