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Re: CHAT: measures (was: browsers)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2003, 0:49
John Cowan wrote:
> Mincemeat is mincemeat everywhere. Mince is the chopped dried fruit > used to make mince pies, which presumably once contained mincemeat. > Ray Brown (IIRC) told me that mince pies were so-called in the U.K. as
> and likewise did not contain meat.
Last time I looked, Borden's Nonesuch (TM) Mincemeat contains meat, according to the label. How much is another question, I suspect very little. One of my so-far unachieved ambitions is to make a batch of my own mincemeat (which according to the book calls for suet as well as chopped/ground beef); anyway, it's the brandy or rum or whatever that makes it good........
Sort of ObConlang: when I was trying to convert Litres/quarts to Kash measurements, I was amazed to discover that 1 (US) quart weighs 2 pounds (32 oz.). Anyhow, IIRC the Kash cipetu ("litre" i.e. 1000 thingies) is equiv. to about 1-l/2 qts-- now that's a Big Gulp!


John Cowan <cowan@...>