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Thread #132499   Message #4002238
Posted By: BobL
27-Jul-19 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Like many technical terms, the fine differences are perhaps unimportant outside the discipline concerned. Short, long and metric tons. Dray, cart and race horses. And you'd be surprised how many different versions of the mile there are.

But did the Gloster Meteor jet aircraft become a Meteorite if it crashed?