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

Joshua Hesse (
14 Oct 1995 21:47:53 GMT

Solomon Taibi ( wrote:
: In <45j0r6$>
: (Thomas Koenig) writes:
: >
: >In alt.folklore.computers, (Don Stokes) wrote:
: >
: >>v. Those *names*. I'd stop saying "miles" immediately if the
: "official"
: >> 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
: precision
: >> 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.

Besides, the correct title is "The Mote in God's Eye."

Next thing you know, they will want us to change our Ts to Ds, Fs to Vs and
eliminate the Cs all together.