Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 11:55:21PM +0100, Joe Hart wrote:
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> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 02/25/07 16:04, John K Masters wrote:
> >> There are three definitions in current use:
> >> * U.S. liquid gallon is legally defined as 231 in³, which is equal
> >> to 3.785411784 liters (exactly) or about 0.13368 cubic feet. This is
> >> the most common definition of a gallon. The U.S. fluid ounce is defined
> >> as 1/128 of a U.S. gallon.
> >> * U.S. dry gallon is one-eighth of a U.S. Winchester bushel of
> >> 2150.42 in³, thus 268.8025 in³ (exactly) or 4.40488377086 liters
> >> (exactly)
> >> * Imperial (UK) gallon is legally defined as 4.54609 litres, which
> >> is about 1.2 U.S. liquid gallons. This definition is occasionally used
> >> in United Kingdom, and is based on the volume of 10 pounds of water at
> >> 62 °F. (A U.S. liquid gallon weighs about 8.33 pounds at the same
> >> temperature.) The Imperial fluid ounce is defined as 1/160 of an
> >> Imperial gallon.
> > Those damned Brits can't even get the gallon correct!!!
> Might you not have that a bit backwards? The Brits were around long
> before the Americans, and have not changed their system. Well, they did
> change their monetary system, so normal people could count money.
> Please don't think that the United States of America is the whole world,
> or has a right to tell the rest of the world what to do.
I think Ron was kidding, there's no reason to take an obvious joke
like that seriously :)