Re: [Way OT] Beer measurements (was: Re: Handwritten EURO sign)

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 16:10:21 EDT

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    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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