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Old Jan 7th 2021, 12:38 pm
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Thanks for this!
These measurements were abolished 150 years ago - nice to read about them again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungar...of_measurement
Totally OT:
Reminds me of the different gallons - British and US ...
I've often speculated about this - how could the US gallon be less than the Imperial?
Trump should have had the slogan:
MAGGA
Make the American Gallon Greater again!
Now it's too late ...
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Old Jan 7th 2021, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by wolfi
Thanks for this!
These measurements were abolished 150 years ago - nice to read about them again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungar...of_measurement
Totally OT:
Reminds me of the different gallons - British and US ...
I've often speculated about this - how could the US gallon be less than the Imperial?
Trump should have had the slogan:
MAGGA
Make the American Gallon Greater again!
Now it's too late ...
The americans always do things differently, especially their spelling, to the UK! Football is soccer to them. Football to them is American Football. I'm surprised golf and tennis are still called the same over there.

I'm Wolfi will know the answer to this.
I think öl is from the german language. I'm now confused because I think a singular öl is öls and plural öle.
I will let you know if my German teaching sister-in-law can shred some light on this.
So for öl it's 1 öls, and any more it's 2 öle, 3 öle, etc.

Interesting reading about the old measurements.


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Old Jan 7th 2021, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by wolfi
Thanks for this!
These measurements were abolished 150 years ago - nice to read about them again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungar...of_measurement.
An interesting list - It strikes me how similar many or the measurement align with imperial measure.

One I found particularly interesting was
One arsin was equal to 23.01084 in
Hmm - how wide are you when you sit down ??

And
lépés – Step, 3 láb, 94.8243 cm (3.11103 ft)
Of course today a hosszú lépés is 2/3 soda water and 1/3 wine
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Old Jan 7th 2021, 7:58 pm
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Old measures were often similar, based on human anatomy eg foot = Fuß ...
But Hungarian öl seems to be totally different from German Öl (oil), found an interesting site:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%C3%B6l#Etymology_1
PS:
my wife just told me the other definition - as a verb öl means to slaughter.

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