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13 minutes ago, sharkyvilla said:

Why do Americans use imperial measurements for everything except for guns and bullets?  They always get referred to in millimetres in all the cop shows.

Dirty Harry's gun wasn't metric.

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49 minutes ago, sharkyvilla said:

Why do Americans use imperial measurements for everything except for guns and bullets?  They always get referred to in millimetres in all the cop shows.

They still have .357s, .38s, .44s, .45s, .50s, etc. All inches. 

The 7.62 mm 9 mm, etc. calibres tend to be European imports. 

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All NATO countries work towards a standard for ammunition. The theory is that NATO ammunition could be used by any NATO member if necessary. This lead to metric use for the most common military rounds.  
Predominantly civilian rounds don’t need that metric labelling.  
 

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I wonder how much Villa fans have learnt about basketball coaching from searching for “dean smith”?

 

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9 minutes ago, KentVillan said:

I wonder how much Villa fans have learnt about basketball coaching from searching for “dean smith”?

 

It does annoy me when footballers celebrate scoring a goal, having been fed a brilliant pass, without applauding the assist. 

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12 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

It does annoy me when footballers celebrate scoring a goal, having been fed a brilliant pass, without applauding the assist. 

It is my number one pet hate in football. Defence splitting pass or an unselfish lay off creates an easy goal, and the scorer celebrates as if he’s done it all by himself.

These (American basketball coach) Dean Smith nuggets of wisdom keep popping up whenever I search for our DS, and you realise how much you can learn from other sports. Think basketball and football especially have a lot to teach other.

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The imperial measurements stuff is all the more bizarre when you realise that, officially, the inch is specifically defined in millimetres.

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13 hours ago, mjmooney said:

They still have .357s, .38s, .44s, .45s, .50s, etc. All inches. 

The 7.62 mm 9 mm, etc. calibres tend to be European imports. 

So Americans are very good at getting their head around new concepts so long as it's about shooting someone :) 

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15 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

We are not all well calibrated scientific instruments describing colour in SI Units.

Apart from @limpid of course

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29 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Apart from @limpid of course

Says you and your orange hearts.

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1 hour ago, limpid said:

Says you and your orange hearts.

I think you'll find they're rgb(255,0,0)

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Sure it’s been asked before but hyperbowl or high-per-boleee?

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17 hours ago, choffer said:

Sure it’s been asked before but hyperbowl or high-per-boleee?

High-PER-bolee or hy-PER-bolay.

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5 minutes ago, lapal_fan said:

Until 18 months ago I said "hyper-bowl" HAHA

this doesn't shock me

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7 minutes ago, lapal_fan said:

Until 18 months ago I said "hyper-bowl" HAHA

All those years? I think you're exaggerating. 

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9 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

All those years? I think you're exaggerating. 

christian bale GIF

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On 23/01/2020 at 10:14, KentVillan said:

It is my number one pet hate in football. Defence splitting pass or an unselfish lay off creates an easy goal, and the scorer celebrates as if he’s done it all by himself.

These (American basketball coach) Dean Smith nuggets of wisdom keep popping up whenever I search for our DS, and you realise how much you can learn from other sports. Think basketball and football especially have a lot to teach other.

Have you come across the one where our Dean Smith is appreciative of basketball himself?

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