Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Keith Morrison (
8 Oct 1995 01:15:00 GMT

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>The foot has stood the test of time because it as the most useful human
>scale measure. Unfortunately, a bunch of "intellectual" morons think
>they have a better way and want to force it on everyone else.

Quick, without using a calculator, tell me how many feet are in
53.872134 miles.

Now tell me how many meters are in 53.872134 kilometers. I'll bet you
can get it to the third decimal place.

How many ounces in 112.4355 tons? How many grams in 112.4355 metric

If you have an engine that uses 3 fluid ounces of gas for every foot
it travels, how many gallons does it burn travelling 30.5 miles?

If you have an engine that uses 15 cubic centimeters of gas for every
meter that it travels, how many liters does it burn travelling 30.5

Oh yeah, the foot is *so* much better...

Keith Morrison