[FPSPACE] Metric-imperial mish-mash

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Mon Oct 4 06:50:03 EDT 2004


[UK uses imperial measurements for length, but metric for weights]

>>Oddly, we do use metric for all weights - and boy, does that confuse me.
>>Don't even get me started on Centigrade vs Farhenheit ........
>
>A market salesman was hauled up in court for continuing to sell loose 
>fruit items in 'pounds' rather than 'kilos' - true!

  That was due to an EU order to the UK. We'll see how many years - or decades - it takes the Eurocrats to get the British to use metres instead of yards ...hee hee hee  :)



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