Talk:tube

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Sense: A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?) --Connel MacKenzie 06:13, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

I've heard it used this way, but woundn't say it was common.--Dmol 07:22, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

  • The OED has this definition: - A bottle or can of beer. Austral. colloq. SemperBlotto 07:30, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes, there are enough Aussies in London pubs that we know the word here -- though I don't recall hearing any non-Aussie use it -- except when imitating Strine. --Enginear 13:03, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm Australian and I've never heard of it. Possibly obsolete or regional. --Ptcamn 00:14, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Possibly Melbourne, or perhaps no more typical of normal Australian use than Steve Irwin's Crikey!. I've just cited it -- very difficult to find cites until I remembered hearing it in a long running Foster's ad -- and was disturbed to find (on books.google) only use by Barry Humphries' Barry McKenzie, the Foster's usage, + notes in two guide books to Australia! But it's certainly now known in London and assumed by many here to be as Australian as a Waltzing Matilda. --Enginear 10:09, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
RfV passed. Why the quotation note? DAVilla 22:06, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Cos it represents the etymology of that sense, ie claimed first and second use, and I couldn't think where best to put it. Of course, on the Talk page and nowhere are both options. --Enginear 18:03, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

US pronunciation[edit]

Is the U.S. pronunciation IPA(key): /tub/ or IPA(key): /tu:b/? MacMillan says it's a short u, but on howjsay.com it sounds like a long oo. 95.90.43.41 10:33, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Uh.. where on MacMillan does it say /tub/? [1] JamesjiaoTC 05:47, 21 July 2013 (UTC)