The Power of Words

More from LD on Decoding the System. Today he breaks down the power of words.

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Count Time Podcast Special Episode – The Power of Words

Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra – Black History Month

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The metric system is a system of measurement that uses meters, liters, and grams as its base units for length, volume, and mass, respectively. It was developed in France during the late 18th century and has since been adopted as the international standard for measurement.
Today, the metric system is used as the primary system of measurement in most countries around the world, with the exception of the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar, which use the imperial system of measurement.  However, even in these countries, the metric system is used in many scientific and industrial applications, as well as in international trade. The imperial system of measurement  was developed in England in the Middle Ages and later adopted by the British Empire and, subsequently, the United States.
Ancient Egyptians used a variety of measures for different purposes, some of which were standardized and others that varied according to the specific application. Here are some examples:
  • Cubit: The cubit was a standardized unit of length that was approximately the length of a person’s forearm. The Egyptian cubit was divided into seven palms, each of which was further divided into four fingers.
  • Royal cubit: The royal cubit was a longer cubit that was used for more precise measurements, such as in the construction of monumental architecture. It was approximately 52.3 cm (20.6 in) in length.
  • Khet: The khet was a unit of measurement used for land area. It was equivalent to 100 cubits in length and 100 cubits in width, or approximately 4200 square meters (about one acre).
  • Heqat: The heqat was a unit of measurement used for dry volume, such as grain. It was equivalent to about 4.8 liters.
  • Hin: The hin was a unit of measurement used for liquid volume, such as beer and wine. It was equivalent to about 1.1 liters.
  • Oipe: The oipe was a unit of measurement used for measuring the capacity of boats. It was equivalent to about 2000 liters.