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    Re: Abbreviation of Nautical Mile
    From: Dave Weilacher
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 11:33 -0400

    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
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    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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