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Re: NZC - US Postage Rates...



In a message dated 7/2/01 2:46:37 AM, qaballah@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

<< why, oh why, does the US continue to refuse to embrace the metric 
system?

is it because of the historical hatred of the british? >>

Absolutely not.  In fact I find if anything people here in the states 
are 
quite fond of British pints, although we tend to prefer them chilled 
;)

While we are on the subject, I always thought that the metric system 
could 
trace its origins to France, and we can hardly embrace that now can 
we.