LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/JAN/2006 11:51 AM|
|Assunto:||Why , oh why?|
Our friends the British drive on the left side of the road only because the rest of the western world drives on the right.
Why do the Brits have pounds, miles, feet and inches while everybody else has kilo's, kilometers, decimeters and centimeters?
Why did they have pound currency divided in 12 (?) shillings? They alsohad crowns and guineas. It took foreigners ages to work that system out.
They had to swallow their monetary way , it hurt. Given a chance they would go back to that system.
By the way: they still weigh people and things in 'stones'!!!!
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