P's and Q's points and questions

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 20 14:48:08 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> And, in any case, were there a
> reference to pints and quarts, isn't the order backwards, sizewise accounting?

Do you mean that largest-to-smallest is more common? Is there any
evidence for that?

Mark Mandel

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