[aprssig] Metric vs English Systems

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Sep 5 19:49:33 CDT 2007

John A. Ficke - WT4M wrote:
> I don't know what the fuss is all about, I live in the US and use the metric
> system every time I buy a 2 liter bottle of soda-pop!  Much easier than
> saying 67.6 fluid ounces...  Grin...

Do you remember the advertising tag line when they first started using 
metric volumes for beverages in the U.S. about 15-20 years ago?    Coke 
and Pepsi went from half-gallon bottles to the 2-liter plastic ones, and 
advertised that you got "a liter bit more".   

Strangely, the aluminum cans are still Imperial-denominated 12-oz 
containers.  Even Mexican beer in Mexico as well as in the U.S is in 
12-oz cans, while the bottles are metric.   


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