What size are the Jars used

@Sara I think your pint is 16oz correct? But in UK and Australia a pound is 16oz and a pint is 20oz

Yep, 16oz pint, 16oz pound. You have NO idea how often I wish that the threatened metric conversion we were told about in second grade had actually happened…


You have NO idea how often I wish that the threatened metric conversion we were told about in second grade had actually happened…

I believe it WOULD have happened if only they had taught us just to use metric tools to measure instead of scaring us with all the conversions. People imagined they would be converting all the time…

metric to me is so much simpler. i shoot longrange competitively and its incredible how many american marksman i see that have moved to metric. its much faster to judge distance and do the equations regarding distance on that system. also in reference to tools its much easier to see numbers rather than fractions on your wrenches.

some of are lucky my younger sister by 9 years really only knows metric, my older sister and bro did imperial and had to unlearn everything - I was lucky I’m pretty fluent in both and had to use both cheffing so I’m ambidextrous in measurements

I did Chemistry and Physics in metric and loved it. But I’ve done printing and construction all my life in other measurements. Printing was in pica and points and ems and ens. Construction in inches and feet and yards. It’s the converting that is no fun.

Velocity is in furlongs per fortnight right? Yards to meters is simple. 330 yards is 300 meters… When I’m wide awake estimates in F to C isn’t too bad. Just subtract 32 and divide by 2. Or C to F, just multiply by 2 and add 32. Inches to centimeters is just inches times 2 1/2. But the other way is harder to do in your head. Centimeters divided by 2.5. I guess it’s not that hard though if you have a clear head at the time. I figure 2 1/2 pounds to a kilo and 3/4 of a mile is a kilometer…


When they give the wind speed in kilometers, I generally halve it to get knots. Very rough, I know… In my commercial fishing days we started off in pounds, then converted to kilos. Took me a long time to think in kilos. We multiplied what we weighed in by 2.2 to get the rough poundage. A thousand pound was always a good catch.

Turns out I have more fingers on just one hand, not counting thumbs!

No Valli, in Australia pounds and oz don’t exist, we are metric since 1966 remember? There are but 3, arguably 4, countries still stuck in the imperial mud…
Oh we do have pints though but they’re ten bucks and even they are getting phased out by a schooner, but they’re still ten bucks strangely enough…

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@skeggley Sorry! What I should have said was - when we used Pounds and Ounces :blush:

It was really because the USA have always had different measures to us - Spoon measurements are different as is their Gallon and Quart - being a chef I had to know where all my weights came from so I can switch around.

Some of my Cook books are still written in Imperial

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Hi Greg, we changed to metric currency in '66, metric measurements some time later & metric weights some time after that. I was an apprentice welder when the currency changed, a plasterer when measurements changed & a fisherman when the weights changed. Oh…& a beekeeper when beekeeping changed earlier this year:).

the quicker conversion for centimetres to inches is multiply by 2 then divide by 5.