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  Friday, February 22, 2008 – Permalink –

Pint's a Pound

The world around

A pint is 16 ounces of volume, while a pound is 16 ounces of weight. The popular rhyme "A pint's a pound, the world around" can help you remember this, but keep in mind that they're not really equivalent.

  • Imperial pints are 20 fl. oz., not 16--making them smaller than their US counterparts.

  • Imperial fl. oz. weigh approximately an ounce; US ones do not.

  • One pint (pt) -- 16 ounces

  • One fluid pint (fld Pt) -- 16 fluid ounces (fld Oz)

  • One liter of water weights one kilogram and fits in a cube with 10cm in each dimension

Kayser measuring cup

" German-made Measuring Cup includes the measurements for liters, milliliters, grams, cups, and ounces all-in-one. Separate measuring sections for Cereal, Rice, Sugar and Flour are offered and a convenient pouring spout. Removable rubber base keeps the measuring cup from sliding during use. This is a handy, multi-use baking aid when you are elbow deep in your Oma's German Recipe."

Andrews University:
Common Units
"Grains, Scruple (20 grains), Minim (20 scruples), Drachm/Dram (60 minims; 1/8 or 1/16 oz), Gill (5 Brit oz), Bucket (4 Brit gallons), Firkins (9 Brit gallons), Bag (3 bushels), Seam (8 bushels), or Butt (2-4 barrels or 2 hogsheads). Since fresh water on ships was stored in a butt, and people congregated and gossiped there, the term scuttlebutt now refers to gossip, not just the fountain!"

Euros to Lira

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<Doug Klippert@ 6:34 AM

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