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America. A “stick of butter” is not a bloody measurement. Stop this. I’m pretty sure nowhere else uses “stick” to measure their butter. I mean, “1/8 of a stick of butter?” What the diddly is that? That’s not a measurement!

Please start using grams, even ounces would be easier to convert!

Please.

I just want to make yummy things with actual measurements.

a stick of butter is 8 Tbs. so 1/8 would be 1 Tbs.

For people in the US, a “stick” of butter is a valid measurement or at least one we understand. My great-grandmother’s handwritten recipe cards from when she got married in 1929 reference that measurement and the recipe still works, so butter’s been sold in that same measurement for almost 100 years here.

Our butter is sold in a pound box, divided into 4 sticks. Each stick is 1/4 pound. The wrappers on the sticks have tick marks like a ruler labeling off the stick at each tablespoon (8 of them) as well as 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, and 1/2. A pound is 454 grams, or really close. So each stick is about 113 grams. 

It’s all about what you grew up with and find familiar. I mean, I thought aceptic (self-stable) milk was weird the first time I saw it.

I suppose I find it weird because I find it similar to a recipe saying a “can” of something without clarification. I don’t like that, either. Cans aren’t a standardised measurement. Many products come in a variety of different cans.

Also, we don’t have butter in sticks here, so it’s strange to me.

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America. A “stick of butter” is not a bloody measurement. Stop this. I’m pretty sure nowhere else uses “stick” to measure their butter. I mean, “1/8 of a stick of butter?” What the diddly is that? That’s not a measurement!

Please start using grams, even ounces would be easier to convert!

Please.

I just want to make yummy things with actual measurements.

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