Thursday, December 11, 2008


Todat in my cooking class my teacher went over abreviations like tsp=teaspoon, and tbsp=tablespoon, and also how lb=pounds. I know that lb=pounds but why? It's not spelled with a l or a b any where in the word. It just made me wonder why the abreviation for pounds is lb. It just boggles my mind a little , and makes me wonder why it's lb.


lilypotter said...

Found this on Wikipedia: "The abbreviation lb comes from the Latin word libra, meaning "scales, balances", which also described a Roman unit similar to the pound." Hope that helps.

jenfromRI said...

Trust the geeks to get you the answers, Nick.