The headline here on the lack of progress in Chicago's teacher strike caught my eye-"Teachers strike enters its 3rd day with two sides ‘kilometers apart’"
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union suggested the two sides remained “kilometers apart” as the strike entered into its third day Wednesday.
Not too many Americans think in kilometers; scientists often do, since metric units are the norm in the sciences, but it's an odd phrasing as a PR statement. You either look like an egghead or a European (my appologies to my Canadian metric-using readers) or both. That's not going to help win over blue-collar parents that you'll need to get any extra money out of the residents of the Windy City.
It's closer than "miles apart" by a factor of 0.62, but still not that helpful a statement, in more ways than one.