How many stones does an average foot weigh?
Richard of KY
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 20:47:07 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Socket Drive Dimensions
> I used to work in the UK at the time of the change over to metric
> and for me, being educated in metric, that was very funny. I still remember
> a l
> huge billboard with the print of a human foot and the text "This is not a
> foot, it is 305 millimetres". That was (and still is) not exactly true as
> millimeters are used to indicate small dimensions - when you say "It's a
> foot wide" (or long) you do not want to be accurate within 40 thou. The
> right text should have been "This is about 30 centimeters". Since our
> change-over from Dutch Guiders into Euros I suddenly have far more
> understanding for the people who still think in 'old' units, as I am one of
> Jack Aeckerlin, The Netherlands
> 1964 BJ8 29432
> 2009/8/3 andy pole <email@example.com>
> > Sorry Kees
> > But here in the uk we still go into the the timber merchants (or builders
> > supply's) and ask for a 6ft length of 3" x 2" and still get sheet
> > in
> > 8' x 4'.
> > the only difference is that you muppets outside the uk insist we follow
> > guidelines and label it as 2440 x 1220.
> > And our bananas are still yellow and curved like everyone elses!
> > cheers Andy
> > >
> > > In wood sizes it is even weirder. In the UK they have used metric
> > > standard sizes for donkeys years. In Holland (and possibly the rest of
> > > continental Europe) we still use inches for the standard sizes.
> > > Kees Oudesluijs
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