Jiggers per Jiffy

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2006-06-19

Neato. Jigger is a measurement of volume equal to 44ml or about 1.5 fluid ounces -- a shot.

Jiffy is a measurement of time equal to .01 seconds, according to the data file included in the UDUNITS library. (Actually it has other meanings as well -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiffy_(time) . However, this is probably the most general definition.)

So now we can measure flow in jiggers per jiffy.

Also, we could say that 1 Hz is equal to 100 jiggles per jiffy, where a jiggle is simply a cycle of the measured event. Yes, I made up the part about jiggles, but I think it sounds way more sophisticated to say "240 gigajiggles per jiffy" than "2.4 gigahertz".