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(Telegraph)   British students no longer just learning about the tools of the devil, will now know how many rods cars get to the hogshead   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 9
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2013-01-09 11:11:52 AM  
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fredklein: Yes, Metric is useful... in the laboratory.


trinketsandtees.com
2013-01-09 09:03:04 AM  
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Well, my car gets 960 furlongs per Hubble-Barn, so I'm getting a kick out out of this thread.

/Hubble-Barns are the best volumetric measure ever!
2013-01-09 08:49:30 AM  
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DeadGeek: Not the most precise units of measurement....


But how many ells is that?

PirateKing: My car's spedometer is lableled in attoparsecs per microfortnight.


I thought parsec was a unit of time! After all, Han did the kessel run in under 12 parsecs...
2013-01-09 05:10:26 AM  
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punkwrestler: This.
I'll be driving in the UK in Feb. Anyone have any tips for this American?


Yes. Don't do it.

Seriously, Americans can barely drive on their own roads, let alone on unfamiliar roads, the wrong side of the road, with signposting that makes sense, with less than one acre between lanes, and with roundabouts.

But if you do try it, film it. And put it on YouTube. It'll be good. :-)
2013-01-09 04:43:53 AM  
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My motorcycle (British) has the option to switch the digital speedo from mph to kph. Once, on accident, I left it on kilometers and I was terrified of getting a ticket and thought everyone else was just hauling more ass than I was. I mean, I knew something wasn't right (speed didn't match transmission), but it actually took me a while to figure it out. You know, because I'm an idiot.
2013-01-09 02:58:27 AM  
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They got bigger problems. All their crazy drivers are driving on the wrong side of the street!

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2013-01-09 01:11:14 AM  
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: /It's trouble getting it inspected. No one can read the speedometer.


I know a fellow who took his Stanley Steamer down to the emissions inspection station just to mess with their heads.
2013-01-09 01:06:16 AM  
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tb tibbles: harrydorcas: I am missing something. What is so devilish about taking measurements and using tools to do so?

The metric system arose out of the French revolution,not a good time for French Christians...so it carries with some the baggage of that era.


It's a shame we don't use metric units for time also.
2013-01-09 12:25:09 AM  
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Imperial measurements are to make a return to the classroom amid fears that children are failing to learn about pints, pounds and miles, it has emerged.

The obvious solution would be to stop using imperial measurements altogether.

Altogether: The obvious solution would be to stop using imperial measurements.

I still use pints, miles, ounces (occasionally), but there really isn't any need. The only country that uses imperial measurements is America, and even then they're different from the U.K. (or some are, like pints).
 
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