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    Mil-lennial, Mil-dred, mil-kman, and

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    Quote Originally Posted by juergenwt View Post
    And than there is the rest of the world not having our problem.
    1m = 1000mm, 1mm = 1000µ
    1µ known as 1 muh (Greek letter µ)
    Except when they have an imperial part print, a metric dial machine, and some boss talking about mills.

    I had much the same back in the 60s running a German metric mill in the days of no DROs and no calculators.

    Had I run days with of bad parts because some boss said Mills, we both would have been in deep Shxx.

    I think mills (mL) are how much coffee you have left in your cup.
    RE: 1000mL = 20,000 drops so one cup = 4,731.76 drops or 236.588236 mL.

    But wait, a USA cup is 237mL, a UK cup 284mL and a Au cup 250mL.

    So coffee is out and everybody has to drink beer..and with the shop all drunk nobody should care about scrap.

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    I don't like it when people use 'mil' when they mean thousandth.

    But....the 'mil' is 100% credible as it has its roots in Latin. The closest everyday reference is 'millenium' meaning 1000 years. As others pointed out, millimeter is 1000th of a meter, etc. so even the metric system - loathsome and crude it may be - recognizes this.

    And I too have never heard anyone refer to a millimeter as a mil.

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    It is the world of plastic sheet that makes this a mess.

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    Mil

    What I would like a couple of , so I can retire.

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    Thw word "mil' has also been used to mean 0.001 dollar (1/10 cent); a couple of 'em isn't much of a retirement nestegg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    I don't like it when people use 'mil' when they mean thousandth.

    But....the 'mil' is 100% credible as it has its roots in Latin. The closest everyday reference is 'millenium' meaning 1000 years. As others pointed out, millimeter is 1000th of a meter, etc. so even the metric system - loathsome and crude it may be - recognizes this.

    And I too have never heard anyone refer to a millimeter as a mil.
    I have, but they're all in Europe.
    My stuff is 99% Imperial and happy like that.
    But I'll do Metric if its an outside job.

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    The mill was also common in Germany, my great, great, great, great,,,, grandmother had a grain mill in Hamburg at around the year 1650.


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