breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 18:05:24 CEST 2012
On 03/07/2012 16:53, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 1:50 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 03/07/2012 03:25, John O'Hagan wrote:
>>> On Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:22:55 +1000
>>> I agree to some extent, but as a counter-example, when I was a child there
>>> a subject called "Weights and Measures" which is now redundant because of
>>> Metric system. I don't miss hogsheads and fathoms at all.
>> I weigh 13st 8lb - does this make me redundant?
> Yes, because somewhere in the world is someone who weighs (... pulls
> out calculator...) 86kg. After all, the French had a bloody revolution
> to get us a new system without any of the old baggage. We don't want
> to disappoint the French now, do we!
> lemme just dislodge my tongue from my cheek, it seems to be stuck...
If I go to the moon I will weigh 2st 10lb (if my sums are correct :) but
the equivalent Frenchman will still be 86kg. I hereby put this forward
as proof that the metric system is rubbish and we should revert back to
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