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Re: [OT] Imperial measures

On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 03:55:45PM -0400, Doug wrote:

> The liquid measure is liter, used here only in medical labs and liquor
> stores, altho some bottled products have both ounces and liters, so as
> to placate the Canadians, who gave up ounces and quarts, etc., some
> years ago.  (Some year, no doubt after I'm dead, "altho" will be
> acceptable.)

Since you mention ounces, quarts, etc. Am I right in thinking that in
the US a pint is 16fl.oz? Here, in Britain, a pint is 20fl.oz. Is your
pint smaller, or your fl.oz larger? Or do you have different measures of
the same name depending on the fluid being measured?


* Overfiend ponders doing an NMU of asclock, in which he simply changes
  the extended description to "If you bend over and put your head between
  your legs, you can read the time off your assclock."
<doogie> Overfiend: go to bed.

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