Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] measure for measure
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:30:19 -0700

Alastair Firkin wrote:
> Oh, come now!  The metric system is responsible more than anything for
> the
> decline of civilization since the Napoleonic Era.  If we resurrect the
> firkin, rood, and fortnight and dump those silly metric measures peace
> and
> prosperity would spread across the world and every photographer could
> afford
> Leica lenses!
> I'm all for more firkin's. Six of us get together as hogsheads, and when
> we are "coupled", we are kilderkins.
> cheers
> Alastair "Firkin" ;-)

Lucky you to have a measurement name:
	"Any of several British units of capacity, usually equal to about 1/4 of a
barrel or 9 gallons (34 liters)"
I thought it was an adjective to describe beer!
Mark Rabiner