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From: "Nicholas J. Moir" <>
Subject: Re: [ANGUS] Re:Measurements
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 11:27:51 -0000
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If we didn't move forward, we would not have the internet etc. etc.
and the ability to communicatate so quickly. It is so much easier to
work in units of 10, rather than 8 - 14 - 16 etc. After all, if
previous generations hadn't moved forward we would still be
working in poles, furlongs, fathoms, pecks, and bushels.
It is nice to look back, and know our roots, but we must move
forward. Our eyes are in the front of our heads for that reason,
otherwise they would have been placed on the back of the head.
Aberdeenshire & Angus Ancestors
Whigstreet - Angus - Scotland
----- Original Message -----
From: janet white
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 7:33 AM
Subject: [ANGUS] Re:Measurements
Ha! You should be in Canada where no one has made up their mind on
measurements. We are buying meat and vegetables in pounds AND kilos (on the
same sign). Adults think in feet and kids in metric. Weather is given in
Celsius for Canada and Fahrenheit for the States. I think the guy in
Sunderland should look to us for a defense, however what we have is really
Wallace Fullerton wrote:
> Without checking that I am correct, my recollection is that the metric
> system was not even contemplated until the Napoleonic era, and it was he
> who proclaimed it as official in the territories he controlled. And, of
> course, there is currently a case in the UK regarding the prosecution of
> one merchant in Sunderland (I think) who was still selling goods using the
> old measures against the laws of the European Union . . .
> At 08:19 PM 1/17/01 -0600, you wrote:
> >Have just spent the last hour reading the directory....absolutely
> >fascinating. Thank you for making this available to us. May have
> >found an ancestor.
> >Am curious about the section on measurements...wasn't the metric
> >system in use? Was the reference to inches/feet/yards, etc. for
> >information, or was that how things were measured?
> >Thanks again...can appreciate the time and effort that went into it.
> >Do you have any other directories??
> >Bobbi (MacLaggan) Bushue
> >Memphis, TN, USA
> Wallace W. Fullerton
> Kensington, MD
> in Angus, Kincardine, & Ayeshire
> FULLERTON, COFFIN, RHODES, BURGESS
> and others in Nova Scotia