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Blitz
07-18-03, 02:33 PM
Does the 40 refer to the % of alcohol?

De Plano
07-18-03, 02:34 PM
40 oz. beer.

brembo
07-18-03, 02:35 PM
It refers to the size of the beer, 40 ounces. 40% is 80 proof which is a hard liquor, like Jack Daniels or Vodka. Beer is typically 3-5% with some micro brew stouts being upwards of 7%, wine is typically 12-17%. Fortified wine is 20% or thereabouts(Thunderbird, Cisco, Ripple and the like).

Zilog B
07-18-03, 02:40 PM
8 ball rollin' :D

ScottE
07-18-03, 02:40 PM
Drinking a 40 pronounced "Drinkin' a Foddie" is drinking a 40oz bottle of malt liqour like Colt 45, Old English 800, Laser St. Ides, King Cobra.

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Jamie_R
07-18-03, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Blitz
Does the 40 refer to the % of alcohol?

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

dude ... just say NO

:D

minir
07-18-03, 03:38 PM
Hi Blitz

In Canada it used to mean a Large bottle of Whiskey.

At one time we had a Small Bottle= Referred to as Mickey

A Medium Bottle = Referred to as a Twenty-Sixer

A Large Bottle =Referred to as a Forty-Ouncer, or a Forty-Pounder

Of course they have gone metric since then.

A 24 Bottle Case of Beer= is Referred to as a Two-Four

The results of any of the above= is Referred to as a Massive Hangover:D

Lesson for the day:)

regards

minir

Immortal
07-18-03, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by Blitz
Does the 40 refer to the % of alcohol?

I would hope not.... altho shots are 40% alcohol..

Grimson
07-18-03, 04:16 PM
Stick to the 12'ers.

Ahren
07-18-03, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by minir
Hi Blitz

In Canada it used to mean a Large bottle of Whiskey.

At one time we had a Small Bottle= Referred to as Mickey

A Medium Bottle = Referred to as a Twenty-Sixer

A Large Bottle =Referred to as a Forty-Ouncer, or a Forty-Pounder

Of course they have gone metric since then.

A 24 Bottle Case of Beer= is Referred to as a Two-Four

The results of any of the above= is Referred to as a Massive Hangover:D

Lesson for the day:)

regards

minir

Ah youth...

A 40 Pounder of CC and a two four of Ex at the cottage. Good times.

:)

Brk
07-18-03, 05:45 PM
It means gettin' yo drizzunk on.

koldchillah
07-18-03, 05:49 PM
Unfortunately they don't sell 40's in florida but when I went to Argentina I was stunned by the fact that they don't sell 12 oz. beers but rather EVERYTHING comes in 40's. You go to a bar and order a beer.. you get a glass and a 40 plopped in front of you AND it only cost about \$2 or \$3 which is cheaper than a 12oz at most bars in the states... You walk into the grocery store in downtown Buenos Aires, the beer aisle is like the wine sections we have here.. nothing is refrigerated, its just a bunch of various brand 40's all the way down the aisle on all 3 shelves.. lol getting it cold enough to drink is up to you.. :p It was a culture shock for a beer drinkin' white boy, er, sorry.. gringo like myself. :p

greEd
07-18-03, 05:49 PM
you wanna look real ghetto? roll into a party with a 40 of king cobra. fsck you up realgood, talk about sh*t beer.

Blitz
07-18-03, 06:06 PM
Cool

So a "Forty" = 40 ounces of any type of alcohol (e.g - Vodka, Whiskey, Gin, etc.)??????

So whats a "Mickey"??

How many Ounces is a Mickey?

koldchillah
07-18-03, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Blitz
So whats a "Mickey"??

lol
My friends and I refer to Mickey's as a 32oz quart of Mickey Ice malt liquor but I think its like a pint of liquor right? or is it a 5th (750 mL) ?

De Plano
07-18-03, 06:56 PM
Mickey is a brand name. They, at least used to, make a big mouth bottle that I believe is 12 ounces. In addition they make a forty I believe.

Mickeys can also be downers I believe.

YARDofSTUF
07-18-03, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Claude_Ballz
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

dude ... just say NO

:D

LOL

ssjDoh
07-18-03, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Blitz
Cool

So a "Forty" = 40 ounces of any type of alcohol (e.g - Vodka, Whiskey, Gin, etc.)??????

So whats a "Mickey"??

