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    Now if you are going to mention hogshead I think you need to spell it as Whisky and not Whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Corso View Post
    Mac702, Russs57...

    Sorry fellas, but metric and SI-units are not the same! ....

    Here are two other questions:...
    I apologize that my only point has been clouded and unrecognized. I'll pass on the questions. My first degree was in physics.

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    Russs57...

    Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin were names of the men that discovered/uncovered temperature relationships!

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Corso View Post
    Mac702, Russs57...

    Sorry fellas, but metric and SI-units are not the same!
    A breath of common sense.
    Did you like my Cortina brochure?
    Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.

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    Besoeker...

    Although an American, we have a child born "a cockney"! So, I understand your humor! Unfortunately, it's sad that others don't! BTW, the only thing I found wanting in Great Britain was a "roof!

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russs57 View Post
    I think, for several decades now, SI units have been commonly used in the engineering, scientific, and medical community in USA.

    Of course we also did stuff in our normal units of measurement. Typically it was harder but in some cases it was easier (don't ask me to give an example).

    Now be honest visitor. Aren't you acquainted with terms like slug, blob, and slinch? You know, as in one blob equals 12 slugs.

    Darned if I ever bothered to understand the UK money system. And don't get me started on British Whitworth threads. Of course those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. BTW, how many stones in a tonne?

    Oh, I like Stouts, then Porters. But I won't turn down a Bass or Newcastle.
    Interesting compilation there.

    Yes, I'm acquainted with slugs and related units. That I never use. My father could set his spreader to an accurate number of bushels per acre.
    The UK money system is exactly like yours. The major unit is the pound sterling (£) and the sub unit is the penny as p. And 100p = £1. Much like you have 100 cents in a $. What's so difficult to understand about that?

    How many stones in a tonne? Trick question?
    = 160 stones.
    In Imperial

    14lbs = 1 stone
    8 stones is one cwt (hundredweight)
    20 cwt = one ton (not tonne)
    So 1 ton = 160 stones.

    The SI tonne is 2205 lbs which would be 157.5 stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russs57 View Post
    Now if you are going to mention hogshead I think you need to spell it as Whisky and not Whiskey.
    If the country of origin has an E in its name, it ends in EY. UnitEd StatEs, England, IrEland.
    If the country of origin doesn't have an E in its name, it ends in Y. Canada, Scotland, Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Corso View Post

    1) Why are some units of measurement capitalized, while others aren't?
    If it is named after a proper noun, it is capitalized. Usually a person's name (Newton, Watt, Joule, Celsius, Kelvin, etc). If it is not named after a proper noun, like meter, second, gram, etc, it is lowercase.

    SI Prefixes are generally capitalized if greater than 1, although kilo is the exception as both k and K may represent it. And lowercase if less than 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carultch View Post
    If it is named after a proper noun, it is capitalized. Usually a person's name (Newton, Watt, Joule, Celsius, Kelvin, etc). If it is not named after a proper noun, like meter, second, gram, etc, it is lowercase.

    SI Prefixes are generally capitalized if greater than 1, although kilo is the exception as both k and K may represent it. And lowercase if less than 1.
    kW, not KW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carultch View Post
    If it is named after a proper noun, it is capitalized. Usually a person's name (Newton, Watt, Joule, Celsius, Kelvin, etc). If it is not named after a proper noun, like meter, second, gram, etc, it is lowercase.

    SI Prefixes are generally capitalized if greater than 1, although kilo is the exception as both k and K may represent it. And lowercase if less than 1.
    Lowercase l = liter

    Uppercase L = Inductance in henries.

    Upper case H = henry (written in lowercase, but referring to Joseph Henry)

    "The International System of Units (SI) specifies to write the symbol of a unit named for a person with an initial capital letter, while the name is not capitalized in sentence text, except when any word in that position would be capitalized, such as at the beginning of a sentence or in material using title case."

    Purposeful confusion?
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    Marky the Sparky

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