1 ONS BUKAN 100 GRAM?

Dalam dua hari terakhir ini saya telah menerima beberapa email berantai dengan subject “1 ONS BUKAN 100 GRAM”, yang isinya kurang lebih menyatakan bahwa selama ini telah terjadi kesalahkaprahan dalam dunia pendidikan Indonesia sehubungan dengan penggunaan satuan pond dan ons.

Sebelum ikut menyebarluaskan email berantai tersebut, ada baiknya anda menyimak beberapa informasi berikut:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ounce
    The Dutch term ons is a unit of mass that is considerably more, 100 g, a redefinition adopted with the introduction of the metric system together with a redefinition of the Dutch pond as 1 kg. (Though the ons of 100 g remains in informal usage, this pond as a kilogram has fallen by the wayside, replaced by the metric pound of 500 g adopted in other countries.)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound
    In many countries that use the SI or metric system, the pound (or its translation, for example, the German Pfund, the French livre, or the Dutch pond) is used as an informal term for half of a kilogram, therefore for this case the pound is 500 grams. In many cases, this was an official redefinition back in the 19th century, but its use is generally no longer officially sanctioned. These replaced hundreds of older pounds, for example, one of around 459 to 460 grams in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America; 498.1 g in Norway; and several different ones in what is now Germany. In the case of the Dutch pond, this was officially redefined as 1 kg, with an ounce of 100 g; the former has fallen out of use, and if the pound is used today it is likely the 500 g variety, but the 100 g ounce remains in limited use.
  • http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictO.html
    ons = a Dutch unit of weight or mass, now used as a metric unit equal to the hectogram (100 grams, or about 3.5274 ounces).
  • http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictP.html
    pond [1] = the Dutch pound, historically about 494 grams (1.089 English pounds). This unit was also used in the former Dutch Indies (now Indonesia) and throughout Southeast Asia. In the Netherlands, the pond has been reinterpreted now as a metric unit equal to exactly 500 grams (1.1023 pounds), like the German pfund.

Jadi kesimpulannya adalah…?

4 thoughts on “1 ONS BUKAN 100 GRAM?”

  1. Kok bisa githzu seh? Kan itu cuma satuan doank… kalo gitu, 1 kg berapa gram, 1 ons= apakah masih sama sama 1 hg? 1 hg berapa gram? Kalao begitu, kebawah2nya 1 ons tuh bukan sama dengan 1000 desigram dst. Donk… Gimana tuh? Bisa jawb ga?

  2. Amri – betul, mas.. sebaiknya email yang bersifat bombastis tidak disebarluaskan sebelum dicek kebenarannya terlebih dahulu. :)

    Secret – betul, mas/mbak.. itu memang cuma satuan koq. dan tidak ada yg salah dengan satuan yg secara umum selama ini kita kenal. justru email berantai yg mencoba menyalahkan itu yg ternyata tidak benar. referensinya adalah kutipan-kutipan di atas.. :)

  3. wah gimana tuh dengan metro tv yang udah menayangkan dan mengundang orang yg menerangkan tentang 1 ons bukan 100 gram?
    berarti emang ada yg salah dong

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