Talk:beer o'clock

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Probably accurate to call it Australian slang. — billinghurst sDrewth 16:24, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Not really - I hear this in Britain all the time. 14:14, 1 August 2011 (UTC)


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  • Most citations seem to use the phrase in quotation marks. Current quotes need formatting if this is OK. SemperBlotto 07:03, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Cited. Ƿidsiþ 08:24, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Does this only work with "beer"? Perhaps there's an informal sense of "o'clock" just meaning "the time for something to happen". Equinox 19:12, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I think there's a general informal extended use of "o'clock"; for example, "stupid o'clock in the morning" and "ass o'clock in the morning" are both citeable (the former by a very wide margin), and "midnight o'clock", "lunch o'clock", and "dinner o'clock" all get some relevant b.g.c. hits. —RuakhTALK 19:27, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I've also heard "balls o'clock [in the morning]" for the range of times one is only up at if up very early or very late. A search of Google Books turns up only hilarious scannos for that, though. - -sche (discuss) 07:11, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
"Sex o'clock" has been used moderately often to describe a time when sex became prevalent or socially acceptable to discuss. Equinox 17:44, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

On Usenet I can also find "I think it will soon be gin o'clock, or at least, glass-of-wine o'clock!" - -sche (discuss) 07:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Beer o'clock and Wine o'clock references[edit]

In the Oxford English Dictionary since August 2015. [1] [2] - is there any way of linking these two terms in a group like the WP see also section? Thanks!

Huggi (talk) 03:51, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (linked). - -sche (discuss) 07:29, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
    • ^ “New words in oxforddictionaries”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 28 August 2015
    • ^ “Manspreading, hangry, Grexit join Oxford online dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2], Reuters, 27 Aug 2015