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A pint of words

Waiting to be served at the Sheaf View the other night, I gazed across the odds and sods at the back of the bar. In among inevitable copies of the Good Beer Guide was a Roget’s Thesaurus. Naturally I was delighted by this. But when do you reckon they use it? What sort of situations inspire the bar staff to reach for it…?


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4 thoughts on “A pint of words

  1. Well I can help you there. There’s a group of people who sit at the large table next to where we were sitting the other night, and they often do the Indie or Guardian crossword together. The Thesaurus is available on request for them and one or two other gangs (there may be a recognised collective noun for them) of crossword enthusiasts.

    They don’t expect to have to supply their own. Not in The Sheaf.

    Posted by Richard Eason (@richerde) | 11 April 2012, 8:07 am
  2. When punters have had a few too many and can’t understand plain English any more? Perhaps there are some synonyms for ‘last orders’ …

    Posted by Knoob | 11 April 2012, 8:14 am
  3. Thanks for the replies, folks! It’s good to get the picture – although I was really hoping the staff might have been in the habit of reaching for Roget every time they were asked to describe the taste of a new beer…

    Posted by Pete Green | 12 April 2012, 11:07 am
  4. I would have been far more impressed with a Roger’s Profanisaurus – now that would be an aide to any discourse…

    Posted by Wee Beefy | 13 April 2012, 12:16 am
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