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America's Two Feet

In Ireland we often find ourselves caught between two stools when it comes to the way we talk abo...

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15.06 11 Sep 2020


America's Two Feet


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15.06 11 Sep 2020


In Ireland we often find ourselves caught between two stools when it comes to the way we talk about measurements.

We’ll tell you the height of a mountain in metres but use feet and inches for our own height.

In America there’s even more confusion. Not just because Americans are more wedded to the imperial system but they also have two versions of the standard foot.

Michael L. Dennis is a Geodesist with the National Geodetic Survey in the US.


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