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Re: KWS's Good Information
Dear Cousin Don:
You were batting a thousand until you got to Alabama. Alabama is AL,
alway have been since they started using two letters. I do not know about
what is proper in Canada, but I am certain about the U.S. At any rate the
main point you made is about metric is as far as I know correct.
John St. Clair in Florida
From: Don Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2000 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: KWS's Good Information
>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
>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
>> 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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