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Posted by BobG on September 2, 2008, 4:38 pm

And I thought I was being a politically correct Yank by speaking
British Thermal Units to the English guy.

Posted by Eeyore on September 2, 2008, 7:46 pm

BobG wrote:

They should be called American Thermal Units now. We don't use lbs and
deg F here anymore or whatever BTUs are.

We use Joules (and Watts in place of BTU/hr)  instead.


Posted by bealiba on September 2, 2008, 11:15 pm

At some time in the (far) future the US will give up having two
standards, Si units in the lab and imperial for the plebs. Just don't
hold your breath.

Posted by Calvin on September 3, 2008, 3:27 am
 BobG wrote:

I'm afraid it is HIGH time that the USA was dragged (kicking and
screaming all the way I'm sure) into the twenty-first century and
starting using SI instead of the current abortion of a measurement
system they have - a hotch-potch of archaic imperial units and others
that they plain 'made up' and then add to the confusion by giving them
the same names as the old imperial units they replaced !


Brisbane Australia (a country that had the good sense to adopt SI 34
years ago)

PS: When the day comes that they does use SI in the USA the unit of
measure is the 'METRE' NOT meter !

Posted by Eeyore on September 3, 2008, 11:03 am

Calvin wrote:

I doubt they'll ever change that one any more that start writing theatre
instead of theater.


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