Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Brett Costley (
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 13:57:15 GMT (Joseph Francis Nebus) wrote:

> I get to a suitable stand. All the containers of fruit are sold
>in 6-ounce packets.
> I could not remember how many ounces make a quart, or a pint, nor
> Now, if they'd told me, say, "get a quarter of a liter of
>strawberries and a half a liter of raspberries" I'd never have had the

So, you don't know how many ounces are in a pint or quart but you
do know how many ounces are in a liter? And what's so incredibly
difficult about remembering that a quart is a quarter gallon?