From: Kent Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 07:58:06 EDT
Mark Davis wrote:
> awful. At least with inches, feet, and miles, the number of
> feet per mile don't
> vary depending on which mile one is talking about!
A Danish mile is 7 km, a Swedish mile (a fairly popular
distance measure here) is 10 km, and an English mile is
a mere 1.6 km (approx.). So yes, the number of "feet" per
mile does vary depending on which mile one is talking
about (even when considering that the length of a "foot"
originally depended on who's foot was used to measure). ;-)
(Sorry for being OT)
Originally the Swedish mile was marginally longer than 10 km,
but via "nymil" (new mile) or "myriameter", the original term
mile (mil) was adopted for the metric adapted distance.
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