October 15, 2007

Never talk metric to decent folk

After reading Arnold's post on "Cow-towing to Celsius", I can't resist pointing out that one of the Oklawaha County Doctrines of Citizenship is "Never talk metric to decent folk". And even though there's no metric talk in Gamble Roger's Bovine Midwifery story, it does put cows in the middle of the the culture clash between the good citizens of Oklawaha County and the forces of metrication represented by community organizer Narcissa Nonesuch.

Posted by Mark Liberman at October 15, 2007 07:17 PM