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Old 12-10-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Obscure cooking measurement symbol. What is it??

Hi,

My grandmother is trying to make a recipe and cannot figure out what one of the measurement symbols means. Gotta say, neither can I.

The symbol is an 'H' with an extra line through it. So, instead of one horizontal line connecting the two verticles, it has two.

Does anyone know what kind of measurement this is??

Thanks for the help.

Mike

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, Mike.

It might help if you could tell us what the recipe was for and the list of all the ingredients and quantities. That will help us do the detective work.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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Mike, it would also help if you know the country of origin of the recipe. i.e. was it written in the US or another country?
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:05 AM   #4
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Is it a 'hash'? #

It's used in America, and it can mean 'pound' (weight), or 'number' as in No. 1, #1.

Americans, please correct me if I'm wrong - I'm Australian and we don't use that symbol as an abbreviation for anything here.
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# - lb. sounds about right. Does that figure into the ingredients?
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:46 AM   #6
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I have to agree, it's probably a pound sign. I'm notorious for using # instead of .lb or .lbs, as that's how we were trained in college.
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