Sunday, June 19, 2011

Half Pint Grammar

We serve proper pints and half pints here at the pub, the latter being referred to as a "half". What is the plural of this, as when someone orders two halfs? Or is that halves? Or half's?


antsaint said...

My editor and beer writer vote is for "halfs". It's non-standard anyway, so it's untapped for a proper definition. It rolls off the tongue. "A pint of Union Dew for me, and two halfs for the ladies."

gepr said...

Definitely "halfs". As irritating as the word "beers" is, I have to admit its usefulness. And if I admit "beers", then I have to admit "halfs".

Brewers Union Local 180 said...

I agree all around. You are both scholars and gentlemen; something to which I aspire.