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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:12 am

poohcarrot wrote:If I remember correctly, the book Tony was talking about which had a different paragraph was Thud! 8)
It was indeed - but as I said, that was in a US proof copy and the section had been changed when it was published properly - in US and UK versions. :)
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:36 am

So it wasn't the one with the 'boom boom!' 'badaboom!' variation?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:35 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:So it wasn't the one with the 'boom boom!' 'badaboom!' variation?
By gum you're right! I'd forgotten about that one. It was Thief of Time. :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:54 pm

Cheery wrote:You know, that always confuses me. I can't imagine how long a mile a foot or an inch is because we use kilometers, cm and mm here. (Is there something smaller than an inch?)
And it's the same with pounds... If I'm honest I sometimes still have trouble with grams and kilos :oops:


Maybe this will help :wink:
1 mile = 1,6km (unless it's a nautical mile then its 1,852 km :wink: )
1 inch= 2,54cm
1 foot= 30 cm
1pound=453 gram or nearly half a kilo :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:02 pm

But a Pint is different in the US and the UK. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:18 pm

What?! Where do you get more beer? :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:36 pm

Less unfortunatley, :cry:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:04 pm

Tonyblack wrote:But a Pint is different in the US and the UK. :wink:


Google is your Friend :wink: 1 UK pint=568ml 1US pint =473ml :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:57 pm

super-sized :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:39 am

So we get more, hurray! :D
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:54 pm

That's right, the liquid measure is different, and that caused me some rather strange cooking mistakes when I first went to the States.

The US pint is 16oz and the UK pint is 20 oz.

So a US Gallon is 20% smaller than the British one, which makes the fuel calculation strange when talking about petrol prices! :lol:

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:29 pm

I was very tempted when I was in Phoenix to ask for a pint that was not a pint,but did not want to confuse the barstaff.

It just meant I had to drink more to make up the shortfall. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:42 am

when i was in the states i didnt bother with pints i just drank straight from the pitcher :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:03 am

The baseball thrower served you drinks? :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:04 pm

as long as i tipped him :lol:
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