How many Ounces is a Mickey?

mickey = 13oz. Or, one night of good times :)

Respice
07-18-03, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Blitz
Cool

So a "Forty" = 40 ounces of any type of alcohol (e.g - Vodka, Whiskey, Gin, etc.)??????

It's typically just Beer. More specifically it's typically just Malt Liquor.

minir
07-18-03, 09:16 PM
Hi Blitz & Jarngrimr

Blitz
" So a "Forty" = 40 ounces of any type of alcohol (e.g - Vodka, Whiskey, Gin, etc.)??????

So whats a "Mickey"??

How many Ounces is a Mickey?

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Been a long time Blitz but i believe it was approx. 12 to 14 ounces. The Bottle was shaped in a contour to fit in the Pocket. Flasks you can still buy in stores are similar in appearance. Mickeys are also available still.

When low on Funds we purchased a Mickey, but mostly it was for a Girlfriend who wanted something different than the Rye we mostly drank. No sense wasting a whole bottle on the little Darlins now Eh!. :D

Yes a 40 was just that. any Whiskey in 40oz. size

hope this Helps.

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Jarngrimr

"A 40 Pounder of CC and a two four of Ex at the cottage. Good times."

Ah Yes! Those were the days:)

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regards

minir

minir
07-18-03, 09:29 PM
Hi Blitz

Just for fun i went to Dic.com and used "Mickey" in the search box.

The return was

"Canadian Slang. A small bottle of liquor, shaped to fit in a pocket. "

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Elated with my discovery i Dogpiled it and came up with this site. something my American friends may find amusing.:D

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Alcohol

Alcool
Pure grain alcohol. Known in the States as Everclear. The kind person who described Screech has this to say: "The name Alcool actually comes from the french word "alcool" (kind of pronounced like alco-ol, like alcove and awl, but no v) which means alcohol, (obviously) but since there is no other product name on the bottle, people have come to calling it "Alcool", rhymes with tool, instead of no-name alcohol. Alcool is also easier to say than alcohol when inebriated." He notes that it may just be an Ontario thing, but someone else tells me it's available in Quebec too.

Beer Store
Where you buy beer in Ontario.

Bloody Caesar
Just like a Bloody Mary, except it's made with Clamato (clam and tomato) juice instead of plain tomato juice.

two-four
A package containing 24 bottles of beer, can also be pronounced too-fer.

dep wine
Cheap, nasty, house-brand wine from a "dépanneur," or corner store, in Quebec.

flat
A two-four.

forty-pounder
A bottle of liquor containing 40 ounces. Also called a "pounder" or a "bottle."

LCBO
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Generally refers to the government-run chain of liquor stores.

mickey
A measurement of alcohol (13 ounces: it's a flat, curved bottle, supposed to fit in your pocket, but it doesn't, really).

mini-mickey
Six and a half ounces of alcohol. This one does fit in your pocket.

Molson muscle
Not a drink itself, but the potbelly one gets from drinking too much beer.

pissed
drunk (not generally used to mean "angry," as it is in the States)

rye & ginger
A drink made from rye whisky and ginger ale.

SAQ
The Société des alcools du Québec, the government-run chain of liquor stores. Pronounced "sack."

Screech
A kind of liquor popular in Newfoundland. I've always been too frightened by the name to try it.

sixty-pounder
A bottle of liquor containing 66 ounces.

Swish
A kind of liquor made from putting water into barrels that have previously held some sort of alcohol (whisky, brandy, whatever) and letting the alcohol leach out of the wood. Drunk by university students who like to go blind.

twenty-sixer
A bottle of liquor containing 26 ounces. Sometimes called a "two-six" or a "twixer." This term is outdated; the equivalent bottle now contains 750 milliliters.

A Slew of Canadian Expressions

Cheers

minir

Noevo
07-19-03, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Blitz
What Does "Drinkin a Forty" Mean??

typically it means have the shtis for days :eek:

ScottE
07-19-03, 11:48 AM
Mickeys is white trash frat boy stuff. For those guys who drink to say that they were drinking malt liquor. But it's not really malt liquor. It's not really malt liquor untill you can find empty bottles of it in front yards and gutters in the ghetto.

Mutch
07-19-03, 07:06 PM
Just get a 12 pack of beer and a mickey.. Or 26er depending how hammed you wanna get.

bigswing
07-20-03, 12:38 AM
Somebody get him a 40 of Old E and put 8-ball on from NWA.

Call it a history lesson.

64bit
07-20-03, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by bigswing
Somebody get him a 40 of Old E and put 8-ball on from NWA.

Call it a history lesson.

amen!:D