Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)
lynxreign

Interesting

I was in the men's room a few minutes ago and heard the janitor talking to a patron. He seemed to be telling the guy about his new grandkid. The Janitor is from somewhere in Europe and told the guy the new kid weighed "4 kilos". The guy paused a second and said "That's like 10 pounds!" The janitor said "no, no, 7 pounds." This went back and forth a time or two and as I was leaving, I couldn't resist. I said "A kilo is 2.2 pounds". They were happy to agree on it.
When I got to the deli to get lunch, I saw the sign said "Main Lobster Bisque" I asked to make sure they meant Maine and they did, so I told them they needed an E.
Yes, I know, I'm a busybody/annoying pain.
However, when I got back to my desk, I wanted to be sure I told people the correct things. I looked up Kilograms to Pounds" on Google and yes, it is a little over 2.2 lbs.
Then I clicked Maps to ensure I'd spelled Maine correctly.
This is what I saw
I thought head58 would be interested.
Tags: language, maps, measurement, numbers
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