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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 07:43:50 PM »
I just had to convert a cocktail recipe from a bottle of nonino from centiliters to ounces so it goes both ways.
It's not "both ways" . It's a right way and a wrong way.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 08:01:51 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 08:43:00 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?
A US tablespoon is 0.5 US fluid ounces which is 14.8 ml.

You can round up to 15 ml if that makes life easier for you.

But, that would make a stick of butter is 120ml which you know is not true.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 09:03:21 PM »
Arguing about using 113 instead of one of a single unit is akin to arguing the use of 3.14 instead of π in a calculation. (IOW, There's a time and a place for both... :P)
Tau is much better than pi.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 09:21:49 PM »
What shape does your butter come in?  Small molds of the Mannequin Pis?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2017, 09:23:21 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?
A US tablespoon is 0.5 US fluid ounces which is 14.8 ml.

You can round up to 15 ml if that makes life easier for you.

But, that would make a stick of butter is 120ml which you know is not true.

You are just making it worse for yourselves.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 09:28:05 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?
A US tablespoon is 0.5 US fluid ounces which is 14.8 ml.

You can round up to 15 ml if that makes life easier for you.

But, that would make a stick of butter is 120ml which you know is not true.

You are just making it worse for yourselves.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2017, 10:44:11 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?

So if you need a "tablespoon" of butter, you take a stick, melt it, and scoop the butter with the spoon?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 10:47:56 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?

So if you need a "tablespoon" of butter, you take a stick, melt it, and scoop the butter with the spoon?

If your mind is blown now, wait till you get to pinches and smidgens!

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2017, 11:15:43 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?

So if you need a "tablespoon" of butter, you take a stick, melt it, and scoop the butter with the spoon?

No, each stick is marked for ounces, tablespoons, and sometimes teaspoons. You just cut off as much as you need.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2017, 11:19:23 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?

So if you need a "tablespoon" of butter, you take a stick, melt it, and scoop the butter with the spoon?
Just jam it in there with your thumb.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2017, 11:21:57 PM »
What shape does your butter come in?  Small molds of the Mannequin Pis?


Bwahahaha. ;D.   As it melts the butter runs out of its....................
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 11:36:26 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017, 11:27:35 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
No it's a tablespoon. Is a centiliter a heaped milliliter?

So if you need a "tablespoon" of butter, you take a stick, melt it, and scoop the butter with the spoon?

No, each stick is marked for ounces, tablespoons, and sometimes teaspoons. You just cut off as much as you need.



So you take a steak knife and cut through the wrapper.
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2017, 11:30:05 PM »
Any knife. It's butter, it's soft.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2017, 11:33:53 PM »
But you need a knife to get a tablespoon of butter.
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