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Entry from July 15, 2023
“Florida kilos imply the existence of Florida ounces”

The abbreviation “fl. oz.” stands for “fluid ounces.” A joke has it that some people think this means “Florida ounces.” Some people who grew up in Florida actually made the mistake, however.
     
”@Cubancita27 just asked “what does fl oz mean? florida ounces?” lmfao priceless” was posted on Twitter by ❤️ on June 25, 2009. “Florida ounces are different than in the rest of country. That’s why in cans you have Fl. Oz written down” was posted on Twitter by fred de masi on January 16, 2010. “Confession: I used to think the ‘FL OZ’ on water bottles and such stood for Florida ounces. Turns out, it doesn’t…” was posted on Twitter by Kristel Acevedo on March 26, 2010.
   
“I didn’t think much of this when I lived in Florida. Many products were labeled in Florida ounces. But now that I live in another state I’m surprised to see products still labeled with Florida ounces.
I looked up ‘Florida ounces’ but couldn’t find much information about them. Google doesn’t know how to convert them to regular ounces” was posted on Reddit—NoStupidQuestions on February 8, 2022, and “Florida ounces” went viral.
     
“til british imperial florida ounces are different from US florida ounces… damb” was posted on Twitter by “no” on February 8, 2022. “NOO we’re learning ab imperial system and everytime i see fl oz i think about the fucking,,, florida ounces post akjsskjsjs” was posted on Twitter by 🌟 sage! 🏳️‍⚧️ on February 15, 2022.
     
“The existence of Florida ounces implies the existence of California ounces” was posted on Twitter by Ashwin on February 8, 2022. “There are no Florida ounces but there are Florida kilos” was posted on Twitter by Mastermind on February 9, 2022. “florida kilos implies the existence of florida ounces” was posted on Twitter by juli♡n on February 9, 2022. (“Florida Kilos,” a 2014 song by Lana Del Rey, is about cocaine.)
   
         
Twitter
❤️
@CTaquechel17
RT @itssgyslane: @Cubancita27 just asked “what does fl oz mean? florida ounces?” lmfao priceless
8:00 PM · Jun 25, 2009
   
Twitter
fred de masi
@freddemasi
“Florida ounces are different than in the rest of country. That’s why in cans you have Fl. Oz written down” #heardatwork #stupidpeopleexist
12:34 PM · Jan 16, 2010
     
Twitter
Kristel Acevedo
@KristelAce
Confession: I used to think the “FL OZ” on water bottles and such stood for Florida ounces. Turns out, it doesn’t…
12:13 PM · Mar 26, 2010
   
Twitter
Katie Riobó 🇺🇸
@PrincesseKT
@TurquoiseZebra Since when 6 fl oz reads “6 Florida Ounces”?! Lmfao! #epic
12:14 PM · Dec 7, 2010
   
Twitter
Kwan Li 🏴
@jqsnizzle
#HonestyNight I use to think ” FL OZ” on a soda can or juice bottle meant Florida Ounces
12:17 AM · Feb 17, 2012
   
Twitter
Leonel Mendieta
@Leo_El_Abuelo
FL OZ = Florida Ounces #shitmysistersays #lol #funny
9:12 PM · Aug 15, 2012
   
Teitter
Sarah McCall
@McCallMeMama
So fl oz does NOT mean Florida ounces lmaoooo #lovemyroomie #awesomeness #funnytimes
11:07 PM · Dec 13, 2013
   
Twitter
thomas the DANK engine
@jacaleannn_
Sarai thought the “fl oz” on a water bottle meant Florida ounces…....
7:50 PM · May 30, 2015
   
Twitter
fred de masi
@freddemasi
#heardatwork “Florida has a different weights and measures code. That’s why on cans of liquid one can see Florida ounces (fl.oz)”
2:36 PM · Jul 25, 2015
 
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Dec 2, 2015, 3:06:45 PM
(...)
> And it just struck me .... A British Pint is 20 Fl Oz, whereas a U.S. of
> A.‘ian Pint is only 16 Fl Oz, so is a U.S. of A.‘ian mile the same
> length as a British mile??
 
That’s because the US “pint” is measured in Florida Ounces. 😉
   
Twitter 
joy
@rabbitcrime
When I was little I thought that FL OZ meant Florida ounces and that every state just had a different measuring system
1:59 AM · Dec 4, 2016
 
Reddit—Confession 
Posted by u/yeezusKeroro January 20, 2018
I always read FL OZ as Floral Ounces
I’ve done it since I was a kid and it’s instinct for me at this point.
COMMENTS
Reese1993
I always read it as Florida ounces. Cause.. well yeah.
Future-Scone
I read it as Florida Oz.
   
Twitter
Kristel Acevedo
@KristelAce
Growing up in Miami…I always thought that “FL OZ” on containers filled with liquid stood for “Florida ounces.” NOW I know it stands for “fluid ounces.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ #themoreyouknow https://twitter.com/joncstone/status/975442948950282240
12:09 PM · Mar 19, 2018
       
YouTube
Florida Kilos
Lana Del Rey
Nov 3, 2018
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group
Florida Kilos · Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence
℗ 2014 Lana Del Rey, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK). Under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA
Released on: 2014-01-01
   
Twitter
kenny do it? no i can’t
@kennyfckndavis
Anybody else grow up thinking the fl. oz. meant Florida ounces and not fluid ounces? No? Just me? Cool.
6:48 PM · Dec 13, 2019
   
Twitter
Ben Den
@BenDenV6
I always saw “FL Oz.” On my Florida’s Natural Orange Juice carton as a kid and assumed it meant “Florida Ounces”
6:18 PM · Nov 16, 2020
     
Reddit—NoStupidQuestions
Posted by u/snapwillow February 8, 2022
I didn’t think much of this when I lived in Florida. Many products were labeled in Florida ounces. But now that I live in another state I’m surprised to see products still labeled with Florida ounces.
I looked up ‘Florida ounces’ but couldn’t find much information about them. Google doesn’t know how to convert them to regular ounces.
COMMENTS
toofarbyfar
“Fl oz” stands for “fluid ounces,” not Florida.
     
Twitter
no
@thricedotted
til british imperial florida ounces are different from US florida ounces… damb
1:44 PM · Feb 8, 2022
   
Twitter
Ashwin
@TheCopyTrail
The existence of Florida ounces implies the existence of California ounces.
2:29 PM · Feb 8, 2022
       
Twitter
Mastermind
@MagnifiKent_
LMAO.
There are no Florida ounces but there are Florida kilos.
Quote Tweet
Ian LaForge
@ianlafo
·
Feb 8, 2022
This is one of my favorite things that I’ve ever seen on Reddit
4:53 PM · Feb 9, 2022
 
Twitter 
juli♡n
@CONEJlTO
florida kilos implies the existence of florida ounces
Quote Tweet
Ian LaForge
@ianlafo
·
Feb 8, 2022
This is one of my favorite things that I’ve ever seen on Reddit
8:10 PM · Feb 9, 2022
 
Twitter
🌟 sage! 🏳️‍⚧️
@sagemybeloved
NOO we’re learning ab imperial system and everytime i see fl oz i think about the fucking,,, florida ounces post akjsskjsjs
1:52 PM · Feb 15, 2022
   
Twitter
show desktop
@shivstabby
FL OZ = florida ounces. -ron desantis
5:45 AM · Feb 26, 2023
 
Twitter
Awoo.wav
@FutaFanatic
I used to think FL OZ meant Florida Ounces
6:07 PM · Apr 8, 2023

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