Thursday 1 May 2014


From that invaluable resource the BBC News website, I learn that the dimpled pint glass (with handle) is making a comeback from the brink of extinction and is being readopted in pubs the length and breadth of the land...
'For the dimpled jug, that was supposed to be that.
But, having stared extinction in the face, the dimpled glass is returning...'
 In classic BBC News style, every conceivable ramification and implication of this story is chased down and gummed to death. But at least I learned a new word from it - 'nonic' (n), which is the name for those 'straight' glasses that have a slight bulge towards the top.
 I suppose we retroprogressives should rejoice at the return of the good old dimpled jug. The trouble is that these days, every time I envisage such a tankard, the hand, the paunch, the blazer, the face and then the full entirety of a beaming Nigel Farage forms around it. Half man half tankard.


  1. Joey Joe Joe Jr.2 May 2014 at 11:39

    We've all been there. Stood at the bar, surrounded by beer pumps, left without an appropriate vessel with which to transfer the liquid from tap to mouth. Enter the pint glass.