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

Triple Quadrophenic (
13 Oct 1995 07:15:16 GMT

In article <45hpma$>, (Michael Kagalenko) says:
>In article <45fd6h$>, Whittet <> wrote:
>]Because metric intervals require steps of ten times the previous value,
>]whereas English measures allow a choice of proportions, the English measures
>]are actually much easier to use in practical reckonings.
> "much easier to use in practical reckonings" ? Then, I expect,
> you'll have no trouble telling me how many pints are in one
> cubic foot ?


If apples weigh 9 oz each and you have 1 cwt, 6 stone. 4 lb and 11 oz
of apples how many do you have in total?. Even a rough guess takes
longer than the equivalent in metric.

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