dyyylan wrote:Peter_Frank wrote:Why do so many use the term "12m" about a 12m2 kite ?
The word constellation 12m does not exist as an area measurement in Danish nor German, and also lacking in most other languages, so why do so many english speaking say "12m" ?
Simple lazyness, or old bad habits or ?
Because there is no such thing as "12m2", it is 12m², but most keyboards do not have a way to produce that character. Everyone know what you're talking about when you say you have a 12m kite.
Sorry if explained wrong then - I meant that in "talk" many english speaking say 12 meter kite...
And this "term" is not used in most other languages, where it is named (translated of course) 12 squaremeter kite
Just a silly thing I've noticed