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‘Lb’ is known to all as an abbreviation for ‘pound’, the Standard weight of 16 ounces.  What isn’t known to all is that this is often used as a word in itself, particularly in the hospitality industry.

The word is pronounced “lib” and it is tossed about quite often in kitchens.

To wit:

“Yeah that comes in at 15, 8 so it’s a few z’s short of a lib”.

“Why is a lib still the standard of weight when the rest of the world is metric?”

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