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Abbreviation of Ounce

Date: 04/27/2002 at 15:30:05
From: Jassica 
Subject: Ounce

Why is the abbreviation for ounce oz.?


Date: 04/27/2002 at 19:03:47
From: Doctor Ian
Subject: Re: Ounce

Hi Jassica,

The Italian word for ounce, 'oncia', used to be spelled 'onza', so 
'oz.' is an abbreviation for the older spelling. 

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