Where Personal and Professional Life Collide...

My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring


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Americans, at least in the Northeast, tend to use "cup" to refer to any drinking vessel that isn't made of glass (and sometimes even those that *are* made of glass). Even when we're talking about mugs. At the same time, measuring of ingredients is indeed based on the 8-oz "cup."

And believe me, around here you have to make an effort to find drinking vessels smaller than 8 oz. This is, after all, the country that pioneered the cardboard drinking vessel size range that *starts* with "large."

(And what are drinking vessels made of glass called? Glasses, of course. Even when they're imperial pints. Isn't language fun?)

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