Metric system aload of crap.
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Katie

UK

#214 Nov 10, 2012
coyote wrote:
KM- a "cord of wood" is a pile (cut only to length) which measures 4' x 4' x 8'. Of course, depending upon intended application it may be ordered custom cut such as in different lengths and/or split, but folks buy "by the cord" (be it 1/2, 1/4 etc.). As with Stenbys, our newsprint mills are a thing of the past but it was interesting to read the vast no. of cords consumed to produce newsprint. I have been to England but did not recall the metric/imperial mix- likely too much pear cider- ha !
To Coyote hello thankyou once again for your information now i know for sure what a cord of wood is.As i said i have heard about cords of wood but i did not know what a cord was well i do know now.Coyote when you was in England we were still 100% Imperial the metric/Imperial mix comes in from the late 1990s so you will not recall it.Coyote i still use Grains when it comes to weighing small measures i think i might be one of the last people in this country to do so-thankyou for the information KM xxxxxx.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#215 Nov 10, 2012
Tks- no argument here- I was a teen and after few days in London, took train to dover , crossed to calais and fumbled through some w. euro countries w/o a clue as to metric- likely when I got back to England metric/imperial was latin to me... still is !! I do not know about autos mfg in US but in Canada the instruments show metric as well as imperial so when driving here you look at your km/hr needle but if you cross into US you are able to watch the mph reading w/o doing mental calcs. Is it the same with autos in UK ? You people still drive on the wrong/right side of the road so what about the highway vehicles which travel in UK as well as on european roads ?
MaltaMon Oracle

Conshohocken, PA

#217 Nov 11, 2012
It isn't a load of crap. It makes sense to make every measurement a multiple of ten and divisible by ten. It also makes sense that freezing temperature is zero. The only drawback to the metric system is the slightly smaller bottles and cans of beer--12 ounces is more than 33 cl. Then again, 50cl is slightly greater than a pint.
Katie Mellish

UK

#218 Nov 20, 2012
coyote wrote:
Tks- no argument here- I was a teen and after few days in London, took train to dover , crossed to calais and fumbled through some w. euro countries w/o a clue as to metric- likely when I got back to England metric/imperial was latin to me... still is !! I do not know about autos mfg in US but in Canada the instruments show metric as well as imperial so when driving here you look at your km/hr needle but if you cross into US you are able to watch the mph reading w/o doing mental calcs. Is it the same with autos in UK ? You people still drive on the wrong/right side of the road so what about the highway vehicles which travel in UK as well as on european roads ?
To Coyote hello cars made in this country show mph and kph they have to show kph for European roads and European car sale.Driving on different sides of the road is no promblem but European tourists do have to watch out when crossing our roads i think they forget what country they are in at times.
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coyote

Halifax, Canada

#219 Nov 20, 2012
North Americans as well when driving in UK....
Katie Mellish

UK

#220 Jan 25, 2013
coyote wrote:
North Americans as well when driving in UK....
You can say the same for the British when they drive in the USA.Coyote we do not have a problem with Americans driving on the wrong side of the road in this country they are very good motorists it comes almost natural to american motorists to drive on our side of the road.When it comes to driving in this country it is the foreigners that get pulled over and run over not Americans.

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