ETA (in light of recent events):
We will all be dead soon anyway then we can all return to the ever loving arms of our Russian friends and neighbours...
ETA (in light of recent events):
Me likewise, but in reverse. Fahrenheit temperatures are just noise, with no meaning for me.I just don't have a feel for what "hot" is in the other system. 12C. Is that warm? I *think* that's mid 50s, so I'd say "no, put a jumper on". But it might be coat weather. Just don't have a feel for it.
Me likewise, but in reverse. Fahrenheit temperatures are just noise, with no meaning for me.
A bit older? Close to a decade and a half, young man!!Which is fine, but seems odd to me, as you're a bit older than me. Have you always "thought" in C, or were you an "F" chap that converted? Did you do both at school, or was there a bias toward one or the other?
Operator dependent at least for Boeing. Systems Manuals that are Boeing generic still quote both, Performance Manuals that are part of the operator’s Ops Manuals are (in our case) kg.Type dependent. Some in kg, some in lbs and others show litres or just have a pointer with markings like your car fuel gauge.
I voted leave. It is possible to be rational and reasonable about units of measurement AND Brexit at the same time.I may be mistaken about the sizes theses days but last time I went to buy some wood for a diy job I went in with metric sizes of requirements and came out with 4x2 in 3m lengths and several sheets of 6’x4’ ply having been told by the wood yard guy that they don’t do metric. This would have been about 10 years ago.
Last week I looked around for some replacement fence panels which seem to be sold everywhere in 6’ widths and varying heights from 2’ to 6’.
Sheds also still seem to be sold in feet and inches.
As others have said, a persons
height and weight are still referenced in ft and inches and don’t the police still record suspect heights that way?
I couldn’t tell you what height I am in m but I know I’m 5’11” with a 9 in cock(give or take) and I’d never dream of calculating my appendage in cm.
I’m absolutely no fan of the old imperial system of money, weights, length etc and I’m comfortable with the bits we’ve kept.
The only people getting teary eyed about this seem to be remain voters who like to shout about Brexiteers being dumb and wanting to return to Imperial.
FFS, stop reading and believing this shite for your own mental health.
I said as much and I agree whole heartedly.I voted leave. It is possible to be rational and reasonable about units of measurement AND Brexit at the same time.
Is there a reason you've omitted the global superpower that is the USA when discussing the prospects of joining the powerhouses of Liberia and Myanmar in using imperial measurements?
I mean, I'm no fan of the imperial system, nor any sort of US fanboi, but a casual reader could conclude from your post that there are only 2 'powerhouses' using imperial.
Some brands do, Stella and Kronenbourg definitely do. It's actually more than you would get in a pub pint as they are legally allowed to include a certain percentage as 'head' (less than 10% sounds about right from memory). A 500ml can is pretty close to a pub 'pint'.I was implying in my post cans of beer were initially sold as 550 ml / pint hence the use of the " ~ " sign ... I cannot recall seeing canned beer marked as 1 Pint .... another example of an opportunity seen by suppliers to gain an extra margin o fprofit by saving 18 ml per can .
A couple of thoughts not covered above:
What the yanks call a quart, is half a pint short...
Vehicle cab height displayed in feet and inches, but garage forecourts show height in Metres...
I’m a few years older than you (59 this year) and thought of weather temperature in Fahrenheit until I moved to Australia 11 years ago. Temperatures here are never quoted in F, so I’ve kind of got used to it slowly. Same with kilometres for road distances; I no longer mentally convert to miles.Which is fine, but seems odd to me, as you're a bit older than me. Have you always "thought" in C, or were you an "F" chap that converted? Did you do both at school, or was there a bias toward one or the other?
I’m a few years older than you (59 this year) and thought of weather temperature in Fahrenheit until I moved to Australia 11 years ago. Temperatures here are never quoted in F, so I’ve kind of got used to it slowly. Same with kilometres for road distances; I no longer mentally convert to miles.
Back to temperatures; I never had a concept of temperature in Fahrenheit for anything other than the weather. Cooking; has always been Celsius and anything engineering or science based, always C.
Because it's a "short-quart", like their ton is a short-ton. Short of a full measure. And it rhymes; "What the yanks call a quart is half a pint short." Along with "a pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter". A handy ditty to remind folk that US measures are shorter than the real thing.How so? If an American describes something as a quart, obviously his reference is US units. If he'd said "an Imperial quart", but delivered a US quart, yes, it would be short. But that's not what's meant, obviously.
Like Webster's Dictionary. Rationalising stuff.How come the USA stuff is 'short'?
Measures as they were on the Mayflower?
Inadequate measurement equipment? Inadequate maths?