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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    In the words of the immortal Bard "Bugger"!
    Yeah, the Doctor ordered a bone density test, turns out I have some osteoporosis from years of taking Prednisone for my RA.
    Apparently, another one of prednisone's side effects is it makes EVERYTHING shorter... At least that's what I tell my wife...

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    you must be using that measuring spoon and using a smidgen too much shortening....better to use a dash of lard.

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    As the old joke goes, when asked "What is that" the reply was "a piece of rope". "Well, what are those two things underneath?" "They are knots"
    "Well, undo the knots and let out a bit more rope!"

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    But how many washing machines or football fields are those spoons?!

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    AvE's ruler:

    https://imgur.com/gallery/M4DHh

    That link may or may not be safe for work, depending on your tolerance.

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    I guess a mini gallon is a quart? I think in America people might consider "gallon" to be a shape.

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    The size and prominence of the font of the new measurement unit on the sign, as opposed to the product name (sweet tea?), is emblematic of another classic American measurement dynamic: different shapes, sizes, and quantities of products are often presented as more important than the product itself.

    In fact, this is given as one of the reasons why we measure soda in liters. The plastic 2-liter bottle came into prominence right around the time that America was considering going metric, so PepsiCo decided to denominate it in liters. It was also marketed as shatter-proof, recyclable, and, for standing upright, the bottom of the bottle had fins! Ultimately, it wasn't the liter that interested Americans, but the 2-liter bottle.

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    I still think in pints, quarts and gallons, but I do not know what a mini-gallon is. A gallon is 8 pints, I am sure most know. But what shape is the American gallon? Nothing to do with hats, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    I still think in pints, quarts and gallons, but I do not know what a mini-gallon is. A gallon is 8 pints, I am sure most know. But what shape is the American gallon? Nothing to do with hats, surely?
    You asked... https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/...f%20the%20name.

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