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CategoriesNooks and cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of all evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and screenBirds and the bees NOOKS AND CRANNIESHow many pints in a yard of ale?Andy Laing, Weymouth England Three. But I have also heard of a half-yard, which contained two... Ben Craig, Oxford UK The yard is an old Scottish unit of volume equivalent to about 2.4 pints. The concept has become a bit distorted through the years with two schools of thought: 1. The length of the glass is important (has to be a yard) 2. The yard is a specific volume and the glass is about a yard long. Searches on the internet reap values of anything between 2.3 and 4.5 pints to a yard. In any case it"s hard to drink. Des, Plymouth UK From a quick survey of glassware manufacturers on the web, about three imperial pints, or perhaps a bit less depending on the shape of the glass. In any case, you would have difficulty compaining to trading standards about being served a "short yard" in a pub, since EU laws require beer to be served by the pint or litre. Allone , Wimbledon UK The pub i worked in, being a student pub, had a couple of yards reserved for birthday drinks. We were able to fill them up with just over 4 pints of the chosen liquor...all of which invariably came back out over the floor a few minutes after initial consumption. Rob Moseley, Cheltenham UK I don"t know how much they hold but the only way to drink a yard is slowly (to reduce the chance of vomiting) and using a twisting action on the glass itself as you drink to stop the liquid gushing unevenly and splashing over the face. (This all assumes the intention is to drink it down in one go, and why else would you bother?). Thom Evans, Brisbane Australia The official size for world record speed drinking - as defined by the Guinness Book of Records - is two imperial pints. However you can buy yards of up to 3.5 pints. Brian Timmins, Penzance, United Kingdom Add your answer


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