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Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:01 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6988521.stm

Like Europe has any right to dictate to us, a sovreign nation, whether or not we use whichever measurements we want. About time our so called rulers stood up to them over all these other imposed rules and told them to poke them as well.

Mine's a pint! 8)

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by rob s. » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:07 am

Yawn.

Do you never get bored of all this Daily Express rhetoric?

I get just as pissed on litres of bier as I do on pints of beer.
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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:26 am

I've never read the Express so I wouldn't know.

Do you get done for speeding just as easily in kilometers as you do miles? :lol:

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by rob s. » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:29 am

And yet you sound just like an Express leader writer...

I have my TomTom set to calculate distance in kilometers, easier to standardise with gps / mapping software.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:40 am

1 metre = 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole through Paris

Not really relevant to Britain then...

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Beagle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:50 am

The fact that we have the capacity to measure in both imperial AND metric is one of the things that's good about Britain. IMO. We use pints, litres, centimetres, feet, miles, KGs and pounds. We get the best of both worlds. Sorted.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:51 am

Beagle wrote:The fact that we have the capacity to measure in both imperial AND metric is one of the things that's good about Britain. IMO. We use pints, litres, centimetres, feet, miles, KGs and pounds. We get the best of both worlds. Sorted.
And now we can continue to do that if we so wish, rather than metric only from 2009 as dictated by our unelected rulers.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Beagle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:52 am

I doubt very, very much if it would ever have happened. So many problems. For one thing, all the cars on our roads have their speedos designed so MPH is the main figure.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:58 am

Would we really want to lose:

- the 18 yard box
- the final furlong
- the quarter pounder
- a pint of beer/milk
- the whole nine yards

etc...

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by rob s. » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:59 am

Double Drop wrote:1 metre = 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole through Paris

Not really relevant to Britain then...
The metric system was developed in Britain in 1668, and then adopted over a century later by the French.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Beagle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:01 am

I'll will say this though: inches are RUBBISH. 16ths? 32nds? WTF!

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by rob s. » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:03 am

Beagle wrote:I'll will say this though: inches are RUBBISH. 16ths? 32nds? WTF!
"I just bought a wicked 12" dub"

vs

"I just bought a wicked 30.48cm dub"

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Beagle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:05 am

lol, well, that IS the exception I guess. However, try measuring something that is 3mm in inches.

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Double Drop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:11 am

I'd not even thought about records, imagine having to buy vinyl in metric. Just aint right!

I've always wondered why pot was sold in imperial but hard drugs in metric...

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Re: Imperial Measurements

Post by Traffic Cone » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:15 am

I think I'd struggle to find an issue i care less about :lol: I find it baffling that anyone could really care that much about a unit of measurement. :?

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