I got into an argument once with a German fellow in which I claimed
inches were 'better'
I challenged him to a contest in which we drew various closely spaced
lines on a pc of paper and then eyeballed the spacing
I lost
then I found out he was a dentist!

Dennis Saputelli

Georg Beckmann wrote:
> 
> The metric system is better and easier, I told my uncle on a visit in
> Cleveland Ohio.
> Yes, so people tell me here too, but this is a bullshit son.
> Look they tell me that 1 gallon is 3.78 litre and a mile is 1.61 km. Shall I
> go to the
> gas station and tell'm to get 45.36 litre instead of 12 gallons.
> Or do you think it helps bill more to tell'm it is 11.27 km to the fishing
> place instead of 7 miles.
> 
> How many gallons of water is in your pool which is 50 feet by 20 feet by 5
> feet ?
> This is quite easy he said, I just have to look at the water-clock.
> 
> I gave it up.
> 
> In some states in Africa, they changed to the metric system.
> The old version of the school-book : a lion can jump about 25 feet.
> the new version  :                      a lion can jump 7.625 m.
> you see the advantage of metric system !
> 
> Georg Beckmann
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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