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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Units of Measurement

"All countries have adopted the metric system, and most countries (if not the U.S.) have taken steps to eliminate most uses of traditional measurements. However, in all countries people still use traditional units sometimes, at least in colloquial expressions. Becoming metric is not a one-time event that has either happened or not. It is a process that happens over time. Every country is somewhere in this process of going metric, some much further along than others, but no country should forget its traditional units completely. At least, that's the philosophy of this dictionary!"know more >>: