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    Re: Abbreviation of Nautical Mile
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 20:44 -0400

    I sure laughed out loud at Carl's post.  What do they use in Bowditch?
    On Jun 7, 2005, at 11:33 AM, Dave Weilacher wrote:
    > This brings to mind one of my favorite sayings
    > "Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing"
    > Do you suppose Carls point could have been made with humour instead of
    > personal assualt?  Or perhaps humour was intended.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Carl Herzog 
    > Sent: Jun 7, 2005 11:22 AM
    > Subject: Re: Abbreviation of Nautical Mile
    > Dan Allen wrote:
    >> nm is common but unfortunately also means nanometer, so I like using
    >> nmi as it cannot be mistaken for another unit.
    >> Dan
    > I had to look up the definition of a nanometer, a billionth of a meter.
    >  From a practical standpoint, it occurs to me that anyone likely to
    > mistake the two in a given context probably shouldn't be on the water
    > in
    > the first place.
    > Carl
    > Dave Weilacher
    > .IBM AS400 RPG contract programmer
    > .USCG Master lic. 100 ton
    > .ASA Sailing Instructor Evaluator

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