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Re: KWS's Good Information
Hi, I was also cruising through some back mail - and I find that we can be
just as outspoken and blunt in U.S or Canada as any part of the world.
You don't know another man's story till you have walked a mile in his
moccassins(sic) so don't be too judgmental.
Sinead.At 08:00 PM 27/02/00 -0500, you wrote:
>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 <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>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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