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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
25
comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
Thanks for the tick, but you should delete the apology too - it is not really needed. i suspect that in any given bar, very few drinkers would be able to define an ale. I know only because I take my beer very seriously, with a strong leaning towards dark ales. A good dark ale is heaven in a glass...
Mar
25
answered What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
Mar
25
reviewed Reject How many spaces should come after a period/full stop?
Mar
21
comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
@WS2 ~ I am British, and very familiar with CAMRA. You link doesn't define ale, it defines real ale -v- mass produced ale. I know ales come in many colours which is why I mention 3 - brown, pale, and golden. However, lager and ale are definitely distinct - very distinct, brewed by distinct methods. CAMRA says so here -> camra.org.uk/faq, and also here -> beertutor.com/articles/ales_vs_lagers.shtml
Mar
20
comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
I am not convinced that the premise "The enduring characteristic of the word is that it has been employed in opposition to beer to describe a more traditional variety" is true. As far as I know, ales and lagers are the two main kinds of beer, so it is more of a sub-group than an opposition. The sub-group ale then splits into the brown ales (Newcastle Brown for example), pale ales (IPA) and golden ales that seem to be popular at Christmas. There are other smaller groups too (for example, mild ale) - but all of them are beer.
Mar
20
comment Use of the modal “can” in a sentence
What is the question here?
Mar
10
reviewed Reject Stronger word for “selfish”
Mar
10
reviewed Reject Is there a word for “25 years” like “bicentennial” for 200 years? Is it “Quadranscentennial”?
Mar
6
reviewed Approve Should I use double punctuation inside and outside parentheses?
Mar
6
reviewed Reject Usage of 'someone gets someone familiar with something'
Mar
6
reviewed Approve “I didn't do anything” or “I haven't done anything”
Mar
1
awarded  Yearling
Feb
27
reviewed Reject Is there a word or term to describe a statement that implies a question so sufficiently that the question is not actually included?
Feb
24
comment Is there a word/phrase for Pre-Academia?
When I did my Masters, it was called a post-graduate programme, and included a post-graduate Diploma for those who dropped out before the dissertation. Work done after completing a PhD is called post doctoral.
Feb
21
reviewed Reject about participles
Feb
21
revised Origin of “happy camper”
added 11 characters in body
Feb
21
answered Origin of “happy camper”
Feb
20
reviewed Reject What do you call that sound uncouth people make by gurgling the snot in their sinuses?
Feb
18
comment “A cup of hot coffee” or “A hot cup of coffee”
@DCShannon ~ On what do you base your assumption that people say "a black cup of coffee" but write "a cup of black coffee"? I would really like to see that data that backs that one up.