Re: [gardeners] Metric

George Shirley (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 07:57:35 -0600

There used to be at least three systems of measurement in use in Canada, metric, English standard, and Imperial. Imperial measurements, IIRC, were bigger than English and metric. Of course I'm going back to the Fifties on this and even
before. Used to confuse me considerably when someone quoted Imperial measurements. Anyone else remember this? Harman probably does as the Aussies probably still use Imperial measurements. <BG> Go John, Go.


Penny Nielsen wrote:

> Hi Jill
> I just think of a metre as 39 inches.  I pretty much have the metres down pat - its the grams, cms, etc. that throws me.  I like Kay's suggestion tho and I'm going to measure my body parts.  Maybe I'll feel better about them in metric.
> DH grew up with metric but has mastered the English (is that imperial?) system and has tools in both.
> Penny
> Zone 5/6a
> >>> "Jill Fyffe" <> 01/22/99 09:09AM >>>
> Its been 20 years since Canada went metric.  I am like John I have
> the temp down pat. . .know what it will be like when it is 15 degrees
> C outside. . .food and meat, I have that one figures out BUT I still
> don't know how big a room is that is 4 metres by 3.02 metres.
> Jill