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Old 19-05-2021, 06:07 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
David Hill David Hill is offline
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Default Gardeners' World for old fogies?

On 19/05/2021 12:55, Vir Campestris wrote:
On 16/05/2021 14:11, Chris Hogg wrote:
Old fogey here! I still think in feet and inches. What does annoy me a
bit is when a gardening author says something like 'spaced
approximately 12" apart (30.48 cm)'. FFS if it's only approximately
12" then say 30cm! An exact conversion isn't necessary. I blame the
editors - probably run the whole text through a piece of software that
converts all references to feet and inches into the metric equivalent,
regardless of context.

This is not unique to gardening authors.


I remember a few years ago I wa loking ata water pump and it had
impreial input and metric output