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Tory party to change back to imperial measurements

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Notch7, 4 Jul 2021.

  1. Notch7

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    apparently it's all part of their "global Britain" policy :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I thought it was a wind-up.
    Apparently not.
    The report claims the 1985 Weights and Measures Act - which makes it an offence for traders to use imperial without metric - has “long been identified as an example of overly prescriptive EU regulation”. They say the legislation should be amended to scrap such a requirement.

    The group, which includes Tory MPs George Freeman and Theresa Villiers,...
    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/br...ws/iain-duncan-smith-brexit-taskforce-8062334
    Although to be fair, any legislation wouldn't insist on imperial measurements being used, it would only be an option that traders could adopt if they wished.
    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    It'll be nice in schools, where the most violent upheaval in my lifetime is still ongoing; and when academic performance is at its lowest for 50 years, we'll chuck half the curriculum up in the air again. On the altar of 'taking back control'. Genius.

    On reflection, it won't affect schools. Or anyone else. It won't happen.
     
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  5. Harry Bloomfield

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    A bit late for April 1st..
     
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    Of course it won't happen, non story. At worst, a greengrocer will probably not face prosecution for selling someone 'arf a pand' of carrots.
    Anyway, has imperial ever gone away?, the road signs I see all indicate miles, and a horse racing commentary will always refer to a distance in 'furlongs' a cricket pitch has always been 22 yards.

    Builders and engineers will continue to work in metres and millimetres.

    I don't follow horse racing so I have absolutely no idea how long a furlong is.
     
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    8 in every mile.
     
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    I've never heard of it being used other than in horse racing, funny that.
     
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    Will youngsters stop asking for 3.5 grams of weed and go back to asking for an eighth?
     
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    22 yards is a chain - 10 (decimal?) in a furlong.
     
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    Some people found it difficult to fathom the depths of metrification.
     
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    that's not because it's (more) difficult.

    It's because their minds are resistant to learning.

    Imagine the impossibility of trying to teach them how many square feet are in a square furlong.

    Or how many pints in a ton of water.

    Even filly could be taught to calculate square metres in a square kilometer

    Or how many litres in a tonne of water.

    In his head.
     
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    "Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
    Half a pound of treacle.
    That's the way the money goes,
    Pop goes the weasel."

    "weasel" being Cockney shorthand for "weasel and stoat," which means "coat." "Pop" is a colloquial term for pawning, so the first verse suggests the gaining of food money by trading in a coat…. this nursery rhyme still versifies a harrowing dilemma: the choice between eating and heating."

    History repeating itself in 'imperial' fashion!
     
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    I see Iain Smith's assumed name in there

    so it's bound to be brainless.

    The Tory MP who is so stupid

    That all the others noticed.
     
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    I am informed it is a £20 bag nowadays be it metric or imperial I know not.
     
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