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Why is an American pint smaller than a British pint?

Question #144808. Asked by lonely-lady.
Last updated Nov 01 2017.
Originally posted Nov 01 2017 9:36 AM.

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Answer has 2 votes.
The US was using English Units of measurement from inception and the UK (and Commonwealth) switched to Imperial Units with the British Weights and Measure Act in 1824.

Nov 01 2017, 9:58 AM
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It takes 20 fluid ounces to make an imperial pint, but only 16 to make a US pint.


Nov 01 2017, 10:02 AM
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