Saturday, February 27, 2010

Could You Translate That Into American?

Seriously. To a first approximation, a meter is three feet, giving 27 feet for nine meters. To a somewhat better approximation, it's three feet plus a tenth, giving 27 + 2.7, or roughly 30 feet. I can't imagine any other country in the world where a person could become a newscaster, undoubtedly "worth" a multi-million dollar salary, without knowing that. But this is America.

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