RE: Please explain this phrase

Subject: RE: Please explain this phrase
From: "Lippincott, Rick" <Rick -dot- Lippincott -at- flir -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 08:57:11 -0400

>No self-respecting scientist would mix English and metric systems.

Bonnie Granat:
> means no self-respecting scientist would use one system for the
>measurement of the *input* to an experiment and the other for the
>measurement of the *output* of the experiment. The key word here is
"mix," >as in putting a bunch of crab meat, celery, and spices into a
bowl and >mixing them together to create a tasty salad. Mixing means
"using them >both."

And to support Bonnie's statement, here's an example of what happens
when you -do- mix the two.

--Rick Lippincott
FLIR Systems
Billerica, MA

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