From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 21:28:50 EDT
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> Well, except two countries, or more than two if you have been following
> the "damn'd fools" thread. We British resisted Napoleon and we continue
> to resist his innovations like the metric system, though we are being
> forced to make a gradual change.
By what I understand, the U.K. is far more metricated than the U.S.,
where metrication is pretty much confined to wine and carbonated drinks,
and the latter only in 1-liter and 2-liter quantities.
> Napoleon managed to impose and are still uniform all the way from Calais
> to Vladivostok (because even the Russians accepted his system for a
> while), even traffic rules (drive on the right, give way to the right),
> but are different in the UK.
Yeah, you're still using the horseman-with-sword system rather than the
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