Derby #263: England
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P's and Q's

P's and Q's
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mjc613


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Re: P's and Q's


This probably is NOT what "Ps and Qs" means per WordOrigins.org, but the drawing is enticing.

deborah11565


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mjc613 wrote:This probably is NOT what "Ps and Qs" means per WordOrigins.org, but the drawing is enticing.


Try WIKI.....

tomspc


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mjc613 wrote:This probably is NOT what "Ps and Qs" means per WordOrigins.org, but the drawing is enticing.


It's one of the word origins

mjc613


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deborah11565 wrote:Try WIKI.....


I did, and it shows http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/psandqs.htm as the reference. That page clearly says
"We may leave out of account more fanciful suggestions, ....., or perhaps deadly serious, advice to a barman not to confuse the letters p and q on the tally slate, on which the letters stood for the pints and quarts consumed “on tick” by the patrons, even though men did indeed at one time consume beer by the quart."

deborah11565


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mjc613 wrote:I did, and it shows http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/psandqs.htm as the reference. That page clearly says
"We may leave out of account more fanciful suggestions, ....., or perhaps deadly serious, advice to a barman not to confuse the letters p and q on the tally slate, on which the letters stood for the pints and quarts consumed “on tick” by the patrons, even though men did indeed at one time consume beer by the quart."


Right, now if check another resource you will see in WIKI another response.

deborah11565


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mjc613 wrote:I did, and it shows http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/psandqs.htm as the reference. That page clearly says
"We may leave out of account more fanciful suggestions, ....., or perhaps deadly serious, advice to a barman not to confuse the letters p and q on the tally slate, on which the letters stood for the pints and quarts consumed “on tick” by the patrons, even though men did indeed at one time consume beer by the quart."



Another fanciful origin comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patrons, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".[1] This may also have been a reminder to bartenders not to confuse the two units, written as "p" and "q" on the tally slate.[2]

deborah11565


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deborah11565 wrote:Another fanciful origin comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patrons, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".[1] This may also have been a reminder to bartenders not to confuse the two units, written as "p" and "q" on the tally slate.[2]


I keep rereading your post and I am not sure why I am consumed,however, sources are vast and used for several types of research. Unless it is a law or a rule they are widely used in various sorts. This design appears to be used for the fanciful meaning..... good day !

flattopfrank


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mjc613 wrote:This probably is NOT what "Ps and Qs" means per WordOrigins.org, but the drawing is enticing.


I like beer...

deborah11565


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flattopfrank wrote:I like beer...


The beer must beat the milk !! Come on this is London.... The greatest city !

deborah11565


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deborah11565 wrote:The beer must beat the milk !! Come on this is London.... The greatest city !


Good job ! Beer on the move..... no sippy cups here mates !

deborah11565


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deborah11565 wrote:Good job ! Beer on the move..... no sippy cups here mates !


Why is the milk and teacups winning.....? Ok pubsters....let's go ! If not you will be walking around with a teacup on your shirt !

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