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Belgian Luggage Handler
« on: July 27, 2011, 02:16:45 PM »
So I was thinking of what to call a beer I have been planning - essentially it is a version of my Grey Skies Porter, but with Belgian subs for all the ingredients (considering using a lager yeast, too)... and so I translated "Grey Skies Belgian Porter" and saw the French word for "Porter" is "Bagagiste," which I re-translated... and it means luggage handler. So enjoy your Black Butte Luggage Handlers this fall.

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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 02:28:05 PM »
Damn, this bar exam is turning my brains to mush. Why oh why did I decide to get licensed in two states?

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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 02:36:21 PM »
Damn, this bar exam is turning my brains to mush. Why oh why did I decide to get licensed in two states?
One bar means cold, two bars means supercold.  What is so hard about that?

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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 02:59:48 PM »
Actually, porter is the original word for baggage handler. It's called porter because it's what the (wait for it) porters, or baggage handlers, drank after work down at the docks.
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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 07:20:06 PM »
Actually, porter is the original word for baggage handler. It's called porter because it's what the (wait for it) porters, or baggage handlers, drank after work down at the docks.

Pretty close. Current research into the subject (by Martyn Cornell and others) suggests that the name came from London street porters, rather than longshoremen or market porters. In 18th and early 19th century London, the streets were sufficiently narrow and crowded that pedestrians could more faster than wagons, so many goods were carried on the backs of "ticket porters."

http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/the-forgotten-story-of-londons-porters/

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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 04:54:14 AM »
Damn, this bar exam is turning my brains to mush. Why oh why did I decide to get licensed in two states?
One bar means cold, two bars means supercold.  What is so hard about that?

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Re: Belgian Luggage Handler
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2011, 08:50:14 AM »
You'll have to be patient with that beer. It might seem that the yeast will never start, but it'll probably get there eventually.