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(Some Guy)   Congratulations, Britain. You no longer have to use a slide rule to find out how many rods to the hogshead your trusty old Hillman Minx is getting   (todayuknews.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, Imperial units, Metric system, Kilogram, European Union, United Kingdom, metric martyr, Brexit minister Lord Frost, Pound  
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3103 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Sep 2021 at 4:35 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-16 2:18:59 PM  
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2021-09-16 2:19:15 PM  
Well, that's embarrassing.
 
2021-09-16 2:22:07 PM  

FlashHarry: Well, that's embarrassing.


Next up: witch dunking.
 
2021-09-16 2:27:58 PM  
God, how stupid and petty.

Brexit really is the English version of Trump.
 
2021-09-16 2:30:43 PM  
Comedic.  But I look forward to being told about the superiority of this method.

I hope there's a chart
 
2021-09-16 2:43:02 PM  
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"Beer will taste as it used to again."
 
2021-09-16 2:43:54 PM  
Any excuse to repost this gem:

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2021-09-16 2:45:47 PM  
Forgot this ironic irony:
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2021-09-16 2:46:09 PM  
This is especially stupid when you consider that "pound" is both a unit of weight, and the name of their currency.

Are people talking about cost or weight?
 
2021-09-16 3:13:01 PM  

Ambivalence: This is especially stupid when you consider that "pound" is both a unit of weight, and the name of their currency.

Are people talking about cost or weight?


Don't even get me started on how many stone they weigh. Or throw?
 
2021-09-16 3:18:50 PM  
Get back to me in a fortnight.
 
2021-09-16 3:25:27 PM  

enry: Get back to me in a fortnight.


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2021-09-16 3:32:04 PM  
What next, bringing back diseases like scurvy, rickets, scrofula, and the gout?
 
2021-09-16 3:32:47 PM  
It would be nice if a pint were a pint in the US.
 
2021-09-16 3:43:38 PM  
I thought youse guyses were supposed to be like wicked smahter then uses?

C'mon now!
 
2021-09-16 4:19:33 PM  
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2021-09-16 4:40:37 PM  

oldernell: It would be nice if a pint were a pint in the US.


It's always at least a couple.
 
2021-09-16 4:40:37 PM  
The UK...still trying to catch up to America, one step back at a time.
 
2021-09-16 4:41:14 PM  

Ambivalence: This is especially stupid when you consider that "pound" is both a unit of weight, and the name of their currency.

Are people talking about cost or weight?


A pound historically referred to a pound of silver.

Today an ounce of silver is selling at 16.55 GBP

/mind blown
 
2021-09-16 4:43:24 PM  
This is like when Reagan undid the USA's planned conversion to metric. Except 40 years in the future, when people should know better. When the internet has made global trade and collaboration stronger than ever, and long after Britain had already completed a lot of conversion to metric. So, even worse than the Reagan administration.
 
2021-09-16 4:44:48 PM  
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So, they should expect to wake up one of these mornings to see Canada and Jamaica forming a queue at the front door, dutifully waiting to have their colonial status re-instituted?
 
2021-09-16 4:47:58 PM  
Oh FFS, every year I have to teach the metric system AGAIN to my students because my parents and grandparents generations through a hissy fit when the US tried to switch over to metric...  And now another group of dumbass cavemen with a persecution complex are trying to drag even more generations down into a broken, idiotic, nonsensical system.... because 'the foreigners..."

/hates this timeline.
 
2021-09-16 4:49:17 PM  
A "proper" pint is .568 liters, meaning Brexit will give British drinkers 13% more beer. So... winning?
 
2021-09-16 4:49:33 PM  
"Can't you see this a is a crummy joint?"

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2021-09-16 4:49:49 PM  
What about farktons and Rhode Islands?
 
2021-09-16 4:49:53 PM  
I assume de-decimalization will occur next year.
 
2021-09-16 4:50:22 PM  
It's about time!  Time that the foot-candle is restored to the meaningful place among units in society that it enjoyed for so long -- the top of the heap!
 
2021-09-16 4:51:23 PM  
What a saucy little Minx may look like.

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2021-09-16 4:51:57 PM  

phalamir: I assume de-decimalization will occur next year.


You'll be able to buy a set of Whitworth spanners for ten bob thruppence!  What a bargain!
 
2021-09-16 4:54:52 PM  
A desperate attempt to deflect from some further monumental post-Brexit stuff-up...
 
2021-09-16 4:54:56 PM  

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"Beer will taste as it used to again."


I thought that, by law, beer had to still be sold in imperial pints in the UK since forever. It literally never changed. Also they had continued to use miles per hour.

