[V6-12v] blink-blink-blink vs blinkblinkblink

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Tue Sep 13 16:32:58 EDT 2005

Lt.Kubosh wrote:
> I think I love your HW Numbers system. :) In combination with miles, pounds,
> gallons, inches ...  No beer in McDonald's, turning right on crossroad while
> the red light is on... Pretty tough for European. ;)

There is a method to the madness to the numbering the US
Interstate (national) highways:

As for individual states, I think it is a matter of rolling
the dice.

As for miles, pounds, gallons, inches... we can blame the
British.  As for *why* we continue with it when the Brits
have changed, we can blame only ourselves.  When I was a
kid in grade school in the 1960s (yes, before the dawn of
time), we were taught that the US was going to become metric,
so we had to learn it.  They are still teaching that same
lesson. :)  Or not -- do a Google search on Mars Climate
Orbiter. :(

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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