Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 10:14:17 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: "klicks": further questions
Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM 1015.2340
I thought the use of "klick" for kilometer was confined to the US military
and to science fiction stories.
I've always associated it with NASA and sf, the latter presumably from
the former -- and, I suppose, the former could be from the military. But I
think I've also heard it as a measure of speed = kilometers/second.
While we're on the subject, let's start a religious war ;-)\ : is the stress in
"kilometer" on the LOM, or on the KIL (with 2ndary on ME.... no, don't KIL
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