(Login Nafana) Forum Owner Posted May 30, 2006 9:34 PM
Well I did have a year of spanish in HS but never became very proficient at it. I can speak a little and read fairly well because I can do that slow- but if I hear spanish people talking they go way too fast. Then I have to say "hable despacio por favor" but that don't work if they are on the radio or aren't really talking to me (like the people at Wal-Mart).
As for metric- I'm pretty well forced to use it- the FCC has been 100% metric for years now- so I'm use to multiplying meters by 3.28 to get feet- but I don't like it. And ofcourse these days you have to have two complete sets of tools and hardware- one english and one metric, so metric is being forced on us rather we like it or not.
Actually, I think some things should be metric that aren't- for example- when I was in high school I had to write a thesis about something- so I wrote about a "metric time system"- I would do away with hours, minutes, seconds and AM and PM- and just have "milidays" and "microdays". So 12:00 noon would be "500 md" and 6:00 PM would be "750 md". Get it? It's a idea whose time has not yet come.