Thursday, February 10, 2011

Confused metrics

I've mentioned before that mine is the last generation to be able to get its head around the concept of rods, poles or perches. The Small Object Of Desire And Moon Of My Delight tells me that hers is the confused generation:


"I know how long a metre or a mile is but I've no idea of yards or kilometres."

8 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

I know the feeling... I'm also from the crossover generation.
Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

Kevin, you have a Small Object Of Desire And Moon Of Your Delight? If I understand this correctly then this is wonderful news!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Scarlet: I mentioned cubits and got a dark look...

Gadjo: you do, and thank you dear chap.

Madame DeFarge said...

I am sort of crossover, but feel more comfortable in feet and miles. Can't do metric at all, especially in cooking. Long may your moonbeams continue....

nursemyra said...

I know the difference between 6 inches and 8 inches

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame def: they cook in metric?

nursemyra: boasting!

Tenon_Saw said...

There was a feeling, back in 1971, that they ought not to go decimal until all the old people had died. (Think about it)

Kevin Musgrove said...

Tenon Saw: :D