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.