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

Tony Quinn (
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 15:09:17 GMT

Joseph Francis Nebus ( wrote:
: (ANDREW GRYGUS) writes:

: >And yet one more of them. The >>>only<<< advantage of the metric
: >systems is the sliding decimal point for conversions, so the >>>only<<<
: >thing any of you guys can come up with is obscure conversions that
: >no-one would ever need to do. Since we have units appropriate to their
: >use, we seldom need to convert much of anything in day-to-day life.

Agreed here..........

: Fine. True story, and among the reasons why I pray for the U.S.
: to get some sense and go metric:

: My parents were having friends over and were making snacks. They
: sent me out to find a suitable roadside farm stand (we do live in the
: Garden State, of course) and purchase one pint of strawberries and one
: quart of raspberries.

Reams of drivel deleted due to the fact that pints and quarts are used
as liquid measures and fruit, being solid, is generally sold in pounds and
ounces. I now understand where all the problems lie when U.S. parents
don't know which set of units to use for a given item. Or did they expect
you to get a 20oz glass and cram strawberries in untuil there was no air
space. Sheesh... No wonder some Herns want metrication.

Tony Quinn --- The Voice of Insanity
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