View Full Version : 4 and 20 Pie?

10-02-2002, 12:36 AM
Can one of the aussie's on the board tell me what a 4 and 20 pie is? I saw a reference to this in a book I was reading, (Bill Bryson Down Under).

10-02-2002, 02:14 AM
its a brand of meat pie; its probably the best brand around. I love me pies. :D

10-02-2002, 02:32 AM
Info (http://www.upfromaustralia.com/4n20meatpies.html)

10-02-2002, 04:49 AM
Probably from the nursery rhyme line "4 & 20 blackbirds, baked in a pie..."
Can't remember what rhyme it's from, though.
Bryson's done a couple other good books as well.

10-02-2002, 08:21 AM
I thought you were refering to math. Where you are calculating something in radians. 4 * 20Pi. Is that what it is or is it really the meat pies?

Well if it is this, for the conversion: (4*20Pi) * (180/Pi) = 14,400.
14,400/360 = 40deg.

10-02-2002, 12:03 PM
Thanks Chris.


Yes, it was an edible pie I/Bill Bryson was refering too. "I had my first, (and last), 4 and 20 pie" was the line I read in the book, I was curious - it was not something I'd come across when I've been in Aus.

10-02-2002, 12:40 PM
Or maybe it's called 420 because after you smoke pot you get the munchies and need to eat lots of these to satisfy the hunger. (Not that I do drugs or anything. Seriously :D)

10-02-2002, 01:23 PM
Is it like a pot pie, or like a pasty?

10-03-2002, 02:34 AM
There were pictures on the link that Chris gave.