Pot Sizes, was Re: storage of summer dormant bulbs

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:36:41 PDT
When I edit articles for the Rock Garden Quarterly, I try to include both 
metric and U.S. measurements; this is the standard practice for 
publications in the United States that expect to have an international 
readership. Since I'm bad at calculation, I often make mistakes, but 
proofreader Hans Sauter catches them.

I sincerely wish the US would go metric "cold turkey" as Canada did, so we 
editors wouldn't have to deal with this, but I admit that I don't know, 
without looking at my bi-scalar thermometer, the Celsius equivalents for 
temperatures above freezing. I know those below freezing because (a) 
they're important in gardening and (b) I lived in Alaska, which is near 
Canada and very concerned with cold temperatures. This pig-headedness is 
just one more thing that embarrasses some of us hegemonic Americans.

Jane McGary

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