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

John DeLaughter (
9 Oct 1995 20:23:23 GMT

Tony Quinn <> writes:
>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

The people who run Homeland, Jewel-Osco, and Aldi (all large grocery-store
chains) would disagree with you. They all run ads featuring pints of
strawberries and raspberries. The American Heritage Dictionary would
also disagree, as it defines a pint as "A U.S. Customary unit of volume
or capacity, used in dry measure, equal to 1/2 quart or 33.6 cubic inches"
(1976, p. 537).

<SNIP! Drivel demonstrating unwillingness to read>

John DeLaughter