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Hey Georgie Girl,

....What's up with the 80-something old guy not knowing that a "half-litre" is actually more than his revered "pint" in the late Mr. Blair's missive about avoiding totalitarianism???

Alexander Franklin Mutter,
a.k.a. Saint Alex the Foolish circa Third Millennium, a. D. Still Wants to Know....

Greetings Alexander,

Ha, ha, that's hilarious! I've never been called "Georgie Girl" before. But if the shoe fits, wear it. I like the song too:

Georgy Girl (Jorgi Girl), by The Seekers, 1966

Now, regarding your question about the late Mr. Blair's metric conversation between Winston and the old prole in the pub, that's one of my favourite excerpts from "1984", and I've been to the very pub which could have inspired it:


Personally, I prefer a "pint" to a "litre" because when I was growing up we had the Imperial System and so that is what I know and understand. I still convert the price of gas from litres into gallons to figure out what it really costs and from Celsius into Farenheit to know how hot or cold it is. See ORWELL ON METRIC CONVERSION.

Anyhow, I'm glad to hear you're progressing in your third reading of Georgie's classic.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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Jackie Jura
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