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Re: KWS's Good Information

Dear Buckey,

Perhaps the other members of the list did not notice your little slip,
but I did. Just for your enlightenment, the word "metric" defines
weights and measures. It has absolutely nothing to do with the english
language, abbreviated or not. There is no such thing as metric symbols
for english.

And incidentally I have lived my 55 years quite nicely without any type
of government assistance. Seems your dad is as wrong about that as you
were about metric language.

As for the abbreviation AB for Alberta, it has never been declared
official. ALTA is still used due to the fact AB is a dead ringer for the
U.S. state of Alabama, so was discontinued many years ago due to
confusion in North American mail. Certainly not "metric" but practical.

Don Sinclair, St. Albert, ALBERTA, Canada.

> Donald H Sinclair wrote:
> Just had an opportunity to read some back-log e-mail!
> I am very surprised to read Mr. Don Sinclair, St. Albert, AB  (By the
> way, apparently you are not up to date regarding the new metric
> symbols for provincial abbreviations as this is the correct way to
> abbreviate - welcome to the year 2000 Buckey!
> I for one happen to enjoy reading all kinds of information posted on
> this web site - not like some narrow minded people who only want to
> read correspondence if it agrees with their way of thinking.
> My dad had a good comment  I wish to relay to you, he says you sound
> like one that has lived off of the government traugh all of his life.
> Isn't freedom of speech wonderful!
> There is a point of stating your mind and then there is being outright
> rude!
> If you don't enjoy reading various opinions you could just delete them
> rather that "dwelling in the negative drivel".
> C. Woodson
> Manitoba (MB for short!)
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