Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 13:18:44 EDT

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    Peter Kirk scripsit:

    > USA and UK do use this alternative system, except that the US gallon is
    > different from the British one (exactly 20% smaller I think),

    For the record, it's true that the Imperial gallon has 20 fluid ounces
    and the Fred Flintstone gallon only 16, *but* it's also true that
    U.S. fluid ounces are about 4% bigger than Imperial ones. So in fact
    a U.S. gallon is about 83% of an Imperial one. Quarts and pints are

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