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Re: Kittles and Beer

Posted by ESC on October 22, 2000

In Reply to: Kittles and Beer posted by Bruce Kahl on October 22, 2000

: : : Phrase such as "This will keep you in kittles and beer"

: : I'm sure this should be 'skittles and beer' - a very common pass-time in British pubs. Something which keeps you able to do these things could be very welcome.

: ????
: I didnt quite understand your post so here is a definition from Webster:

: Main Entry: beer and skittles
: Function: noun--plural--but singular or plural in construction.
: Date: 1857
: A situation of agreeable ease as in "This won't be all beer and skittles".

So what is skittles? Something to eat or something to play? In the U.S., Skittles is a sour candy.