Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 10:31:45 -0700
From: "A. Vine"
Subject: Re: bottles of beer

Mark Mandel wrote:
> >>>>> Andrea Vine writes >>>>>
> [...] So I asked [my English source] in what situation he would sing it: at a football game, in a pub? To which he
> replied, "On long, boring coach trips when there's bugger-all else to do."
> <<<<<
> Which is exactly the context in which I learned it: bus (= "coach"?)

Yes, 'coach' is Britspeak for a bus which takes long journeys. British
use of 'bus', at least around Bristol, is restricted to those which
provide transportation amongst marked stops around the city. Near as I
can tell, anyway.