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Old 12-11-2015, 09:17 PM   #81
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I did the exact same story, with the same reporter about six years ago, before I retired.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:48 PM   #82
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Just to help keep this thread off topic. I was at a restaurant the other day and ordered a porter, the young lady asked if I wanted a pint (didn't know beer came any other way) I said yes and asked if it was 20 ounces to which which she said no its 18 ounces. I told her that a pint was 20 and not changeable. She checked and my son and I got a couple of samples, you guessed it 2 ounces.

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Our pints are sixteen. Two cups to a pint. Eight ounces to a cup.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:39 PM   #83
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Our pints are sixteen. Two cups to a pint. Eight ounces to a cup.
A pint glass around here too is 20 oz.

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A pint glass is a form of drinkware made to hold either a British ("imperial") pint of 20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml) or an American pint of 16 US fluid ounces (473 ml). These glasses are typically used to serve beer, and also often for cider.
This difference for a pint in Canada compared to the US was brought about because Americans are lightweight beer drinkers, and can only handle the smaller version of a pint.
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Now Jim you are just confusing our American members more! Obviously (at least for us) our gallon being four quarts of 40 oz each, not 32 like the smaller US quart, meaning a half quart or pint is therefore 20 oz. At least I think that's right! We should stick totally with metric, at least everything is based on 10, 100, 1000 etc.

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All this talk about large pints, small pints, quarts, and liters is making me thirsty!!
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Wait until metric time takes off, that'll confuse everybody enough that they will need a pint (litre).
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All I know is that when we visited an Air Force base with the scouts, a first sergeant let me have a 105mm shell casing out of one of the brass bins. I can tell you it's about 4 inches across and there's about 100 of them in an AC130 gunship. He said it would make a nice lamp base for the living room. Rita did not agree. I probably only got an 18 oz Canadian pint in a bar in Kamloops but when you don't know any better, it just seems like a nice glass of beer on a warm June day.
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All I know is that when we visited an Air Force base with the scouts, a first sergeant let me have a 105mm shell casing out of one of the brass bins.
U.S. military uses metric?
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Yes, metric in the military has been around since WWII. The unused barrels left over from that war are installed on some AC 130 H gunships, one of which we toured at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida in 1995. Those shells were produced at the Rock Island Arsenal where last fall's Mississippi River Rally was held nearby. Electronics on this 135 million dollar airplane were developed for Boeing by Rockwell Collins in my home town of Cedar Rapids Iowa. Additionally, a good friend of mine was a highly decorated Green Beret in Vietnam Nam. His rifle of choice 6 Mike Mike. 244 caliber which was overlooked by sportsmen in peacetime when the .243 gained favor. Today the 5.56 mm is the standard issue for our troops. But I digress.
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Drove from southern Alberta to Chilliwack (Escape) then up to Prince George BC then home and averaged 17.2 Imp. on that trip.

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