Well, I am sorry, then.I've seen this before, joke not so funny - what's the next page where it's talking about watch lume?!?!
Well, I am sorry, then.
I still find it funny because the imperial system is really confusing, whereas the metric one is easier.
So, we have one meter, 1/1,000th of it is the millimeter (mm), 10mm = 1 centimeter (1/100th of one meter). 1,000mm = 1 meter; 1,000 meters = 1 kilometer.
For comparison, we have one inch, then 12 in = 1 ft, 3 ft = 1 yard, then 1,760 yd = 1 mile!
Honestly, which one is easier?
I understand that the imperial system is a legacy from UK, but they make almost everything different than the rest of the world (driving on the wrong side of the road, for example)
Another one, oldie but goodie
Well, I lived ten years in Canada and I can find my way pretty quickly between the two systems - another quickie... one meter is three yards and roughly ten centimeters. Where I get really confused is where temperature is involved (although Canada uses Centigrades). As one of my colleagues said about his aunt who was living somewhere in the USA, "When my aunt told me "there are 80 degrees outside" I always reply: "What does it mean? Should I wear a jacket and gloves or a T-shirt is enough?"My ancient grey matter may have twisted my sense of humor but I find BOTH jokes FUNNY.....
MORE, MORE, MORE.....
Keep this ol'fart laughing..... :biggrin::biggrin:
Just a quick after thought, did you know for a quick & dirty conversion from meters to yards or viceversa that
a meter is aproximately 39 inches...
Well, I'm glad to know that I made you laugh.Thanks guys, I got my :laugh:, :laugh: for today; keep'em coming...
Like the guy knowing "left from right", in the old muleskinners lingo, (American English) he don't
know his "GEE from his HAW"...
When I was living in Germany and driving the highways, when approaching a detour, I always
got the notion I was being addressed personally by the word "detour" ala Deutsch....
Yeah, I thought he looked familiar... Big football player/coach, sucking on a stogy... Uses two Rolex's,Well, I'm glad to know that I made you laugh.
BTW, that guy who wears two watches is Diego Maradona.