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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 11:30:26 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605021128290.4915@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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.

- --
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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