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    HeHeHe. We all get this about our name. In New Zealand (my origin) it is quite common. I didn't meet another Murray until I was abt. 10 yo or so and we both sorta stood off and looked at one another in dumb silence. Quite appropriate some would say. We never said a word.

    Uptown - you lost me - I am a simple physician. Well - not so simple but quite ornery. Math was never my strong point so I really latched on to the 1 x 10 percentage to mgm/ml rule. If I find it useful I'm sure others would, too.

    These days clan names and such (Murray, Kelly, Cameron, Frazer etc etc ) are used as first names to the confusion of scribes. As in, 'Is that your first name or your second?' Duh.

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    Gotta go - it's 20 to 3 am. Will look for any appreciative replies to the OP or just go bury my head. Everyone knew that about percentages!

    73 and take care
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    Weird. My best friends name while growing up was Murray, and there were two other Murray's in our grade at high school.

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    Before I go, the Aussies are notorious for shortening names.
    Garry Is Gazza. Larry is Lazza. Murray is Muzza. I even answer to that! :-)

    Good night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray Kelly View Post
    Did you know that the USofA went metric in 1975?
    Well, there ya go. Now the cat's out of the bag! It's just a good thing Ronald Reagan's not alive to hear you say that...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderman View Post
    Well, there ya go. Now the cat's out of the bag! It's just a good thing Ronald Reagan's not alive to hear you say that...



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    Yes, Australia did about the same time. Our GovCo went one step further and actually banned the importation of imperial measure instruments including rulers.
    They were really serious about going metric. Of course a few years later they relaxed the ban, but by then we were all thoroughly 'metricated'.
    My friend in the US bemoans how hard it is to get metric bolts for his Chevvy.

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    OK - I have to put this link in - Aussies, Cameros, pre-1975. I immediately think of Frank Gardner, owner of the Holden Performance Driving Centre near Norwell, south of Brisbane, Australia - he's twice winner of the British Saloon Car Championship, the European Formula 5000 Champion, runner up awards winner in the European Formula 2 and Touring Car Championship as well as British Champion Racing Driver in 1972, and former Formula One driver. Here's a really nice bit of film of him driving the 550 bhp 1973 Castrol Camero one lap around Oulton Park:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5EgZYIB2qk

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    By the way, the title of this thread is confusing as it does not follow proper SI appreviations for units. Is should be:
    "Percentages and mg/ml" as "g" is the correct unit for gram, not "gm".

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    Thanks for that Kirk. I am used to writing mgm to distinguish milligrams from gm which would be interpreted as grams by the pharmacist. The clearer the written instuction the less likely error can creep in. Micrograms is a point of contention as it is written as ugm with the 'u' correctly written as a 'myu' in greek style with a long tail. We are encouraged to write the whole word. I suppose 'ug' would be better but perhaps more confusing than ever. Haven't used 'gr' in years - grains went out with metrification.

    I am sorry if I have caused any confusion. I only hope the 'trick' described can be useful to homebrewers! That was my intention.

    I'm not sure a lot of folk here would confuse mgm as opposed to mg but it's probably as well to point it out. I see a lot of formulae with a top case 'L' for litres which as you know, is wrong. It does help remove confusion that it is not a '1' should one put the correct 'l' however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Keyes View Post
    By the way, the title of this thread is confusing as it does not follow proper SI appreviations for units. Is should be:
    "Percentages and mg/ml" as "g" is the correct unit for gram, not "gm".

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    Oh and Kirk, thanks for the link to Frank Gardner and his 'CamAro'. A common mistake like mgm? Mine is 4th Gen and much more refined for straight street use. I've done less than 50K in the 12+ years I've had it. Converting the steering left to right was really something

    I'd be loath to go thru that again.

    Murray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Keyes View Post
    OK - I have to put this link in - Aussies, Cameros, pre-1975. I immediately think of Frank Gardner, owner of the Holden Performance Driving Centre near Norwell, south of Brisbane, Australia - he's twice winner of the British Saloon Car Championship, the European Formula 5000 Champion, runner up awards winner in the European Formula 2 and Touring Car Championship as well as British Champion Racing Driver in 1972, and former Formula One driver. Here's a really nice bit of film of him driving the 550 bhp 1973 Castrol Camero one lap around Oulton Park:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5EgZYIB2qk

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