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Mostly for the expression of feminine character
Most guys are aware that there exist beer mugs, beer steins,
flagons, and even beer tankards. These things can be quite
and could possibly require significantly-developed biceps to lift,
when full of beer. Men don't mind a bit, because lofting such
things lets them express their
Well, while many women may not enjoy beer as much as most
men, there are plenty of women who do like beer, of which a
considerable number would
probably appreciate a more dainty drinking vessel --perhaps of a
size resembling that of a teacup (maybe even a child's tea-party
There remains the shape of this "beer cup" to consider.
it should differ from the usual teacup shape, simply because
Idea is about BEER, not tea. So, perhaps a simple cylinder,
a top ridge, rather like the shape of a beer can.
If it was 2/3 the height and 2/3 the diameter of a standard-size
beer can (roughly 1/3 liter; NOT that Aussie "Fosters" can), this
beer cup would hold about the same amount as an ordinary
It must have a handle, of course, much like a teacup handle, for
appropriately dainty lofting.
||Sexist nonsense. Plenty of women drink pints or even litres,
and plenty of them could kick your ass in a fight.
||[xenzag], plenty of women have a masculine streak, just as
plenty of men have a feminine streak. It is not "sexist" to
recognize Truth --and it is definitely a Truth, that many
women like to express femininity, just as many men like to
express masculinity. This Idea is simply about one more
avenue for women WHO WANT TO TAKE THAT AVENUE, to
express themselves. The availability of a Beer Cup is not a
Mandate for it to be used, after all!
||The large breweries (and all others followed suit) replaced the much-loved Canadian "stubby" with the American longneck, mostly because they're idiots, but partially to attract women drinkers whom, they presumed, couldn't hold the portly container in their widdle hands (and apparently hadn't been drinking right from the bottle for the 25 years the stubby reigned supreme).
||The new ones get accidentally knocked over more but hey, on the bright side the extended neck makes them more convenient as weapons.
||[+] yes, dainty beer mugs. I can't actually picture it, but why not.
||When I was in Brittany I was pleased to be served Breton cider in the traditional hemispherical earthenware teacup-like cups.
||Also proper china teacups and saucers are widely known to be used for serving gin and other spirits.
||I'm with xen on this one. When I drank beer I pounded them
back faster and with more gusto than my "pinky finger up"
male drinking companion. You paint a rather large swath with
your "many women" theory. Me thinks.
||[blissmiss], remember primitive/facetious counting?
three, many"? The total adult female population is
large enough for there to be a long list of groups, each
which encompasses "many" women (grin).
||[FlyingToaster], I think you are talking about bottle-
shapes, not can-shapes. A mini version of the bottle
shape will likely have a too-small opening at the top of
the cup (think in terms of FILLING it); a mini can-shape
will still have a reasonable-
sized opening at the top of the cup.
||ah well, cans and bottles are easy to effeminize : paint them pink, rename it "barley dew" and jack the price up ;D
||I'm pretty much drawing on a blank for a beer glass though : a representation of a lioness' head ?
||My wife prefers rocks glasses.
||When drinking beer from these dainty cups, does one extend the pinky or middle finger?