Jigger of whisky, anyone?

The Guardian published an article this week on the future relaxation of laws on alcohol measures in pubs in the UK.

Speculation about the new lingo that may result from this is illustrated in this great height chart-esque graphic of new measures and their colloquial nicknames.

I think that this could change the whole experience of ordering a drink at the bar. The terms used in the Guardian article remind me of cockney chat – especially ‘noggin’. I just picture a local punter slamming his elbows down on the bar and saying, “Noggin of the good stuff please, love?”

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