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Re: EURO patch

> On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 01:27:25PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> > Except, unfortunately, the pound is here for quite some time yet...
> Exactly...  Can't convince those yanks to use the metric system like the
> rest of the world can you?  bah.  ;>

We have gone metric, honest guv!!  Well, food is now sold in kilos and
grams, although our traffic speed signs are still in miles per hour
(like they are in some country I've visited on the other side of the
Atlantic), and noone around here would know how much they weigh in
kilos, only in stones (=14 pounds) and pounds.  And a height in metres
and centimetres?  Pull the other one!  Ah well, maybe we're not so
metric after all.  Come to think of it, we had pounds, shillings and
pence less than thirty years ago!



            Julian Gilbey             Email: J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
       Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College,
                  Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, ENGLAND
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