Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 02:00:46 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?

Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Mon, 02 May 2005 18:24:49 -0400, ma_twain <> wrote: > > > > On the continent you ask for a 'half liter"? I will ask some people who > > lived in Germany how they ordered a beer :-) > > When last we walked through this at - I'm pretty sure we > were reliably informed that they simply order by litre almost exclusively > .. :) .. In Germany perhaps ? Idid put in the caveat *normally*btw. ;-) I can assure you I've ordered by the half litre ( in Scandinavia for example ) but now I come to think of it in Germany it was more like " drei Bier bitte ". > I'm of two minds on the metric system having grown up on the imperial > measures act - only to have to changed about the time I was getting > through high school here in Canada. Made for some interesting finals for > many. Yeah, I started on imperial and *thankfully* we started using metric shortly after starting physics at school. Measures like footpoundals just make no sense at all. > Interestingly - I can adjust my 1993 Aero display to report metric > temperatures and 24 hour clocks - but at the same time still measure > mileage in imperial or US gallons. I much prefer metric for measurement > and fasteners, but still like imperial for comparative calculations. I find imperial still handy for 'everyday' things like inches, feet, pints. Engineering *only* makes sense in metric. I've more or less got better used to degrees C now too. Graham

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