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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:37:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <4453EA98.90906@xxxxxxxxxx>
Jim Sabatke 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.
>>
>> --
>> ==============================================
>> I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not
>> deliberate.
>> ==============================================
>> PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.
>>
>> Kevan Farmer
>>
>> Linux user #373362
>>
>> Cheslyn Hay
>> Staffordshire
>> WS6 7HR
>>
> I believe that it goes back to King George the Mad. He couldn't raise
> taxes in the colonies, but he could change the size of a pint, which I
> believe, IIRC, went from 20 oz. to 16 oz.

IIRC, the larger Imperial measures came after the revolution, so Britain
changed and the U.S. didn't.




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