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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Bob S <usr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:23:26 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604292323.26615.usr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

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