From: Marco Cimarosti (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 05:51:24 EDT
Doug Ewell wrote:
> Shouldn't a "pint" of beer be administratively fixed at 500
> mL, just as a "fifth" of liquor in America is now
> officially 750 mL? Seems like a good task for an ISO
> working group.
You could generalize it a bit: Alignment Of Metric And Imperial Units Whose
Difference Is So Small As To Be Pointless.
E.g., I never understood why on earth metres and yards should be kept
different. In a public park somewhere in UK or Ireland I have seen the
50 yds (45.72 m)
It must be a reeeeeally urgent need if one cares about those 3.28 metres...
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