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Units of EXACT measurement
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Jerry KS    Posted 08-06-2004 at 18:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here are a few "units of EXACT measurement that I have heard of in my area. Can you add to the list?
smidgen
glug
pinch
scooch (sp?)
spritz
little dab


DigitalMat    Posted 08-07-2004 at 07:32:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
At a farmer's market recently, I saw a set of measuring spoons marked "dab", "smidgen", "dash", etc. My dad's favorite was "smidgen". I've found myself using an adjective based on that word. If something is really small, it is rather "smidgenal".


JB    Posted 08-07-2004 at 08:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smidginal? Excellent word!!


JDK    Posted 08-06-2004 at 22:16:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
a tad
a hunka(hunk of)
a sliver
a slab
a haffa(cup,bowl,jar etc)
a splash
a gob
a smidgen


deadcarp    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:47:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
a slug
a piece
lilly pits
a hair
seconds (as in sloppy)
(and for measuring heat)
Hottest cuppa i ever stuck my thumb into




JB    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:37:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scochie (Sko-she)
A grain or two
Handfull
A drap (My Grandpa's request for milk in his coffee)
A Dib
A Dollop


JB    Posted 08-06-2004 at 19:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
And how 'bout:

A squirt
A chunk


deadcarp- oh    Posted 08-06-2004 at 20:01:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
a slab
a serving
a dash
a helping
a scoop
a splash


Doc    Posted 08-07-2004 at 03:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Frog hair.
scootch.
smidgen.
another type of hair. Thicker than frog hair.


DigitalMat    Posted 08-07-2004 at 21:42:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife just reminded me of one. When you are cooking some vegetable, the resulting dish is a "mess". Example: "A mess of greens." Also, it can mean a large amount of something. Example: "He sure did catch a mess of fish!"


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