In fact a couple of other things never changed including properly measurements because converting the thousand year old property deeds would have been too much trouble.
 
2021-09-16 4:55:02 PM  
Idiotic pandering.

Guarantee the same folks asking for this are gonna find out their math isn't as good as they remember and are gonna biatch about how they're being overcharged, accusing grocers of marking up the prices with the conversion.
 
2021-09-16 4:55:08 PM  

Robo Beat: phalamir: I assume de-decimalization will occur next year.

You'll be able to buy a set of Whitworth spanners for ten bob thruppence!  What a bargain!


Yes, but how many guineas for a phaeton-whip?
 
2021-09-16 4:56:25 PM  
I don't see why we're mad at them for allowing them to use their traditional weight system, common people there still use it. I didn't see anything about them banning the metric system or anything.
 
2021-09-16 4:56:44 PM  
It's really only people over 60 who give a toss about imperial units anyway, the rest of us weren't taught it at school.

Some market stalls will switch to it, but hardly anyone shops at the market now anyway.

It's one of those things where they're pandering to their elderly base but the vast majority of people in the uk don't care and are used to metric so whatever.
 
2021-09-16 4:57:52 PM  

FlashHarry: Well, that's embarrassing.


Maybe they are planning on nuking Japan or going to the moon, or something.
 
2021-09-16 4:58:46 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Ambivalence: This is especially stupid when you consider that "pound" is both a unit of weight, and the name of their currency.

Are people talking about cost or weight?

Don't even get me started on how many stone they weigh. Or throw?


Stones actually kind of make sense, particularly for people with eating disorders.  It gives you a little more wiggle room.
 
2021-09-16 4:58:59 PM  

Target Builder: Idiotic pandering.

Guarantee the same folks asking for this are gonna find out their math isn't as good as they remember and are gonna biatch about how they're being overcharged, accusing grocers of marking up the prices with the conversion.


Not-so-bold prediction: the numbers on the placards will stay the same; shopkeepers will simply cross out "/kg" and replace it with "/lb".
 
2021-09-16 4:59:41 PM  
My V8 powered sedan gets 25mpg, or as I like to measure it, 504,000 rods to the hogshead.
And that's the way I like it.
 
2021-09-16 5:00:17 PM  

markie_farkie: What next, bringing back diseases like scurvy, rickets, scrofula, and the gout?


I farking wish gout were a thing of the past. Ain't nothing like having to call in sick because your fingers won't bend.
 
2021-09-16 5:03:12 PM  

TheJoe03: I don't see why we're mad at them for allowing them to use their traditional weight system, common people there still use it. I didn't see anything about them banning the metric system or anything.


Yeah, I know we're supposed to get in some kind of religious flame war over this but I can't.

Especially because I'm in the US.

For more on this, the video spells out a lot of reasons why people don't change.

Why Doesn't the U.S. Use the Metric System?
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2021-09-16 5:04:38 PM  
Oh, I forgot. My old Jetta still gets around 1000 leagues to the hogshead.
 
2021-09-16 5:05:43 PM  

mofa: enry: Get back to me in a fortnight.

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No you morons, it's a game.  And if it takes you 2 weeks to play it, you're doing it wrong.  Talk to someone under the age of 90 and maybe they'll know what Fortnight is.
 
2021-09-16 5:06:24 PM  
"If I squeeze into these old clothes, the world will be like it was when I bought 'em!"

It's like cosplay on a truly demented level. A government that makes it more difficult for their people like this is just dumbfounding. Honestly, tinfoil hat in hand, if Putin had anything to do with putting the Tories into power, it's brilliantly destructive- like putting sugar into a gas tank.
 
2021-09-16 5:07:28 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Oh, I forgot. My old Jetta still gets around 1000 leagues to the hogshead.


Almost 48mpg.... Impressive!
 
2021-09-16 5:07:43 PM  
Ali G- UK education
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2021-09-16 5:08:56 PM  

phalamir: I assume de-decimalization will occur next year.


they're decimating the metric system
 
2021-09-16 5:09:18 PM  

Private_Citizen: The Irresponsible Captain: Oh, I forgot. My old Jetta still gets around 1000 leagues to the hogshead.

Almost 48mpg.... Impressive!


Thanks. It's a five speed diesel.
 
2021-09-16 5:10:38 PM  
Nobody should care.
If you can't figure out how to covert units in 2021, then you're too stupid to live.
 
2021-09-16 5:10:46 PM  

whidbey: God, how stupid and petty.

Brexit really is the English version of Trump.


Same people were backing it, chuckling sovitely.
 
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