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GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine. BS: UK, EU, Metric (45) RE: BS: UK, EU, Metric 16 Sep 07

No Squeaks, currency didn't go decimal it went centigesimal.

The Metrics system was introduced by Napoleon who went mad and wanted to conquer the world.

If you want to copy a madman go ahead.

The standardisation ploy was just a gimmick. When the building trade went Metric in the UK they stopped making half inch copper tube and replaced it with 15 mm. which was the nearest equivalent. Buit when I took some of this to France to do some plumbing I quickly found out that they don't use 15 mm. they use 14 mm. and 16 mm.

It also leads to a particular brand of stupidity in which the users of this wonderful system don't themselves know what they are doing.

I bought a bottle of cider in Normandy which had 100 centilitres molded into the glass.

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