From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 17:29:50 EDT
Carl W. Brown scripsit:
> I also have a hard time remembering that a Hundredweight c.w.t is
> 112 pounds. I am glad that it is not in common usage.
The Imperial cwt is indeed 112 lb, but the U.S. customary cwt remains 100 lb.
> But working on a house with feet, inches and fractions drives me
> absolutely crazy. At least with clocks you are not doing tremendous
> amounts of math to do anything. The only time when clocks are a problem
> is when you are dealing with multiple time zones.
A kilosec is a reasonable amount of time to wait for a late appointment
(in some countries, anyhow).
A megasec is enough time to do a small project.
If a marriage lasts a gigasec, it is doing very well.
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