welcome! jeremy freese is a professor in sociology at northwestern university. he finds blogging to be a good diversion from insomnia and a far better use of time than television.
18.3 inches? Who the hell decimalizes (assuming that's a word) the imperial measurement system?Just don't try any carpentry projects with that business.
jude's got a point. you seriously measured and came up with a decimal? what's your prob, dude?anyway, down in 7110, we don't believe that you really measured. produce the receipt or face our collective skepticism.
The meta-truth that the receipt is darned long for a cash purchase under $2 is more important here than any "precise" "measurement."
Well there, Tommy, if that's the case, then why would someone post a "precise" "measurement," boyo?I believe Jeremy still needs to answer for his metric inches.
Um, Jude, did you notice how there was another number in the title of the post and how that number was expressed as a decimal (as it is on the side of a coke bottle)? I would ask whether they have the concept of parallelisms down there in Mississippi, but that would not be consistent with the current spirit of Reconciliation With The Red States.
The inches may be decimal, but they aren't metric. (Of course, the American customary system is, today, all defined in terms of metric lengths, so I suppose in a roundabout way the inches are metric, each of which is 0.02543 meters long.)Though, if you think that's bad, swing by Circuit City, whose receipts are still longer and wider!
Whether the controversial 0.3 inch is the result of an actual measurement after rounding, a metric-to-English conversion, or a purely artistic choice is irrelevant. Big receipts are real.So is decimalization of measurements in English uses. Car dimensions are typically reported in millimeters in Europe, and inches rounded to the nearest tenth here. For example, the manufacturers' websites report the length of my car as 176.7 inches and the dimensions of my aspirational computer as 13.7x9.5x1.1 inches, respectively.
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