Re: Metric Time

Wed, 18 Oct 1995 15:36:54 -0500

On 12 Oct 1995 wrote:

> In article <457e55$>, (Don Stokes) writes:
> We call cm as cent and mm as mil. If calling mm and ml as mils confuses you,
> how can you make a difference with pounds (money, weight, force)???
> > when talking about bandplans but I don't hear this anywhere much else)
> > & mm ("mils" -- but we call mililitres "mils" as well...). Even "metre"
> > could be a syllable shorter.

Not knowing the context in which you are using mils, do you realize
that a mil is a unit of angular measure, used in the artillery branches
of the army. As I remember there are 6400 mils in 360 degrees. It seems
kind of silly to use the same unit of measure to mean two different
things; ie, 20 mils of angle, vs 20 mils of rope.