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Old 04-26-2008, 02:35 AM   #1
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Weights and Measurements

For all you UK zoners:

The UK cup is 1.20095 times bigger than the US cup so:

US cup x 1.20095 = UK cup

The cup is a measure of volume so the dry and liquid use is relative.

UK cup x 0.0002841306 = cubic metre
US cup x 0.0002365882 = cubic metre

Why can't everyone just use one system of measurement!?!! I have been using cups - I thought they were standard all round the world and as most zone recipes are US I have been eating too much!

Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I like it.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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Re: Weights and Measurements

Pardon my naiveity (i'm going to blame it on my age) but I didn't even know that the UK used a different cup measurement than the US. I guess that's what you're saying, but that's the most bizarre thing i've ever heard.

I apologize on behalf of my nation for being so stubborn and not adopting the metric system. As a physicist, which I claim to be because that's what i studied in school even though I never used the degree, i love metric! Grams is the way to go.
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Re: Weights and Measurements

The difference between measures in the UK and USA are historically linked to England trying to come out ahead while trading with colonial areas.

Rods and hogsheads are old english units for measuring distance and volume respectively.

Everyone should use metric, it just makes sense.
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Re: Weights and Measurements

[quote=Kurt A Gross;299683]The difference between measures in the UK and USA are historically linked to England trying to come out ahead while trading with colonial areas.QUOTE]

I didn't know that. Interesting.

I have English cups - at least i presume they are as I bought them on UK amazon, now i discover I have been eating too much carb so I am going to have to try and get a set sent over from the states. Either that or bin the cup system and just go on weighing the food. I wondered why some of the recipes I was making didn't turn out quite right.
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