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Otherwise why do they still talk in feet and inches?
My 50 year-old kids never understood my instructions to plant their
first seeds two inches apart.

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On Sat, 15 May 2021 23:48:16 +0100, Jim S wrote:

Otherwise why do they still talk in feet and inches?
My 50 year-old kids never understood my instructions to plant their
first seeds two inches apart.


I'll think about that over a pint. :-)


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On 16/05/2021 13:15, David wrote:
On Sat, 15 May 2021 23:48:16 +0100, Jim S wrote:

Otherwise why do they still talk in feet and inches?
My 50 year-old kids never understood my instructions to plant their
first seeds two inches apart.


I'll think about that over a pint. :-)


Cheers


Dave R


Sorry but I sill think in feet and inches, Fahrenheit and pints
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On Sun, 16 May 2021 13:51:07 David Hill wrote:

On 16/05/2021 13:15, David wrote:
On Sat, 15 May 2021 23:48:16 +0100, Jim S wrote:

Otherwise why do they still talk in feet and inches?
My 50 year-old kids never understood my instructions to plant their
first seeds two inches apart.

I'll think about that over a pint. :-)
Cheers
Dave R

Sorry but I sill think in feet and inches, Fahrenheit and pints


So do I!

My late French neighbour still used to count in *old* French francs.

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On Sun, 16 May 2021 14:06:33 +0100, David Rance wrote:

On Sun, 16 May 2021 13:51:07 David Hill wrote:

On 16/05/2021 13:15, David wrote:
On Sat, 15 May 2021 23:48:16 +0100, Jim S wrote:

Otherwise why do they still talk in feet and inches?
My 50 year-old kids never understood my instructions to plant their
first seeds two inches apart.
I'll think about that over a pint. :-)
Cheers
Dave R

Sorry but I sill think in feet and inches, Fahrenheit and pints


So do I!

My late French neighbour still used to count in *old* French francs.

David


I rest my case m'lud.
How dare young people come on to our gardens!
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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.

Andy
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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.

Andy


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


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