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Old 04 July 2016, 10:34   #11
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To be honest I'm an imperial man. It's all down to the way you were brought up. Maybe with recent decision we might go back to the 'good old days'!!


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To be honest I'm an imperial man. It's all down to the way you were brought up. Maybe with recent decision we might go back to the 'good old days'!!
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How the hell did you know. I've also six pennies, shillings, florins and half crowns so I should be okay!! You still got your stash of Punts!!


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This from a man who:
Buys his beer in Pints and his petrol in Litres
Weighs himself in Stones and Pounds and his boat in Tonnes and Kilos
Measures small distances in Millimetres and big ones in Miles

Born in the 60's schooled in the 70's so had to learn both systems of measures still have af & metric tools but that's not to say that I don't think the metric system is easier and more intuitive to use & I'd imagine if not for the Americans it would be a worldwide standard which would simply things for everyone
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Born in the 60's schooled in the 70's so had to learn both systems of measures still have af & metric tools but that's not to say that I don't think the metric system is easier and more intuitive to use & I'd imagine if not for the Americans it would be a worldwide standard which would simply things for everyone
So if I understand correctly, you think that the Americans should have gone the whole nine Yards with Metric?
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It would certainly simplify things wouldn't it!
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So if I understand correctly, you think that the Americans should have gone the whole nine Yards with Metric?

Should it not be ten if it's metric?


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I missed the irony in that didn't I lol
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