kha at treskal.com
Mon Feb 21 09:24:25 CET 2005
On 2005-02-21 08:04:19 +0100, Spiff Traq wrote:
> > Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> > > local stores. Asking for 20 dekagrams (as I would do back home
> > > in Europe)
> > I never realised that the prefix "deca" was used in practise at
> > all. I've always learned it to be a prefix that exists only
> > formally. What country are you from?
> Here in sweden we use it, we natives spell it 'hekto'
Not quite. One hectogram is 100 grams (this is one "hekto" in
Swedish). One decagram is 10 grams.
I think the only place I've ever seen the prefix "deca" used is in the
Dune books by Frank Herbert, where they measure water in decaliters.
Karl Hasselström, kha at treskal.com
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