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    Just looked up your profile, Zap----I thought you were American. I see you live in California (lucky, lucky), so you must hear a ton of Spanish, yes?

    In my neighborhood, Russian is the most spoken language. Years ago I thought I should learn it, but then I thought "Let them learn English like my grandma!" She never spoke Russian again when she arrived here in the early 1900's, because she was pissed she had to leave because the cossacks were trying to rape, murder & rob her. Thin-skinned, hey? Holding a grudge. I don't like the sound of Russian, but I like Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Oops, sorry, I've been hanging around so many hispanics lately & I enjoy the realization I remember so much. I said that I understand & sympathize with poor dear spot.

    Zap, there are so many different languages spoken around me. I can't tell you how many times I am/was the only English speaker in a group.
    I hear you talkin' Anne. My town has a 74.6 % Hispanic or Latino population. In my doctor's office there usually isn't another English-speaking patient in there. Some of the stock clerks in Walmart don't speak English and they run when they see me coming. (They don't think, because of my blonde hair, that I speak fluent Spanish.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Just looked up your profile, Zap----I thought you were American. I see you live in California (lucky, lucky), so you must hear a ton of Spanish, yes?

    In my neighborhood, Russian is the most spoken language. Years ago I thought I should learn it, but then I thought "Let them learn English like my grandma!" She never spoke Russian again when she arrived here in the early 1900's, because she was pissed she had to leave because the cossacks were trying to rape, murder & rob her. Thin-skinned, hey? Holding a grudge. I don't like the sound of Russian, but I like Spanish.
    I would like to have met your grandma.

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    I would like to have met your grandma.


    Very kind of you to say!

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    I'm not a speaker of Spanish but the phrases were instantly meaningful. It's surprising how words like those ignore cultural boundaries.

    Returning to cups for a moment, I bought a church hall a while back and inherited the mismatched crockery. I just put a random dozen on the scales and the millilitres they can each measure is

    204
    192
    202
    229
    161
    156
    215
    213
    194
    95
    83
    143

    I left out a silly cup which holds 509ml as obviously not suitable for measuring a cup of anything.

    The average is 175ml, with a standard deviation of 45ml. As a means of measuring for a recipe it doesn't strike me as appropriate.

    Lars' half a US pint occupies, in contrast, 284ml. My cup size is a lot less than his.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Have you caught the Bake Off bug Spot ?
    I've been trying to recall why I needed this translation from crockery to volume, it certainly wasn't baking.

    Brewing, that was it. Site after site after site of inane Americans putting tablespoons of unsavory ingredients into their wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I've been trying to recall why I needed this translation from crockery to volume, it certainly wasn't baking.

    Brewing, that was it. Site after site after site of inane Americans putting tablespoons of unsavory ingredients into their wash.
    For your information Google is pretty handy in such circumstances....HERE......sorted.

    I suspect the 'active' ingredients are the only critical ones in brewing, any others are flavouring, an extra half a cup either way should be acceptable
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I'm not a speaker of Spanish but the phrases were instantly meaningful. It's surprising how words like those ignore cultural boundaries.

    Returning to cups for a moment, I bought a church hall a while back and inherited the crockery. I just put a random dozen on the scales and the millilitres they can each measure is

    204
    192
    202
    229
    161
    156
    215
    213
    194
    95
    83
    143

    I left out a silly cup which holds 509ml as obviously not suitable for measuring a cup of anything.

    The average is 175ml, with a standard deviation of 45ml. As a means of measuring for a recipe it doesn't strike me as appropriate.

    Lars' half a US pint occupies, in contrast, 284ml. My cup size is a lot less than his.



    I've been trying to recall why I needed this translation from crockery to volume, it certainly wasn't baking.

    Brewing, that was it. Site after site after site of inane Americans putting tablespoons of unsavory ingredients into their wash.
    Well I have one coffee cup that was given to me after my MD advised me that I should cut back to 1 cup of coffee a day.
    It holds 64 Fluid Ounces (US) - about 1893 ml

    This discussion has led me to wonder, though - do you guys have UK Teaspoons, and tablespoons, as well?
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    A couple of hours ago I went into the bathroom where I filled a sink just cup my hands and splash my face with water.

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    A couple of hours ago I went into the bathroom where I filled a sink just cup my hands and splash my face with water.
    Did you measure the volume first? Im concerned the amount of water used isnt enough to sufficiently cover the surface area of your face. This could have deteimental affects on your hygeine and therefore your health and the health of an entire nation. I suggest you do the physics and chemical investigation in this matter. Your lack of measurement could cause an epidemic, and you wouldnt want to be responsible for that!

    Doesnt everyone have measuring cups, jugs, scales and a conversion table in your kitchens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Did you measure the volume first? Im concerned the amount of water used isnt enough to sufficiently cover the surface area of your face. This could have deteimental affects on your hygeine and therefore your health and the health of an entire nation. I suggest you do the physics and chemical investigation in this matter. Your lack of measurement could cause an epidemic, and you wouldnt want to be responsible for that!

    Doesnt everyone have measuring cups, jugs, scales and a conversion table in your kitchens!
    Don't know about everyone, but I do.
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