Why the QL ?

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Re: Why the QL ?

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:07 pm

Dave wrote:
SinclairSociety wrote:Indeed the Cromemco had huge 8" floppies!


If US inches are anything like US miles, pints and gallons they are, in fact, smaller than English ones :P

I thought everything was bigger in the US. Or is just lots of units and smaller quantity.

Or maybe plain old exaggeration...


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Re: Why the QL ?

Postby SinclairSociety » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:11 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:
Dave wrote:
SinclairSociety wrote:Indeed the Cromemco had huge 8" floppies!


If US inches are anything like US miles, pints and gallons they are, in fact, smaller than English ones :P

I thought everything was bigger in the US. Or is just lots of units and smaller quantity.

Or maybe plain old exaggeration...


Nope... thats Texas... Where Dave lives! :lol:

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Re: Why the QL ?

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:17 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:I thought everything was bigger in the US. Or is just lots of units and smaller quantity.

Or maybe plain old exaggeration...


My late mother used to run a B&B up in Scotland. She always laid on bowls of fruit for the guests to help themselves from. One day and American guest eating an apple asked:

"Excuse me ma'am, what are these?"

His wife said "Stop it, don't do it again!" but he carried on asking.

"That's an apple", replied my mother.
"Ma'am, back home we have apples this big!" Indicating the size of a football (soccer ball)
"Yes" replied my mother, "we grow them to fit the size of our mouths too!" :D :D :D

The guest's wife was highly amused.

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