From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 23:40:34 EDT
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> Shouldn't a "pint" of beer be administratively fixed at 500 mL, just as
> a "fifth" of liquor in America is now officially 750 mL? Seems like a
> good task for an ISO working group.
Arrgh. Shall we return to a firkin of beer in London being one size,
a firkin of wine in London another, whereas in the rest of England a
firkin, of beer or wine indifferently, was still a third size?
Pints, unlike fifths, are in general use. Leave bad enough alone.
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