# Meters Or Feet?

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Any way you spell it, a meter is the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. Or the rythm of a poem, or some mechanical device that measures anything and sometimes takes your money, according to my mater.

Or, if you prefer, a meter = the distance traveled by light (3.28083990 feet) in .0000033 seconds (in a vacuum), approximately.

Also, one meter = one metre.

Maybe the imperialists have something in their yards; you never hear anyone quarreling about how to spell yard., or exactly how many feet, or inches are in one.

I prefer feat because there's only one spelling

So Creme wot yu ar seyng iz thet it dozent matter hau we spel enything.

tttedzeins:

>METRE comes from the SI (Système International d'Unités).

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> Which would be French. All those spelling it meter would be misspelling it. If you take careful note the

> majority of those languages you quoted have the "r" preceeding the vowel.

In Swedish, it's called meter. In brittish English, it's called metre. In French, it's called metre. In american English, it's called meter. All those spelling it "meter" is not misspelling it - if thery're not writing it in French or brittish English.

Oh get off your high horse! If you're not spelling it French, it's not right.

So Creme wot yu ar seyng iz thet it dozent matter hau we spel enything.

I think what he's actually saying is he's not so narrow-minded as to think his way is the only right way like some other people in this thread.

"I never had any respect for a man who knew only one way to spell a word."

--Mark Twain

perversley due to the education in the early 80's for short distances i use metres and CM etc as inches just don't mean much to me.

but for any real distance i use miles!! as can't visualise KM's

So Creme wot yu ar seyng iz thet it dozent matter hau we spel enything.

I think what he's actually saying is he's not so narrow-minded as to think his way is the only right way like some other people in this thread.

And you couldnt see that from what I wrote

So which do you prefer? Meters? or Feet? Feet? or Meters?

Meters, of course.

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