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Every time I want a clean measuring cup it's been recently used, so why not etch EVERY mug or glass with measuring marks, and then you never run out!
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||We have a pyrex shot glass with graduated measurements;
||I'm always thinking "that looks like about a cup" about three
minutes before I slop a little more of something else in to
make up the balance. [+]
||// A standard cup used in cooking measurements is
typically 8 ounces. //
||That's probably because 8 ounces constitute a standard
cup, . I think the point of this idea may have eluded
||No, because a 5 ounce 'cup' won't be marked '1 cup', it will
be marked '5 ounces'. The proposal isn't that every vessel
conform to a standard unit, it's simply a line of glasses,
and mugs marked with standard units graduated to
whatever their maximum capacity happens to be, so that
every vessel in the cupboard doubles as a handy
||Well, there's always the issue that the only countries
that still use fluid ounces are the US, Burma and
Liberia. (August company indeed)
||The other 197-odd countries seem to do OK with
||//the UK (metric) cup is still the largest as it is in cricket// Probably best not to use it to measure chili.