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Sometimes I'm ashamed to be British

  1. Nov 9, 2007 #1

    matthyaouw

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    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1022757_cool_cash_card_confusion
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2007 #2

    cristo

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    :rofl: :rofl: That's brilliant!!

    But, still, 50% of the British population should go to university :rolleyes:
     
  4. Nov 9, 2007 #3

    Kurdt

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    That is terrible. I've long been campaigning to change the way maths and science are taught in british schools. Quite an over reaction from camelot though. I doubt there were that many people that couldn't grasp the game.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2007 #4

    ShawnD

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    News flash: man tries to scam shopkeep, fails.

    At least he tried :wink:
     
  6. Nov 9, 2007 #5

    Evo

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    Yeah, the one's that scratched off -9 & -10 threw their tickets away, figuring they lost.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2007 #6

    BobG

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    I can understand you being ashamed to be British. The Brits can't spell 'color', mispronounce schedule, and now they can't tell which number is higher or lower?!

    I blame it on that darned Celsius system. If they used Kelvin, like sensible people, they wouldn't have had a problem.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2007 #7
    Lousy game. I won -1,000,000 pounds.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2007 #8

    cristo

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    Let's not start this! :smile:

    That's true; or we could use a nice sensible scale like Farenheit like you Americans! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Nov 9, 2007 #9

    Kurdt

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    :surprised
    :wink::rofl:
     
  11. Nov 9, 2007 #10

    BobG

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    At least it might result in some savings in energy. What's up with the temperature in labs always being set to 300 K? Haven't they ever heard of global warming?

    I think standard temperature for all physics formulas should be revised to use 293 K.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2007 #11

    Chi Meson

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    And don't let's start with "Aluminum" either.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2007 #12

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    news flash: Lottery Scams Customers, Succeeds :biggrin:

    "I blame it on that darned Celsius system. If they used Kelvin, like sensible people, they wouldn't have had a problem."
    And nobody would care about global warming if we used kelvin. I keep my lab at a balmy 300K, so an earth increase of 2 degrees would be 0.67% relative to what I'm used to. Panic! :tongue:
     
  14. Nov 9, 2007 #13

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    :rofl: Hey, at least you didn't win -800,000 pounds; that really would have been bad. :biggrin:
     
  15. Nov 9, 2007 #14

    Kurdt

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    That would be a good lesson for all those that thought they won. Yes you've all actually won -£1.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2007 #15

    matthyaouw

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    You two can suck my Dictionary (Oxford English of course)! :wink:


    Quibbles aside, I really do worry about the intelligence of people sometimes...
     
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    Let's give them the benefit of the doubt, they only recently figured out what a billion is. And that's a positive number.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2007 #17

    Chi Meson

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    Actually, as a half-Brit / half-American, I have half a mind to call that element "Alumininium."
     
  19. Nov 10, 2007 #18
    Don't feel bad, I don't think they would even that that game in America. They know better than to even try.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2007 #19

    Gokul43201

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    When Davy discovered it, he named it alumium, then changed his mind, and went with aluminum. Later the British Chemical Society (or somesuch) decided to change the name to aluminium, in keeping with the general style that was used for naming other elements.
     
  21. Nov 10, 2007 #20

    mgb_phys

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    In the meantime someone in america had trademarked the name Aluminium so they stuck with the original spelling.
    The IUPAC standardised on Aluminium for everyone - although they also said we had to spell sulphur as "sulfur" so you probably shoudln't listen to them
     
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