Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly



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  1. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago

    Cosmo, give it another read — for good measure.

  2. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 1 month ago

    Amazingly recent work shows the "English System to be MORE integrated that the Metric System.

    Search for “Megaloithic Pint, Anyone?” by Lomas and Knight, Eye opener!

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 1 month ago

    Give him an inch and he’ll take a kilometre.

  4. vars35

    vars35 said, about 1 month ago

    actually give him an inch and he’ll take 1.61 km.

  5. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, about 1 month ago

    Now you just have to figure out the law of gravity, like how is that pile of papers staying on top of his desk ?

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 month ago

    Biggest problem I had with metrics in my engineering days is that they use a unit of mass for a unit of weight/force despite newtons being the SI unit for weight/force. Kgs are mass, not weight/force, and so it makes for confusion. Lbs are force and slugs are mass.

  7. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 1 month ago

    I’m for going metric every inch of the way.

  8. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer said, about 1 month ago

    how do miles of smiles and acres of amusement convert into metric?

  9. Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason said, about 1 month ago

    Don’t get me started on non-metric measures. Why are some Imperial measures different from US measures? Why do Americans use cups as a measure? Give me metric any day – a litre is a litre in every country (apart from the US where it is misspelt).

  10. wailam

    wailam said, about 1 month ago

    As an American who has lived and worked overseas for many years I find it amusing that only two countries in the world, USA and Liberia in Africa, don’t use metric! It is so much easier to use than USA measurements.

  11. Phil Davison

    Phil Davison said, about 1 month ago

    @Leo Autodidact The problem is imperial and US pints and gallons are not the same. Even the fluid ounce is different. The English system is imperial not the US version.Metric is more consistent. BTW, a “gramme” was originally defined as a weight.

  12. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, about 1 month ago

    It does give me a lot of pleasure deliberately misunderstanding Americans when they use their so-called units and confusing them with my replies. That’s one form of trolling I have no apologies about. Hey, Americans, when over 99% of the world uses one system, either switch to it or be made fun of. Your choice.

  13. dkoch59

    dkoch59 said, about 1 month ago

    @gopher gofer

    Hectares of happiness.

  14. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    The yard and foot system was here first — about 500 years before the metric system. All started by England’s King Edward I.
    It was ingrained in America’s very foundation by the country’s architects/urban planners/founders, The Freemasons, before word even got here of some new way to measure.
    In Chicago, for example, the street grid is based on the mile system — and numbered accordingly. You know if you count 8 blocks, that is a mile. It’s very easy to know where you’re going. It makes taxi directions and mail/package delivery much more efficient. Why confuse people and end up costing business more money? Conversion doesn’t come without other issues and headaches as well. What’s the purpose?
    By your logic, anyone that comes from a country that drives on the right side of the road, should stay on that side of the road in a left side of the road country to spite them, because the left side countries are in the minority. And it shouldn’t cost them much to switch over. Right?

  15. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, about 1 month ago

    Metric, schmetric. It’s those damn little lines on the ruler that get me.

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