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Bill Collins
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 12:25am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Also our height in feet and inches!

Do you ever hear a woman say she wants to date a hunky
1.8288 metre tall man?

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You give someone’s height in feet and inches in Asia and they will look at you oddly. Same with using pounds. Means absolutely nothing over here. 
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I`m not going to ask for a litre of beer in the pub!
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So, what would Shylock demand? 
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Nowadays? Probably a kilogram of Quorn!
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First, the Eaglemoss Spacedock looks pretty good!  I'm pleased to see they've been bumping up the size of many of their models. It really helps bring out the detail.

Second, as a fan of the metric system, I find the unit names don't fit into the arts as well as imperial unit names.  Sometimes even the sizes: I recall hearing the Midnight Oil lyric, "The western desert lives and breathes in 45 degrees," and for years it didn't register at all that that is hot, like very hot.  The unit "inch" also shows up in many songs and would sound wrong to me with "centimeter" even if it somehow fit the meter (no pun intended). To me, imperial units can have a romantic swagger to them that's harder to achieve in metric.
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