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#21 Tue 10 Aug 10 3:27pm


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Occupation Chief cook and bottle washer
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Re: Knob of butter

I was raised that way as well,  I'm just still rebelling is all. lol

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#22 Tue 10 Aug 10 3:51pm


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Re: Knob of butter

Once when my daughter was looking for knobs for her kitchen cabinets, she directed me to a was either myknobs or or something.  Anyway, when I went to what I thought was the correct one, it was a po*&% site. yikes  I know, totally off the subject.

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#23 Tue 10 Aug 10 4:24pm


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Re: Knob of butter

Thats the excuse they all give........


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#24 Tue 10 Aug 10 6:14pm


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Re: Knob of butter

nanstertoo...don't worry when ever the question of .."Knob of butter" or similar is asked it always seems to go off topic !

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#25 Thu 28 Feb 13 10:27am


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Re: Knob of butter

A US stick of butter is 8 tablespoons, the wrapping is marked in 1 tablespoon segments, the total is 1/4 pound, or 1/2 cup.  There are 4 sticks in a 1 pound package.

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#26 Fri 01 Mar 13 9:09am


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Re: Knob of butter

Just for your information:

1 tical = 15 gms
4 tical = 1 tamleung
20 tamleung = 1 chang
50 chang = 1 hap

There you go.........

In my humble opinion, a "pat" of butter is around 1 tical, or thereabouts, and a knob is around 1 tamleung.

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#27 Fri 01 Mar 13 9:43am


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Re: Knob of butter

I've heard various stories about people being fined etc. for using imperial measure in shops, but I don't buy it. As far as I know, the rule is that the prices MUST be displayed in metric - they can also be displayed in Imperial alongside, but the metric price must be there. Which is fair - otherwise you can't compare prices properly. My butcher happily sells pounds of mince to me - his scales work in both metric and Imperial. After all, it's not like Imperial is an approximate measure or something - there's an established conversion rate.

The one area you will get in trouble in the UK is if you try to sell beer in metric measure (on-sales, I mean, not off-sales). The licensing system is based on pints, and I don't think you're even allowed to display prices in litres. I'm sure there was one pub that got in bother for this, selling half-litres of Continental beers. It's just not allowed.

Spirit measures are in metric, though. Strange.

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#28 Tue 05 Mar 13 8:49pm


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Re: Knob of butter

Fabric is one commodity that is allowed to be sold as either metric or imperial measurements..........but there are rules........if the retailer acquired the fabric from Europe it must be sold in metres, if it is imported from anywhere that sells in imperial (ie America) then it can be sold in yards.

Most of my patterns etc are in yards, most of my fabrics are bought in yards too........I am old-fashioned, I prefer imperial. I am a happy dinosaur!!!

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#29 Tue 05 Mar 13 9:02pm


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Re: Knob of butter

Pre-made curtains in the uk are labelled in inches and centimetres???

Luckily I can work in either or a 2.4Metre length of 2x2 is just long enough... whistle

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#30 Tue 05 Mar 13 9:37pm


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Re: Knob of butter

This thread started in 2007. Talk about longevity. Reminds me of a recipe I recently came across that called for a "pat" of butter. Since it was to grease a pan prior to searing, I just used what was required.

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