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From: Bruce Evans <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] WOT Currency - was Parent Problem
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:06:54 -0400
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You're using Wikipedia as a source. I'd rather trust the cause of death
on an 1850 death certificate.
However, if that is correct, the American ounce is 0.04 ml bigger which
doesn't account for the four ounce difference between American and
Imperial pints. There would be a 16 * 0.04 difference--0.64 ounces, not 4.
Also it's not that we Canadians can't do the conversions, most of us
don't want to. The Imperial system goes back far further than the
metric, has a much more colourful history and is much more versatile
with many units based on multiples and divisions of 64 rather ten.
On 26/09/2010 2:31 PM, bob gillis wrote:
> On 9/26/2010 10:07 AM, Bruce Evans wrote:
>> Bob, the Canadian (Imperial) ounce is the same size as the American
>> ounce. It's only the fact there are 20 of them in a gallon rather than
>> 16 that makes the American gallon smaller than the Imperial one. Up
>> here, we have been on metric since that @#@# prime minister, Trudeau,
>> forced us to switch to metric. Funnily enough, most of us still use
>> Imperial feet, inches, pounds and ounces, particularly for personal
>> measurements such as height, weight and baby feedings. I'm 5'10", 189
>> pounds not some weird centimetres and kilograms. We still buy two by
>> fours in the lumber yard and plywood still comes in eighty by four
>> sheets. Property is still measured in acres, not hectares. Only
>> litres--note the Canadian spelling--are regularly used and that's
>> because gas stations had to switch to metric measurements.
> I am surprised that Canadians don't know the conversion of the Imperial
> to metric or US system.
> 1 Imperial fluid ounce = 28.4130625 ml - 0.96076 US ounces
> From other sources 1 US Fluid Ounce = 29.57 ml.
> bob gillis