# Pounds And Ounces Vs Kilograms.

Atheist | 18:38 Wed 16th Jun 2021 | Science
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?

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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 grandchildren 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
You’re. Beg pardon.
"It is illegal to post mileages on roads in the UK in anything other than miles."

Did you mean distances rather than mileage?
Snigger.
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 ?
we can't totally abolish the chain or the game of cricket would be no more and everyone would have to play boules.

(I believe they derived from actual chains used by surveyors.)
//Did you mean distances rather than mileage?//

Yes, if you like.
A litre of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram - which can be useful, what a pint of water weighs I've no idea.
A pint is 568ml so a pint weighs 568g or 20 fl oz.
A US pint is approx 1.04 lbs & a UK pint 1.25 lbs.
I thought a US pint was 16 fl oz = 1lb. A UK pint is 20 fl oz. Both gallons are 8-pint, so US gallon is smaller than a UK gallon which weighs 10lb.
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.
A gallon of water used to weigh exactly ten pound under specified conditions but it's a wee bit heavier now at roughly 10.022 lb under current Weights and Measures legislation.

I thought my 2 gallon watering cans were getting heavier to lift but I put it down to old age.

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