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Re: digital camera Q



On Tuesday 24 October 2006 14:08, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 October 2006 20:59, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > >I know that " means inch, but I have no idea what an inch is...
> >
> > Nominally its 2.5cm, Dotan.  Our 'yard' of 36 inches is near your 'meter'
> > which is 39.xx inches to us.  Yeah I bitch everytime I have to do
> > something in inches that makes a hell of a lot more sense to do in
> > metric, but 200 million old fogies like me yelled when they tried to
> > start selling gasolene by the litre.  I was for it myself.  And I still
> > consider the US as the odd man out in the measurement wars, fallout of my
> > eletronics experience I guess, we don't measure anything but wavelength
> > in feet and that takes tricky math.
>
> Like Gene, my husband and I have a work background in metric, but most of
> our lives we have lived with Imperial.  In England today officially we use
> metric, although 90%+ of the population have no understanding of it.  We do
> sell petrol and diesel in litres, but beer and milk in pints.  We still use
> gallons, but they are different from US gallons.  Until very recently you
> had no chance of buying a sheet of plywood in metric - 8ft x 4 ft or 6 ft x
> ft was what you got.  Metric is slowly creeping in, though.
>
> We have recently taken to keeping koi, and it seems that in the koi world
> ponds are always measured in gallons.  We both find this extremely
> difficult to handle, after working in litres for so long, but if we quote
> the pond capacity in litres no-one understands what we are talking about.
>
> IOW, we are a very mixed up country ;-)
>
> Anne
You're keeping Koi? good thing you don't have Raccoons in England ;-)


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