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. aswell,
> 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
>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!