“A pint’s a pound the world around” of course.
It’s something everybody knows is true.
Except it’s false. It isn’t true at all.
You’ve heard about the cookie and the mouse
and unintended consequences? Well,
I am a waffle maker. (Just hold on.
There is a point to this. I promise you
there’s one.) and have a mill to grind my wheat
so I am really using whole wheat flour
unlike the partial whole wheat flour you buy
that only has the endosperm and bran.
The point is when I grind a pint of wheat
the pint of the flour that results weights less
because you get three cups of flour when you
grind up a pint of wheat. And if you weigh
them notice, neither one will weigh a pound.
You’ll only get a pound when measuring
a pint of water. Measure olive oil
or automotive oil, new and used.
Or measure out a pint of rocks and brains,
and tell me once again a pint’s a pound.