RE: Please explain this phrase? (take II)

Subject: RE: Please explain this phrase? (take II)
From: "Marguerite Krupp" <mkrupp -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "'Hart, Geoff'" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:06:04 -0400

To put it another way:

(English) 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters (metric)
(English) 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers (metric)

and just to further confuse the issue:

Some companies spell the metric units with "-re" instead of "-er"; that
is, litre, metre (she said, sneakinly introducing a semicolon!).

And some countries require that if technical documentation includes
English units, it must also specify the metric equivalent, with the
metric form coming first and the English in parens:
1.6 kilometers (1 mile).

(who has no idea what the metric equivalents for more obscure English
units such as a rod or an ell might be)

Please explain this phrase? (take II): From: Hart, Geoff

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