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[aprssig] Metric vs English Systems

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Tue Sep 4 13:21:15 UTC 2007


         I thought so, too, but the earlier post indicated that the 
United States, Liberia, and Myanmar were the only holdouts AGAINST 
the metric system.  Seems there may be some misconceptions about who 
does and does not use it.

         We may be tetering on the brink of a fight with this 
conversation, it always generates people saying that one or the other 
is best, but really the best one is the one you can understand, HI!

         7 3
         Earl

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
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At 07:02 AM 9/4/2007, Derek Koonce wrote:
>England still uses British units - miles, etc.
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>Derek Koonce
>KE6JTP
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>Earl Needham wrote:
>>At 01:44 AM 9/4/2007, Michael Carey wrote:
>>>Yes, I was just trying to emphasize the rest of the world when it 
>>>comes to SI, basically it's the USA standing by itself when it 
>>>comes to miles, inches, feet, pounds.
>>
>>         Not to argue, but why then do all the Englishmen I've ever 
>> asked tell me they still think in miles, feet, etc.?  Something 
>> I've wondered about for quite some time.
>>
>>         7 3
>>         Earl






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