Talk:Pitcher (container)

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"The most outward plank, the most difficult one to caulk"[edit]

This is interesting, but I can't visualise it. Where on a ship is this most outward plank located on a ship? And why is that hard to caulk? Please make a picture to show us. Ace Frahm 01:10, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Grammar lesson?[edit]

I removed the following (incorrectly punctuated) sentence from the article: "Worth Noting, that the correct terminology when describing these articles is "An Ewer" as opposed to "A Ewer" - correct according to whom? Even if so, it needs a reference if it's even worth mentioning, and I'm not convinced that it is. Aleta!

Jugs[edit]

Is there any difference between a pitcher and a jug? Would be reasonable to propose to merge the articles? --Brandizzi (talk) 03:46, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

The original pitchers were so named because they were designed specifically to pour hot pitch. They had very long spouts for this purpose. This is not true of jugs. So I do not believe the two articles should not be merged. Geo Swan (talk) 01:37, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
If the articles are not to be merged, they do need to be clarified. At the very least, no-one in the UK uses the word "pitcher" in general parlance (except in some specific terminology ), so there needs to be some reference to this divergence of nomenclature in this article or the Jug article. It's not easy, but something ought to be done. - Jarry1250 [Humorous? Discuss.] 19:38, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I'd agree with merging this with the jug article. Regardless of the different etymologies of the two words, they both refer to the same thing, ie "a container with a spout used for storing and pouring contents which are liquid in form". There are many examples in English of words with different origins which mean the same thing (eg car and automobile), but we don't have multiple articles for each of them.Gymnophoria (talk) 21:06, 23 June 2011 (UTC)