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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:38:21 +1000
  • Message-id: <44536C4D.3030209@xxxxxxxxxx>
Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
Sat, 29 Apr 2006, by al4321@xxxxxxxxx:

Please get the attributions correct, it was me who wrote this:

Not to mention all the engineers in the 21th century who have to
have to revert to 18th century measurement "standards" when they try
to speak with their US collegues.
What standards ?
Like mile & feet to meters & kilometers ?

And gallon vs liter, lbs vs kilo etc.

And please don't forget that to make it conform even more with the rest of the civilised world - well the old Raj at least :-) - the American gallon is not the same volume as the real gallon.

(As I typed this, the damn spell-checker in this Firefox picked up my faulty spelling of "civilised" which it wants to turn into an abomination by spelling it "civilized". Sigh.)


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