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

Brett Costley (
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 18:28:13 GMT

Tony Quinn <> wrote:
>Reams of drivel deleted due to the fact that pints and quarts are used
>as liquid measures and fruit, being solid, is generally sold in pounds and
>ounces. I now understand where all the problems lie when U.S. parents
>don't know which set of units to use for a given item. Or did they expect
>you to get a 20oz glass and cram strawberries in untuil there was no air
>space. Sheesh... No wonder some Herns want metrication.

More likely they'd expect you to get a 16oz glass as that's how many
US fluid ounces are in a US pint.