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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 12:32:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50605020432y1b069757of675e1844a46fa6f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 02/05/06, James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
>
> The Tuesday 2006-05-02 at 09:42 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
>
>>> Ok, now to ask the obvious. Why should a particular country change
>>> its long held, tried and tested method of measurement? Good grief the
>>> Industrial Revolution came about with a myriad of different sizes. Some of
>>> these were often so local that moving from one county to
>>> another meant that nuts made, eg. here in Staffordshire would not fit
>>> a bolt made in Warwickshire. Yet the modern world came about despite
>>> this mix and match arena :-)
>>>
>>> Leave things as they are, it works.
>
> Not if you try to put a nut made in, say, France or Spain, to a bolt made
> in Britain :-P
>
> It's the same problem, but on a different scale.
>

Well, the French being what they are, ensure nothing fits their stuff. ;-)


I couldn't possibly comment....other than a big :-)))))))

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