Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why different sizes?

I sometimes reflect on why things are different between here and there, with there most often being France. Why is it that the standard letter size here is just a little bit wider and a little bit shorter than the printing paper in France - regular letter size? Why do we call it letter size and they call it "A4"? Why do I have to use different numbers to buy a pair of shoes here and there? Occasionally, I just write it off to being a reminder that here is not there and vice versa. And I suppose that the loss of the French franc and the Italian lira made those two heres and theres a little more alike.


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