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"eight of an inch"
Thread poster: Jacqueline Noire

Jacqueline Noire
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Apr 30, 2008

With drinks like the margarita, bartenders are encouraged to rim the glass with salt or sugar. The easiest way to do this is to fi rst rub a lime or lemon across the rim of the glass. Then, you should set the glass rim-down in a plate of salt or sugar and twist the glass until the rim has been submerged about an eight of an inch into the salt or sugar. When you life the glass out, it should have a thick coating of either salt or sugar.

In the second last sentense, does "eight of an inch" means 8/10(4/5) inch?

Thanks !!


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Mafalda d'Orey de Faria  Identity Verified
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1/8 of an inch Apr 30, 2008

Divide an inch by 8 and you get it. (about 3.1mm - in metric system)

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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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1/8" Apr 30, 2008

I think this should have been posted in KudoZ but anyway ... the sentence should read "one eighth of an inch"

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Jacqueline Noire
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thanks Apr 30, 2008

Thanks I am petty new here. I will go kudoz.

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