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The constant references to meters and kilometres on tv.
It's become standard suddenly, to talk about cliffs that are ''212 meters high'',or doing a parachute jump from 8,000 meters...ffs,we're an imperial country, with chains,perches,furlongs,acres,rods,pounds,ounces,T WELVE months in a year and TWELVE days of Christmas. GRRRRR!
I couldn't agree more.

Metres, kilometres, litres, etc. I just find difficult to imagine.

I can envisage a mile, a foot and certainly a pint.

I wish they'd stop this trendy movement to convert us all.
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I couldn't agree more.

Metres, kilometres, litres, etc. I just find difficult to imagine.

I can envisage a mile, a foot and certainly a pint.

I wish they'd stop this trendy movement to convert us all.
Exactly the same for me and you are correct, they do it because it is trendy.
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26-10-2018, 05:12 PM
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Exactly the same for me and you are correct, they do it because it is trendy.
Now I am annoyed cos I'm not trendy!
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26-10-2018, 05:51 PM
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Now I am annoyed cos I'm not trendy!
Some things sound better in centimetres.
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26-10-2018, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pug ->
The constant references to meters and kilometres on tv.
It's become standard suddenly, to talk about cliffs that are ''212 meters high'',or doing a parachute jump from 8,000 meters...ffs,we're an imperial country, with chains,perches,furlongs,acres,rods,pounds,ounces,T WELVE months in a year and TWELVE days of Christmas. GRRRRR!
Actually, we're officially SI.
I'm old enough to have been taught the Imperial system of units, then CGS, MKS, and SI. (Système international).

It is much simpler than Imperial. You mention the unit of length, the metre. That's the only unit. Yes, we have multiples of it. Not different units. Not yards, feet, inches, links, chains, furlongs, leagues, nautical miles, cubits.......etc..

Then in my field, electrical engineering, there are no Imperial units for Amps, Volts, Ohms, just SI.

There are only two countries in the world that are not officially SI. Myanmar (was Burma), and USA. I correspond quite a lot with US people in the electrical field and many are convinced that they will eventually GO the SI route. Makes international trade simpler.
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I wish they'd stop this trendy movement to convert us all
And I wish the stick-in-the-muds would embrace the much simpler SI system.........
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I dug this out of a 1970's mag just for you!



Dunno why it's sideways though, things were more laid back then?
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Now I am annoyed as my neck hurts.
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Bloody fireworks
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For me?
You are too kind.
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