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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Thomas Edward Beasley Junior <beesknees@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:58:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146358709.27216.52.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 20:44 -0400, Mike wrote:

> On Saturday 29 April 2006 7:51 am, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> > > 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 ?
>
> don't forget fathoms, chains and drams
>
> When I worked in Alaska we measured the fish in metric but recorded weight in
> pounds, since we supplied the measuring sticks.
>
> And now they sell butter in 454g blocks, and pop in 355ml cans. Rather than
> adopt the metric size they just relabeled the old packaging.
>
> People complained about gas being confusing but most people I know either buy
> a tank full, or $20 worth.
>

Where are you buying gasoline (petrol) these days!!??? I drive a Dodge
Caravan and here in Florida it takes $40,00 worth of regular to fill up,
if I stop before the little gas pump lights up. -Tom
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Thomas Edward Beasley Junior <beesknees@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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