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Due to rising production costs, many groceries aren't manufactured in the pint/quart/liter sizes they used to be, but now often come in awkward reductions such as "14 oz" or "0.75 liters".
I propose the following new standard units to refer to these:
1 petite pint = 14 fl oz
1 short quart
= 28 fl oz
1 efficiency gallon = 4 short quarts
1 skimpy dozen = 11 pieces
Metric prefixes: append "s" for "scanty", e.g.
1 scantiliter (sl) = 0.75 liter
1 scantigram (sg) = 0.75 gram
1 scanticentimeter (scm) = 0.75 centimeter
1 recession cup = 0.8 cups
1 recession teaspoon = 0.8 teaspoons
1 recession tablespoon = 3 recession teaspoons
1 optimized square inch (osq. in.) = 1 circular inch = 0.7854 square inches
||Somebody needs to be accountable for the
shrinkage, and to help us to understand the new
sizes. It's frustrating. A can of tuna used to make
enough for 2 or more sandwiches. Today, you get
one measly one.
||I think the US has already baked this. Their gallon is
only 3.78 litres, as opposed to the old Imperial gallon
of 4.54 litres. Hey! You Yanks! You're getting ripped
||1 measly one (mo.) = 0.754
||This is gonna make life awkward in the pet
industry... "I'll have 0.82 cats, please."
||Today only! 18% off everything!