Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:10:50 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: candy bars and measurements
It's *avoirdupois* weight -- the series of units of weight based on the
pound of 16 oz and the ounce of 16 drams (acc. to Webster's 9th). For
gallons & quarts, it's *US liquid measure*, then also *US dry measure*
and *British Imperial liquid and dry measures*.
On Wed, 27 Sep 1995, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:
what do you call the system of measurement that americans use (i.e.,
the non-metric system). it seems to me i've heard "english", but
this isn't in my dictionaries. i think "imperial" refers to another
system altogether (isn't an imperial gallon different than a u.s.
gallon?). does the system even have a name?