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(The Indian Express)   Clear glass came to ancient Rome from Egypt. Soon every Roman could walk into a bar, hold up two fingers and say "five beers, please"   (indianexpress.com) divider line
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2020-08-03 8:57:46 AM  
The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

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2020-08-03 9:04:48 AM  
I dont understand youre headline, subby.
 
2020-08-03 9:11:57 AM  

Dr.Fey: The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

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I'll give you ten.
 
2020-08-03 9:16:09 AM  

raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.


No one explain it.
 
2020-08-03 9:17:32 AM  

Dr.Fey: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

No one explain it.


😋
 
2020-08-03 9:18:46 AM  
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2020-08-03 11:51:58 AM  
I appreciate your humor subby.
 
2020-08-03 11:52:11 AM  
The headline made me laugh
 
2020-08-03 11:53:45 AM  

raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.


I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?
 
2020-08-03 11:55:17 AM  
Soon every Roman could walk into a bar, hold up two fingers

No wonder the UK-natives hated the Romans
 
2020-08-03 11:55:22 AM  
"Another round, Barkeep!"

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2020-08-03 11:56:04 AM  
i dont really get it. but ha?
 
2020-08-03 11:56:20 AM  
Four pop-ups and a "You will accept our privacy policy or else" message, obscuring any article that may be there.

It must be an article about chemistry.
 
2020-08-03 11:57:02 AM  
Make that 50 beers!

No wait, 100!
 
2020-08-03 11:57:37 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?


Hold up two fingers - forms a "V" for a Roman "five"
 
2020-08-03 11:58:06 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?


Roman numerals.
 
2020-08-03 11:58:24 AM  

capacc: The headline made me laugh


Me five. ;)
 
2020-08-03 11:59:12 AM  
Egypt had a solid millennia lead on ancient Rome.

I bet a whole bunch of concepts came out of Egypt (and the the other 4 before the first dark ages) that will likely never be linked.

And there's good reason Egypt (alone) survived that dark age.
 
2020-08-03 11:59:39 AM  

Billy Liar: MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?

Hold up two fingers - forms a "V" for a Roman "five"


Heh, nice!

/I'm not smart today
//or yesterday for that matter
 
2020-08-03 12:04:26 PM  
Ancient drinking glass


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2020-08-03 12:05:24 PM  
oh shiat subby. that has now been saved in the bad dad joke part of my brain.
im going to be giggling about that all day
 
2020-08-03 12:07:50 PM  
That headline nerdsniped me so hard. I'm going to be wondering just how they'd order for a table of four, all week.
 
2020-08-03 12:10:04 PM  

Dr.Fey: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

No one explain it.


Ahem. It has to do w/ Roman numerals.

I            II           III                         IV                                  V
 
2020-08-03 12:10:39 PM  

starsrift: That headline nerdsniped me so hard. I'm going to be wondering just how they'd order for a table of four, all week.


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2020-08-03 12:11:31 PM  
Best Roman numeral joke ever. It's a low bar.
 
2020-08-03 12:16:08 PM  
HOTY candidate, if you ask me, which nobody did.
 
2020-08-03 12:19:38 PM  

Erebus1954: Best Roman numeral joke ever. It's a low bar.


A dive bar.
 
2020-08-03 12:19:51 PM  
Shamelessly stolen from the Wayne and Shuster parody of Julius Caesar:

"Barkeep! I'll have a martinus."

"You mean martini?"

"If I wanted two, I'd have ordered two."
 
2020-08-03 12:21:05 PM  

PainInTheASP: Dr.Fey: The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

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I'll give you ten.


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/It just occurred to me that an X is two joined V numerals...
 
2020-08-03 12:24:04 PM  
Clever headline subby!

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2020-08-03 12:27:13 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Clever headline subby!

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Heh. "Long and straight".
 
2020-08-03 12:28:09 PM  

noitsnot: BlackChickWhiteAccent: Clever headline subby!

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Heh. "Long and straight".


Heh. "Greek"
 
2020-08-03 12:30:53 PM  
drei Gläser !
 
2020-08-03 12:44:40 PM  

Blurfle: Shamelessly stolen from the Wayne and Shuster parody of Julius Caesar:

"Barkeep! I'll have a martinus."

"You mean martini?"

"If I wanted two, I'd have ordered two."


"I'll have a pizzum."
"I'll also have a pizzum."
"Charlie!  Two pizza!"
"Somewhere a Latin class is laughing itself silly."
 
2020-08-03 12:45:31 PM  
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2020-08-03 12:50:03 PM  
Roman jokes? I'm forum.
 
2020-08-03 12:50:30 PM  
Cogito semere potum alterum.
 
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2020-08-03 12:55:38 PM  
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2020-08-03 12:57:01 PM  

Billy Liar: MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?

Hold up two fingers - forms a "V" for a Roman "five"


Username checks out. Boo!!!
 
2020-08-03 12:58:01 PM  
"quinque beers placere"
 
2020-08-03 12:58:51 PM  

starsrift: That headline nerdsniped me so hard. I'm going to be wondering just how they'd order for a table of four, all week.


Fark used to be full of headlines like this.

Now I'm sad

I hate this timeline
 
2020-08-03 1:23:09 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?


Must be from Germania
 
2020-08-03 1:29:11 PM  

Trayal: PainInTheASP: Dr.Fey: The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

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I'll give you ten.

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/It just occurred to me that an X is two joined V numerals...


Mind blown!
 
2020-08-03 1:33:13 PM  
Shocking that depending on which way you hold your hand, this could be 4 or 6 beers

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2020-08-03 3:22:35 PM  

Trayal: PainInTheASP: Dr.Fey: The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

[Fark user image 301x168]

I'll give you ten.

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/It just occurred to me that an X is two joined V numerals...


I was originally going to snark something like, "or is it the logical extension of one single V?" - but then this gave me a curious! just from scroobling around on some 19th century scienticians and wikipedia: apparently the Romans likely ganked their numbers from the Etruscans, who made them either from counting-gestures ('5' wouldn't have been 2 fingers but all 5 fingers with thumb forming the V) so X would in fact have been 2 Vs - or else how they cut/marked tally sticks (IIII^IIIIXIIII^IIIIX ...) or else from Attic Greek which symbols look weird indeed.

/ruined the joke ever further
//*ducks*
///*runs*
\V*hides*
 
2020-08-03 4:22:35 PM  

PainInTheASP: Dr.Fey: The first mention of this glass was found on a price list issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D, where it is called 'Alexandrian'. Its cost was double that of the common manganese-treated glass sourced from the Levant.

The price list was double, but you are supposed to haggle.

[Fark user image 301x168]

I'll give you ten.


Ten? For this? You must be mad!
 
2020-08-03 8:04:27 PM  
I see subby must've taken Latin in high school. I think that joke is in the Latin teachers' handbook.
 
2020-08-03 8:05:28 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: raerae1980: I dont understand youre headline, subby.

I don't get it, either.

Will someone please ruin the joke for me?


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2020-08-03 11:34:16 PM  
How many fingers am I holding up?

(holds up two)

Uh....eight?
 
2020-08-04 4:29:56 AM  
Do someone have change for an X?
 
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