Re: The Metric System
My dad didn't even consider Swiss German a language at all. He always
called it a throat disease. :-)
Daniel Baechtold wrote:
> in fact swiss german is the easiest language of the world. no grammatic, just present, future and past perfect; and if you misspell a word just say it's another swiss accent :-)
> <1b. Re: The Metric System
> < Posted by: "David K. Smith" david@... dks2855
> < Date: Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:28 pm ((PST))<<
> <5280 feet in one mile. Very simple? Err... what about nautical miles?
> <Tons or metric tons? Ounces or troy ounces? All of those arbitrary
> <conversion numbers--5280, 12, 4, 3, etc.--must all be memorized. For
> <metric, *everything* is based on 10. Nothing to remember. It cannot
> <get any simpler.
> <It's like saying English is the easiest language in the world. Well,
> <it is only if you already know it! (The Cambridge Grammar of the
> <English Language book is 1860 pages.) Spanish is actually considered
> <one of the easiest languages in the world. Why? Virtually no
> <exceptions. The same rules apply in all cases. Simple. Just like 10s.
> <I'm really very sorry the US did not convert to metric when it was
> <proposed all those years ago. The government cowtowed to a population
> <of pig-headed people who simply refused to accept a superior system.
> <What a waste.
- Hello Manfred,
> My dad didn't even consider Swiss German a language at all. He always...you must have misunderstood something there...
> called it a throat disease. :-)
Just imagine a nice slender girl reaching you a sweet Swiss "Schoggi"...
...and you will see that it is the most beautiful language of the
- AHHHhh. Well if you put it that way I can see that it is a very nice
language. Heck I'm so broad minded that I will even say that it wouldn't
matter what language she was using. I would like it very much. ;-D
I wonder if that is due to the girl or what she is holding? Nah, better
not to analyze to much.
Uwe Liermann wrote:
> Hello Manfred,
>>My dad didn't even consider Swiss German a language at all. He always
>>called it a throat disease. :-)
> ...you must have misunderstood something there...
> Just imagine a nice slender girl reaching you a sweet Swiss "Schoggi"...
> ...and you will see that it is the most beautiful language of the