One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pint of milk.
- ‘Supermarkets will not pay farmers here a realistic price for the milk they produce, even though most of us couldn't price a pinta any more than we could a gallon of petrol.’
- ‘Forty years ago free milk was seen as an essential part of school life, but today only 10 per cent of primary school children enjoy a daily pinta.’
- ‘‘Drinka pinta milka day,’ and ‘Go to work on an egg.’’
- ‘Come fair weather or foul, the people of Milnrow and Newhey have always been able to rely on Dave Ainley for their daily pinta.’
- ‘This has been as much a part of British life as the cup of tea cooled by the doorstep pinta.’
- ‘An extra pinta a day for my Wheetybangs is called for I believe, nothing a like a good breakfast to get you set up for the day.’
- ‘Do the EU people know that in Italy some locals actually order, rather proudly, a pinta rather than a newspaper?’
- ‘Dairy farmers receive just 8p at the so-called ‘farmgate’ for every pint of milk they sell, whereas consumers pay an average of 36p for their daily pinta.’
- ‘Who doesn't whip into Waitrose to pick up a spare pinta rather than add a ‘please milko one more please’ note to the doorstep - in fact, how many people still get milk delivered.’
- ‘Mr Stokes explained that German families do not have milkmen to deliver their morning pinta so TV bosses were keen to explain the custom to their viewers.’
- ‘The supermarkets are squeezing them, and dairy farmers were protesting last week over the price of a pinta.’
- ‘You can't keep a good milkman down - and Ronnie Swinbank has been leaving Hellifield people's daily pinta for 71 years.’
- ‘He and his dad relied on a horse and cart to take the early morning pintas to a rural community.’
- ‘Mornings will never be the same again in Rossendale - but milkmen Jack Schofield and Derek Worthington will finally get a lie-in after delivering their last pintas.’
- ‘So gossip magazines would be free to snap the Streatham girl buying her daily pinta, but could not publish the princess with hers.’
1950s: representing a pronunciation of pint of.
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