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

Paul W Schleck KD3FU (
14 Oct 95 01:03:05 GMT

In <45ce1j$> (Thomas Koenig) writes:

>In alt.folklore.computers, (Lon Stowell) wrote:

>> Quick. You are 6 foot 1 inch tall.

>I'm not, I'm 1.75 m :-)

That reminds me of an interesting anecdote:

In the 1970 movie "Patton" with George C. Scott in the title role, there
is a scene of a German General being briefed about Patton (in German,
with subtitles). When describing General Patton's height, the briefer
states in German:

"uber ein achtzig" (over 180cm)

but the subtitles say:

"Over 6 feet"

Nice to have a complete translation for us American audiences :-).

Paul W. Schleck