Thursday May 8, 2003

A pottle of milk

One of the great unknown words in English (one of our favorites, at least) is pottle. A pottle is a liquid measure equal to 2.0 quarts - that is, half a gallon. So when you buy a half-gallon of milk, you've actually bought a pottle of milk. I like the sound of that.

Time to go to the store; we need a pottle of 1% milk.

A pottle of milk ( in category Verbatim ) - posted at Thu, 08 May, 15:11 Pacific | «e»