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

Solomon Taibi (
14 Oct 1995 10:34:13 GMT

In <45j0r6$>
(Thomas Koenig) writes:
>In alt.folklore.computers, (Don Stokes) wrote:
>>v. Those *names*. I'd stop saying "miles" immediately if the
>> name for a kilometre changed to something that rolled off the
tounge as
>> easily. Here we call km "kays", but this offends my sense of
>> in language (kay*whats*?).
>In "The Mode in God's Eye", Niven and Pournelle have called the
>kilometer "klick" (oh Gad, two people from the US who like things
>METRIC? :-). How would that sound to you? :-)

Niven and Pournelle? "Klick" is US military slang.

S. Taibi