Skip to comments.'Imperial should be ditched in favor of metric in time for Olympics' (UK: old "lib" Tory)
Posted on 05/26/2012 9:44:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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As mentioned above, no change.
We also have TORX heads.
4x2 is sold in 3meter lengths ,upon which you nail or glue 8/4 sheets of 12mm plywood.
Food is sold by the gram, then placed in pound jars.
Fuel is sold by the litre , the economy of the litre sized engine then worked out in MPG.
The litre sized engine has an output measured in BHP.
Cloth is sold by the yard, any tape to go with it, by the Meter.
Ale is sold by the Millilitre in 1 pint bottles.
Gas efficiency measured in BTU, sold by the kilowatt hour.
Temperature is Centigrade below freezing and up to about 20C then the discomfort is referred to in F.
It all works just fine. :)
And it's a recent phenomenon. When I lived there in the late nineties, I never heard this collective singular. The Brits do like to play games with the language, though.
My father and another American naval officer were dining in a British club. My father’s friend asked his female server for a napkin. She looked horrified and departed the table. What he ahould have requested was a serviette. Napkins are found in the ladies room.
You mean you don’t have a set of 3/4” drive sockets or 1” drive sockets?
that’s too bad
But don’t you ever get confused whether “nm.” means “nanometre” or “nautical mile”?
I know, LOL, it is funny.
As in my language, you go from one City to other City or country side, and dialect changes.
Just normal life.
Every product that is exported to United States of Great Britain will have two: in Matric and British/American matrix.
That is because of the way matric works in those countries.
If you go to Italian delicatessen or food store in Roma, and say I want one pound of ham, watch the reaction. :}}}}}}}}
The bigger problem will be getting people to drive on the left side of the road.
The return trip back to Dover went smoothly. I rode the ferry to Calais. After unlocking the normal drivers side door and sitting down, I reached for the shift know with my LEFT hand. Smack! Oh, I'm back in a regular car again :-(
The drive back to Mons was even more eventful. I took a wrong turn and found myself cruising down a toll road with no French francs and no map. I switched to my internal "autopilot" and found my way back to the Belgian border. From there, it was easy to get back to Mons.
They still use english units for certain things in mexico and canada...and I bet lots of other places in the americas also.
Yes, friend is like, if New Yorker will stop in Boston, they will know he’s from NYC, or if Bostonian stops in Austin TX they will know who he or she is. This is normal.
In language though, rules of grammar are in effect.
Same with matric system. Try to drive to gas station in Rio and say I would like 5 gallons for super - response will be like Que?
Now if you say I want 16 liters of regular, you will get gas and save yourself from headache.
All soldiers are learned in 00:00:00 hundred clock, as 14:00 automatically you will know is 2 P.M in American standard, but that is not use, only sometimes. So is with dialects, but language structure is same.
Not wreally friend. If you will call English person European or Irish person as well, you will have different conversation, if you will call me I am Russian, or Polish person Ukraine, you will found yourself in serious unconstructive debate.
Reason English metric system is in use, is because of trade agreements that must be fulfilled, though if you go to these country, if you are native, you use metric system totally. Either you like, you have metric system on your products as well, there is reason for that.
The inch is natural, is divided by 2, then 2, then 2, like everything in the universe. Metric is based on 10 little pigglies. It's ridiculous and works poorly when measuring materials or meet-you-half-way haggling on price.
The Canadian football field is 110 yards long. Nothing metric about it.
Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team’s scoring area (end zone). In Canada, the term football usually refers to Canadian football and American football collectively, or either sport specifically, depending on the context. The two sports have shared origins and are closely related, but have significant differencesin particular, 12 players on the field per team in Canadian football rather than 11, and three downs per possession rather than four. The smaller number of downs in Canadian football results in less offensive rushing than in the American game.
American football fields used to be longer than 100 yards. The stadium that McKim Mead and White (Stanford White) designed for Harvard was too small to fit the larger field so the size was reduced to 100 yards.