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Re: weight

To: "Dan Dwelley" <>,
Subject: Re: weight
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 20:28:54 +0100
We (Brits) do indeed use the metric system, although anyone over the age of
about 25 probably does so unwillingly.  I well remember being able to buy
copper pipe as "2.4 metres of half-inch, please" for many years.  We still
have the Pound Sterling but it is divided into 100 pence.  We still use
miles and hence miles per hour.  We have more recently gone over to buying
petrol in litres so now our .... Chancellor can put the price up by 5p per
litre instead of 5p per gallon.  We also still drive on the left but at the
beginning of April next year there are plans to change that over as well in
stages, spreading out from London.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Dwelley <>
To: Eric Erickson <>;
Date: 13 May 1999 17:41
Subject: Re: weight

>And your point is?
>I don't see anything wrong with using pounds.
>Even though the Brits use the metric system, they obvoiously have had a
>time letting go of the pound...Is their money not pounds? I know the Euro
>taking over but... :o)
>On Fri, 14 May 1999 01:41:49 +0510, Eric Erickson wrote:
>> wizardz wrote:
>> >
>> > ...come on now.. who uses '100 stone wieght measurements anymore?
>> > late's have it in pounds people!
>> >
>> Not that I want to start a flame war or anything :-) but who uses pounds
>> (or for that matter 'miles per hour') any more except people with little
>> old cars and.... people from the USA!
>> Eric
>> '68MGB MkII

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