Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 14:04:11 -0400

Author: ""

Subject: Re: units of measurement


James, your historical tale reminds me of Charles DeGaulle's response when Great Britian's parliament decided to go metric over a 12-year period: "We welcome our British friends to the modern world of metric weights and measures. We cannot help but note, however, that, being British, they chose to make the switch over 12 years instead of 10."


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