Here in the colonies resistance to changing over the the metric system is
still great. Some things have changed, but many have not. All cars built
here in the last 20+ years use metric fasteners, but the fuel tanks are
filled with gallons of gas and oil is added by the quart. Tires are
inflated to PSI. Food products are sold by the pound or ounce or gallon,
but the containers also have the metric measurement listed. The weatherman
tells me the temperature today will get to 35 degrees F and the speed limit
sign on the highway lists miles per hour. The medical field uses the metric
system for the most part. I'm reasonably sure that Frank Clarici still
measures his lumber in inches and feet and uses ten penny nails. It's kind
of a mish-mash of both systems.
The average person here for the most part uses English units of measurement.
I'm an old fart and grew up with the English system of measurement and will
continue to use it until I have no choice. Yeah, yeah, I know the metric
system is neater and everything is divisible by ten, yadda, yadda, yadda,
but I'm not changing. :-)
----- Original Message -----
From "Guy Weller" <Guy.Weller at kencomp.net>
To: "Dean Swanson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Garage Projects
> So nice to see joinery dimensions in proper english units instead of
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