Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 13:15:55 -0700 From: Peter Richardson Subject: 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. And, my daughter asks, is the plural of the abbreviation _oz._ or _ozs._? (I can't remember ever seeing the latter.) Thanks. Peter Richardson