The abbreviation for ounces is oz because the Wizard of Oz said so. But who came up with lbs. for pounds, amirite?

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the abbreviation of pounds is lbs because it originates from Latin where Libra means scales or balances

The Latin word for pounds is libras or something like that. For those of you looking for an answer...

But why not like pds., or something related to the American English pounds?

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The abbreviation "lb" looks like "16", and there are 16 ounces in a pound. Just sayin'

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