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On Thursday 26 October 2006 10:48, Anne Wilson wrote:
>On Thursday 26 October 2006 13:29, Nigel Henry wrote:
>> Both 20 fl oz =pint , and 16 fl oz=pint are correct, depending whether
>> you are living in the US, or the UK.
>>
>> The cooking conversion page is wrong with saying that the conversions
>> apply to the US, and British measures. The weight conversions apply to
>> both, but the liquid conversions only apply to the US.
>>
>> The page "capacity and volume" makes that clear, where there are
>> conversions for both US, and UK imperial measures.
>>
>> There is a big difference in the size of the US gallon compared to the
>> UK imperial one, but the comparison between the US fl oz, and the UK
>> imperial one is slight. Both gallons= 8 pints, and here comes the rub.
>> A pint of beer in the UK has more beer in it than a pint of beer in the
>> US.
>
>This whole thing has amazed me.  I knew about the difference in gallon
> size - I've met it professionally - but didn't realise that it meant
> that pints were different as well.
>
>The reason for the 20 fl.oz. is simple.  The weight of a pint of any
> liquid depends on its specific gravity.  One pint of water weighs 20
> ozs.  Clearly if you wanted to add a specific volume of a liquid you
> need a volumetric measurement, and don't want to have to worry about
> S.G., so everything is compared to water.   Ergo, 20 fl. ozs. to the
> pint.
>
>Does anyone know the reasoning behind the US 16 fl. oz., then?
>
Its all generally a power of 2, 32 being a quart, 64 being 2 quarts, and 
128= gallon here.  Going the other way 8 oz is a cup, 1 oz is a tablespoon 
etc.
>Anne

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