• Last Ounce Of Strength

    From Scott Alfter@21:1/5 to tsbrueni@gmail.com on Wed Nov 18 16:44:58 2020
    In article <249c475d-979e-4da4-b841-0919c325fba5n@googlegroups.com>,
    Timothy Bruening <tsbrueni@gmail.com> wrote:
    Best of Both Worlds I: Picard vows to the Borg that he will resist them
    with his last ounce of strength. Since the Federation uses the metric
    system , and has done so for centuries, shouldn't Picard say "Last gram
    of strength"?

    Idiom usually doesn't change like that. Consider, for instance, "in for a penny, in for a pound," which refers to a currency we (referring to
    Americans) haven't used for over 200 years, yet we're still familiar with
    the phrase.

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