5 thoughts on “How to measure things like a Brit”

  1. Ooh, ooh, do one for that country in the middle of America, the one with the so called united states that are anything but.
    I think it would be mph, miles, F word, pounds and then fluid ounces, pints, gallons, quarters swimming pools, olympic swimming pools, seas.

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  2. Unlike pipsqueak countries like New Zealand the US doesn’t have to heel to bullies or go along to get along.
    At least this post is one of the ones I can see.

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  3. Ask a Brit about the fuel economy of their car, and they’ll respond in one of two ways:
    • Miles per Gallon (as was used when petrol was dispensed in gallons)
    • Liters per 100km (as is used in Europe.)

    The roads and odometers are measured in miles.
    The fuel is dispensed in Litres

    • miles per liter would require no conversion
    • liters per hundred miles would require no conversion.

    It would seem that the compulsion to not mix measurement systems outweighs the inconvenience of continuous need to perform metric/imperial conversions

    Of course this is a nation where half-inch diameter copper water pipe is the same as 15mm diameter copper water pipe . . .

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