* Maybe, then again, maybe not. Are you trying to suggest that you're infallible? I'm not saying I'm infallible. I know you don't like it, but your not liking it doesn't invalidate it. Nor is it discursive either. Your inability to comprehend the subtle distinctions of 'beers' and 'beer' is entirely dependent upon your mental capacity to comprehend/not comprehend it. Either that, or you don't know what 'discursive' means as well. Neither of which bodes well for your argument, does it?
2* Absolutely the opposite. 'Beers' is unambiguous, because it means more than one type of beer. 'Beer' is even more ambiguous, that why people talk about 'pints', 'halves', 'pitchers', 'cans', 'barrels' and so on and so on. Even you, when you forgot you were against that sort of thing.
*** it's boring to hear about people talking about alcohol consumption full stop . People who say 'beers' are even worse.
**** I don't drink beer at all. Of any variety. The matter is entirely academic to me. I find CAMRA types no worse and no better than people who say, 'I had a few beers, yeah?', because I find alcohol bores come only second to drug bores in those stakes. On the plus side, I don't find that even drug bores talk about the smoking some weeds, or marijuanas, or dropping acids. Or shooting heroins. Why do you suppose that is?
***** see (*) no, there isn't. Just not in the way you think.
You might be some sort of 'beers' snob, but I'm not. I think everyone who drones on about how many beers they've had (CAMRA types) or how much beer they've had (your type) - by the way, I assume you have no objection to being labelled as a 'type' as you happily label others? - are boring people.
You've been told and if you want to drone on about how much beer you drink (do you see what happened there?) and pretend you're superior to people who drink different beers (and again) to you, and how infallible you are, do it off topic. This has gone on far enough.
I'm going to lock this thread now, for the reasons I've stated, which are unambiguous. Which is the point of language and grammar: to avoid ambiguity. Something else that you appear to be ignorant of and, of course, ignorant of your ignorance, hence your apparent and evident arrogance.
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