Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:31:22 -0400
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: ounce(s)
Does anyone have a cogent explanation for the _z_ in the abbreviation of
_ounce_? Derivation from Lat. uncia via MEng. unce doesn't shed much light
on the issue.
It's an abbreviation of Italian _onza._ Plural is also _oz._