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Subject:RE: Measurements in the UK From:"Evan Martin" <evan -dot- martin -at- garvin-allen -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:55:30 -0300
It's the same here in Canada. Officially metric, but Milk is in Liters,
speed in KM, and we say our height in feet and inches. But I think I am
only "first generation metric". :o)
John says: I was under the impression that you blokes used metric? What
Nah, we're all over the place on this one. Officially, we use metric, but
realistically, we use a mix of everything. We still drink pints but buy milk
in litres. You can say you are X amount of kilograms or X "stone" (a stone
is 12.6 kilos). Speedometres and speed limits over here are in miles - go
figure! However, when I say I am 5 feet four inches, my doctor doesn't know
what the hell I'm talking about!
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