Re: [gardeners] Metrication, was Manure and food safety

George Shirley (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:24:26 -0600

And how long has it been since you've seen a big boat made of gopherwood?


margaret lauterbach wrote:

> >
> >I think that's the crux of the issue.  That, and a sort of free-floating
> >paranoia that the metric system is some sort of a "communist plot" or
> >something.  ;-)  I've actually had people tell me that the metric system
> >is a sin because the bible mentions inches, not meters.  (huh?)
> Sure.  Eleventy seven inches equals one cubit.  Ten cubits equal one
> zirconia.  Everyone knows that.  Margaret L