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    The Potrzebie System of Weight & Measures

    Maybe OT - but I just had to share this (as self-restraint is a scarce resource nowadays):

    Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart-potrzebie-system-weight-measures-1.png Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart-potrzebie-system-weight-measures-2.png

    Easier to read:https://polaris93.livejournal.com/2046896.html

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    I love that nearly all the various terms Knuth used other than 'Potrzebie' pretty much read like Don Martin sound effects (and yes it is by THE Donald Knuth of The Art of Computer Programming , as a young man )

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    A nice collection of football field measurement memes.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    Unfortunately the print is difficult to read. The schoolmaster asks Tertius what 4% of £5 would be. Tertiusís second guess is the nearest.
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    Once one learns the definitions of £/s/d, it's straightforward, even for a metriphile Usonian...

    £5 = 100 s(hillings) so 4% is 4 shillings, or 48 d, or 192 farthings



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