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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 16:34:16 +1000
  • Message-id: <44545A68.5060903@xxxxxxxxxx>
Bob S wrote:
On Saturday 29 April 2006 18:36, James Knott wrote:
Kevanf1 wrote:
On 29/04/06, Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Saturday April 29 2006 08:35, James Knott wrote:
It's amazing that Americans are still so backward as to stick with the
Imperial measures.
We don't. The imperial gallon is 5 quarts. The US gallon is 4 quarts.
Canadians, I believe, use the imperial gallon, or used to.
Now I'm confused. A quart is two pints, yes? 8 pints equal a gallon
the same as 4 quarts. All these are indeed Imperial measures or they
are here in the UK.
A gallon is 4 quarts, but a U.S. gallon is 4 U.S. quarts. An Imperial
gallon is 4 Imperial quarts, but a U.S quart is 32 ounces, and Imperial
is 40. And of course the ounces are different sizes too, so while you
have a 4/5 ratio in the number of ounces in U.S. & Imperial gallons, the
actual volume difference is 5/6. This illustrates exactly why that
nonsense should be abandoned in favour of metric.

Welllll....... Here in the US we've been selling our wine and whiskey in liters for quite some time now, and that's certainly more important than gasoline or oil.

Bob S.
<Sigh>

Now there is another thing.... "liters" instead of (in proper English) "litres" and "center" instead of (in proper English) "centre".

:-)

Cheers.

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