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Mon Feb 1 13:34:39 CST 2021

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> Subject: Re: APL\360
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 at 20:00, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
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> > I had always been told, "A pint is a pound, the world around."
> Aha! Does that mean a pint of water weighs 1lb?
> Interesting. I did not know.

Typical American statement, where "world" means "United States". Its only a pound in the USA. In the UK it’s 1.25 lbs and even in Canada, before metrication, it was 20floz same as UK.
In many metric countries the old word for a pound, so in German for example "pfund" informally refers to 500 grams, a little more than an American pint and rather less than UK pint...
It gets worse because I understand that in the Caribbean (which as an English man I pronounce differently to the rest of the world) you will find both size pint in use ....

> > I had already assumed that pub prices had inflated to higher than a pound.
> It was under £1 for ½litre of beer when I got here. In fact it was under US$1/
> US 1pt. Now it's a bit more.
> Cheapest I had was CzK 17 for half a litre. At the time that was about 50¢.
> > Such worries call for having a few pints.
> It is one of the things I miss most in lockdown. And there's no electricity
> supply in my man-cave/basement so I can't even go down there and play
> with my old computers. :-(
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