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The UK is wabbling, but a lot of us under about the age of 40 are wholly
or largely metric, with only distances-driven and car speeds seeming to be
persistent holdouts. (I'm not even sure what a stone is, and I hardly ever
Metric system (was OOXML gets ISO approval)
Posted Apr 3, 2008 20:39 UTC (Thu) by moreati (guest, #5715)
We also buy our milk and beer in multiples of 0.568261485 litres, for some quaint historic
Incidentally, until now I never knew there is both a US pint & a UK (aka imperial) pint.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 20:47 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Oh indeed. That sort of wild regional variability (same names, different
units) is why the French came up with the metric system in the first
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