Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 15:43:50 +0200 From: "Huibuh" <no.spamnopsamline.de> Subject: Re: Hi,new here and need opinions.
"David Taylor" <djtaylornopsamoot.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:MPG.198c3a9d13e0737989a3enopsam.cis.dfn.de... > > Since second a lot of those fellows do not know a lot about the rest of the > > world, they specify "US-miles" (basically a good idea to receive an useful > > answer). > > You miss the point. A mile is a mile. I don't think anyone anywhere > would ever consider measuring vehicle driven miles in nautical units! Sorry, but here you missed my irony about americans. And even disregarding that you have to consider all the folks not having a lot of experience in technical work. Better they write a bit more than too less. It is sadly enough that someone does not know about the "unique landmile" but with this kind of discussion you make the average "spare time mechanic" afraid of maybe writing too much. > There's no need to add the US bit, it implies that theres a difference > between a US mile and an Imperial mile. However, there is a difference > between a US pint and an imperial one and also a US gallon. *That's* > where the clarity should be. Thank you for the lesson. But if Sven simply does not know about this difference you canĄt blame him for his education. A simple hint would have been enough. > After all, they only have 4% of the worlds population but cause 25% of > the pollution and whinge about "gas" prices and couldn't give a shit > about changing attitudes but then with such a statement, Good point. And this is only one example. I agree. But again you canĄt blame Sven neither for the training system nor for the average attitude in the States. And with these comments you wonĄt reach the Americans. ItĄs just the wrong forum. > all Brits in with the "arrogance" claim ArenĄt Brits and Americans - political seen - the biggest friends in the world?!! ... Nobody is perfect! ;-) Greetings and always a good trip Piet