Different world...

Have to confess I always let out a slight pfft of derision when I read quotes from US folks (in this case, a fellow Sun employee, but it's nothing personal!) like:

If we get to over $4 a gallon [of petrol], I may be [working at] home full time.

I've been away from the UK for six years now, and a gallon of petrol there cost more than that before I left!

Comments:

Wrong way round - US gallons are 20% smaller than "Imperial". A US pint is 16fl.oz whereas an Imperial one is 20fl.oz. They both still agree on 8 in their respective gallons.

Posted by Pedant on April 26, 2006 at 04:15 PM GMT+00:00 #

Oops, quite right of course, pressed the wrong conversion button on my calculator :) Edited accordingly...

Posted by Calum Benson on April 27, 2006 at 05:12 AM GMT+00:00 #

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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