ChatterBank4 mins ago
Pounds And Ounces Vs Kilograms.
Who here thinks that reverting to Imperial measurements is a good idea, other than as a way of asserting our Britishness? Would it help our international standing in the scientific and fiscal world? Or is it just a finger up to the foreigners?
and this is from the Taskforce for Innovation ... aka the Taskforce for the Glorious British Empire. Maybe the Commonwealth Games will revert to one-mile races instead of 1500m. And our grandchildre
n will all cheer when they get to do money sums with £-s-d and enjoy calculating rods, poles and perches.
18:46 Wed 16th Jun 2021
In the UK 3, 6, 12, 24, 36......etc. are round numbers. Elsewhere it is 5, 10, 20....100 and beyond. One example of a superbly simple and natural concept of measurement is the chain, a unit of length equal to 66 feet (22 yards). It is subdivided into 100 links or 4 rods. There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. Bring it back and cherish it, .....and advance ?
In France, many years ago (1960s) I worked with a local joiner in my village & I was instantly amazed how easy it was for him to work out orders for materials & costs using the metric system of measurement & currency, where back in the UK we were still using yards, feet & inches, pounds shillings & pence. No way would I want a return to that.