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Old 05-11-2013, 10:25 AM
holmertz holmertz is offline
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Default To batalay: metric

Thanks Bulent,

I'm afraid have I have to tell you that Upper Volta had adapted the metric system long ago, along with every other African country colonized by France. I think this myth nurtured in the US was intended to strengthen the arguments of those favouring a switch to the metric system, by making a comparison with some distant, exotic and possible primitive country.

We have the same kind of argument in Sweden, where the car industry lobby has been arguing for years for the construction of more super highways, among other things claiming that apart from Stockholm the only European capital without a highway skirting the city is Tirana in Albania.

Kind regards,

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