So next week I’m going for a beer with an old friend. We have agreed on a convivial bar, and we’ll meet up, and have a beer. undoubtedly more than one actually, but in describing the event we say “having a beer”.
Whereas my son, in describing a similar event in his life, will say “I’m having beers with X”.
So what’s going on here?
Obviously if there are more than two people involved you can say “beers”. And as I’ve already said, even though I’m “having a beer” with my friend, we’ll probably have more than one.
Are the younger generation just more honest about what will actually happen?
Or maybe this is just an Australian thing?