Fast Five: How do you measure|Pad Patter 11.7

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  1. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    So, in answering something Justine asked, I got to thinking, we measure things differently.

    So, here's a Fast Five for this Thursday.

    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else?
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?)
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock?
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?)
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?)

    Anything else you think you measure differently in your country?
    It's always interesting to see the differences across the world!
     
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  2. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    1. Petrol is measured in Litres now, but people still refer to the petrol consumption in miles per gallon. Petrol pumps have both measures on so people can use the one they understand most, but it's sold by the litre.
    2. Baking in grams.
    3. Time - we use both. For daily living we use 12 hours with am/pm. The children's medical equipment uses a 24hour clock.
    4. Food - kilos
    5. Speed - mph as our road system still uses miles. It's odd as I was taught km per hour in school.

    Length and height measurements are in mm, cm, and km
    Liquid measures are in ml, cl or litres
    Distance by foot/cycle is in km, but people still use miles for car travel.
    Body weight is in Kg.
     
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  3. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? By how hard it hits my wallet? lol Gallons :)

    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) For baking, cups, ounces, etc. But cooking like a dinner or something, I very seldom measure anything :giggle

    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? 12 hour, but my military/first responder son uses 24 so I often have to translate

    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) Pounds of food, and pounds it adds to me :giggle

    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) mph.. My car has a button that switches the digital speedometer to kmh and I am bad for accidentally hitting it and then freaking out when I look and see 100 on the display :giggle
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? Gallons

    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) Cups and Tablespoons

    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? I'm a 12 hour gal, but one of our friends was in the military and keeps the 24 clock and it throws me everytime. :giggle After noon I have to do math in my head to figure out what he's saying.

    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) pounds

    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) MPH
     
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  5. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else?
    Liters

    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?)
    cups or tablespoons, it depends if it's a liquid or not, let's say, if it's milk, could be 1 cup, then flour, it's spoon. ( actually it depends on the recipe, some people could count sugar, flour and other solid ingredients as cups)

    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock?
    both

    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?)
    kilos

    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?)
    kmh

    Anything else you think you measure differently in your country?
    temperature it's Celsius. and we use the metric system, for any measures, cm, m, KM.
     
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  6. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? gallons
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) cups, ounces, tablespoons
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? 12 hour clock
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) pounds
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?)mph
     
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  7. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    1. Petrol in liters
    2. Baking? cups or mls (1 cup = 250 mls)
    3. Time? 12 hours am and pm
    4. Food? grams and kilograms
    5. Speed? km/hour
     
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  8. djp332

    djp332 Dude. They're on your head ...

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? - Gallons
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) - cups, ounces, T and t. When I'm dieting, I measure my protein in grams.
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? - 12 hour clock.
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) - pounds
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) - mph.

    6. Swimming - yards for some meets and meters for other meets, depending on the season.

    I grew up in the generation before the metric system became a thing in the states, so I'm really bad at converting. And since it never really stuck here, I kind of ignore it.
     
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  9. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    This would have been so fabulous on our trip! Nick and I kept saying "little numbers, not big" when we were in Canada.
     
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  10. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    Do you use the phrase stones too? I've seen people comment that they've lost a stone or half a stone, but I never learned that unit of measure.
     
  11. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    The generation before mine do. Metric came in when I was a kid.
     
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  12. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? liters
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) cups/tablespoons/mils
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? 12 hour
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) We're supposed to measure by kilos but weight is often given in pounds too.
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) kmh
     
  13. cinderella

    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? Liters
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) Cups, tablespoons, mls and grams, depending on the ingredients and their quantity, and probably all of them in one recipe
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? Officially 24, but I prefer 12
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) kilos
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) km/h

    bonus: Height: meters and centimeters. I'm 1.70m tall
     
  14. Farwen

    Farwen Well-Known Member

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? - liters
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) - basically gr for solids and ml for liquids
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? - both
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) - kilos
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) - km/h

    C for temperatures

    I'm (almost) 1.60m

    Not exactly a measure, but for the dates we use the format DD/MM/YY, so it was a bit confusing at first for me seeing something like 07/15, like... wait, a fifteenth month??! Lol :giggle
     
  15. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Lol at the topic but so much this as well
    Typing the date in the subject line for Pad Patter when I'm often a day ahead as well means that's usually the hardest bit of the post for me! (And it has made me love the 1 Jan, 2 Feb etc even more! )
     
  16. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    This was a surprise when we went to the grocery store in Canada. Produce was by the pound, but meat was by the kilo.
     
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  17. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    Yepp! That's us - confused and confusing!
     
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  18. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt What do you call a three-humped camel?

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? Gallons
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) Cups, Ounces, Tblspoons
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? 12 hour time frame
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) Pounds
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) Mph
     
  19. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    1. Gasoline? Gallons/liters/something else? gallons
    2. Baking? (Cups? ounces? tablespoons? something else?) cups/tbs etc
    3. Time? 12 hour or 24 hour clock? 24 hr clock
    4. Food? (pounds? kilos?) pounds
    5. Speed? (mph? kmh?) mph

    I don't know when I got in the habit of using a 24 hr clock but I like it and of course it always confuses Dick. My car, my computer, my kinda clock. LOL I also lived through the change to Metric in the UK ... so I understand such things as weight in stones when I'm reading a book but still cannot compute whether a character is skinny, medium or fat!
     
  20. blueberries

    blueberries Did I ever tell you I have a thing for snakes?

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    Can I just copy most of @IntenseMagic 's answers? Seriously, they're hilarious as well as spot on; only differences is I learned how to translate the 24 hour clock during my short stint as a Navy wife ... and I don't need kmp to look down and see the speedometer at 100 :driving
     
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