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almost apropos...

the worst poptops were the original Coors cans. They were two perforated circles that you'd push in.

Not cutting your thumb had a learning curve

 

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56 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

"Ring pull" is not a term I've heard.

 

 

Might be English English.

 

I'm referring to this type of thing. So-named because you pull the ring to open the can.

 

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I thought, @gfweb was referring to this type of bottle top which you pop off.

 

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So, it appears we do have terminology confusion. Apologies to all.

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16 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Where can I buy one?

 

 

For the opener, Japan.

 

For the Guinness, Ireland.

There are various similar devices on Amazon, but I'm not sure if they have Guinness.

I've just noticed that there is an English translation of that Japanese on the packaging. They give it as "PET bottle and Pull-top opener".  I am hoping that PET refers to Polyethylene terephthalate and not that the Japanese sell pets in bottles.


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3 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

But for $21.99 I have to think about it.

 

That's the one. Or almost identical, but I paid the equivalent of $1.50!

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

 

Might be English English.

 

I'm referring to this type of thing. So-named because you pull the ring to open the can.

 

ringpull.thumb.jpg.dd219c389fe7aa3d8de4d1a38c6f2e3c.jpg

 

I thought, @gfweb was referring to this type of bottle top which you pop off.

 

1313585325_bottlecap.thumb.jpg.8cc59de60f915bbd8296b80ee2991ff9.jpg

 

So, it appears we do have terminology confusion. Apologies to all.

The term for the device with which one opens this sort of bottle is "church key."

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9 minutes ago, kayb said:

The term for the device with which one opens this sort of bottle is "church key."

 

Here is mine. Never leave home without it.

 

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8 hours ago, kayb said:

The term for the device with which one opens this sort of bottle is "church key."

 

I was a high schooler/underaged drinker before the breweries switched to screw-off bottle caps. Millennials are always impressed by my ability to pop the cap from a bottle using just about anything, but it was a knack born of necessity since I was absent-minded and didn't reliably remember where I'd put my church key.

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My package of two Multifunctional Bottle Openers arrived.  Clever idea, though it pains me how little it must cost to make these things.  Nonetheless I think I'll find them helpful.

 

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