From: Raymond Mercier (raymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 16:10:21 EDT
Ted Hopp writes
> Since we're speaking of the French (we are, aren't we?) what ever happened
> to French Revolutionary Metric Time?
The other French attempts were less successful, such as the 12 30-day
months. The French names for the months Vendémiaire, etc., were parodied in
an English version: wheezy, sneezy, freezy, slippy, etc.
One decimal dystem that survives is the grad (400 grad = 360 degrees), still
used at least by surveyors, but Laplace used it in astronomical
The Americans won't have the meter now, unless it's renamed the
freedom-yard, I suppose.
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