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Re: JPMorgan Chase to strengthen offshoring to India

From: charles hottel <jghottel_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 21:06:42 -0500
Message-ID: <7d750$43a0cfab$4f9c602$23441@DIALUPUSA.NET>


Recently there as a mention in Reader's Digest (I cannot remember it exactly so I will paraphrase) about a sign along a highway that said "Signs use metric measurements only next 50 miles"

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"William" <Reply_at_NewsGroup.Please> wrote in message news:FLydnePA3IYzxT3eRVn-uQ_at_giganews.com...
> "Chuck F. " <cbfalconer_at_yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:UoydnXqRH48niALenZ2dnUVZ_s6dnZ2d_at_maineline.net...
>>
>> You fail to appreciate the extent of the NIH syndrome here. To
>> illustrate, some years ago there was a need to reassign exit
>> numbers on the Connecticut Turnpike (motorway to you). These were
>> just sequential numbers at the time. The proposal was to replace
>> them with kM from the southern terminus, which I considered a
>> gentle way of getting people used to the feel of a kilometer. The
>> proposal was howled down.
>
> Several years ago I was driving through either Alabama or
> Mississippi and noticed that kilometers were marked right
> along with the usual "mile" markers. I think this was on
> US 90 and I don't think it was duplicated on the interstate.
> (For non-USA-ians, US highways are state roads coordinated
> between states; one step down from the interstate highway
> system.) Just seemed odd to find that in the (anything but)
> Deep South. (Maybe it was a tourism thing; we do get a lot
> of Canadians in the winter :-) -Wm
>
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Received on Wed Dec 14 2005 - 20:06:42 CST

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