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1. Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
What if the engine is in the middle?
Then you have to reposition yourself to the rear of the car to find the debated engine cover device.

2. Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
Then you have to reposition yourself to the rear of the car to find the debated engine cover device.
Or if the engine is in the open? http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/pic/2...Special_1.html

3. I always thought hoods were gangsters and trunks are for when you go swimming.

4. Originally Posted by Steve Smith
Fast, easy and wrong!

4x5x2 = 40

Steve.
Absolutely! That's how practical it is. You noticed my mistake immediately, without any complicated calculation

5. Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
Consider bonnet and hood. A bonnet is removable and a hood is attached. So, which is the best definition for a car?
Don't know, but I don't understand why the hood of a bird is supposed to throw arrows.

6. Today I discovered cliveh is British.

4x5 makes logical sense - which is something you don't associate with the States (!) - but 5x4 is more linguistic and pleasing somehow.
They'll catch up sooner or later. Either way, too much expense for me, so sometimes I say "4x5" out of spite and jealousy.

7. ## It depends..

Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
I just shoot 5x7 instead. Problem solved.
If you're shooting portrait or landscape. Landscape is 7x5 and portrait 5x7. I'm assuming you'll be shooting a landscape in the UK and a portrait in the US.

8. Originally Posted by Maris
It's a curious fact that customary units in the USA are actually defined within the metric system. For example the length of the US yard is exactly 3600/3937 metres and the pound is exactly 0.453 592 4277 Kilograms. The change happened in the Mendenhall Order of 1893. An inch may be a convenient unit but you have to ask the metric system to be sure how long it is!
Yes, the legal definition of US customary units is tied to the metric system.
However, in 1959 the definitions were changed slightly, so the inch is now defined as exactly 2.54 cm, which is a few ppm different from the older definition you quote.
An interesting side effect was the need for yet another unit, the "US survey foot", based on the old definition of the inch, so that we would not need to re-define every land ownership document in the nation.
I refer to 1959 as the year that the US went metric, but did not tell anyone.

9. Originally Posted by Roger Cole
Well done!!

Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac
some standards are logical like how the date is expressed
Our way or yours? US = mm/dd/yyyy, UK = dd/mm/yyyy.

Steve.

10. H L Mencken once said that when one-third of the people who speak a language from early childhood say "goods train" and two-thirds say "freight train", then "freight train" is standard and "goods train" is dialect.
(Incidentally, the first edition of the Oxford dictionary defined "freight train" as US for "goods train", but neglected to define "goods train".)

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