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Alcohol intolerance?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by EBC, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    Scotland used to use quarter gill measures long ago when my cousin had his pub. Is that not equivalent to the 35 ml measures used now? They didn’t reduce the size of a nip after metrication, did they?
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    My apologies.
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I meant no offence.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It might be my memory at fault.
  5. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    I have always had the symptoms you describe, @mothorchid. When I was younger, I manfully tried to 'sink my pint' with the best of them but within a quarter of an hour, my face went red, i felt hot and sweaty, and then I threw up! When I have tried even a sip of an alcoholic drink subsequently i found that nothing had changed. This came up when I was having a medical check and I was told that my symptoms sounded like 'Asian Red Face'. How this got into my genome i do not know. Neither my parents had any trouble with drinking alcohol, as my father liked his pint, and my mother was an inveterate sherry tippler.

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  6. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    Not necessarily. I don’t drink whisky, so I don’t know from personal experience but I’ve just looked up Wikipedia and it would seem to depend on what Scottish pub(s) you visited.

    “In Great Britain, the standard single measure of spirits in a pub was 1⁄6 gill (23.7 ml) in England, and 1⁄5 gill (28.4 ml) in Scotland, while the 1⁄4 gill (35.5 ml) was also a common measure in Scotland, and still remains as the standard measure in pubs in Ireland.​

    “After metrication, this was replaced by measures of either 25 or 35 millilitres (0.176 or 0.246 gi), at the discretion of the proprietor.”​
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Thank you for that. Maleficent doesn't have quite as much reason to put me in a home as she might think.
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  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Those damned paired somatic chromosomes, eh?
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  9. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    You took the words right out of my mouth.
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I really am alcohol intolerant- I don't have sufficient of the enzyme that breaks alcohol down in the body. I think I always knew I had a problem with drinking alcohol but it was confirmed in 1997.

    I haven't had an alcoholic drink since then.
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