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Imperial Measurements?

Started by: jedsam56
On: 21/01/2019 | 20:20
Replies: 24

by: jedsam56
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:20

When we "take back control" on 29th March, will we be reverting to imperial measurements?

If so I feel sorry for the teachers who may not even be that savvy when it comes to feet & inches, ounces, pounds, stone, hundred-weights. 

Or how about cubits, furlongs, fathoms, bushels?


How many would know:

The chain is a unit of length equal to 66 feet (22 yards). It is subdivided into 100 links or 4 rods. There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. In metric terms, it is 20.1168 m long!

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by: davelufc62
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:28
Very good question my friend, and yes it would be very interesting to see how today's teachers and/or pupils will cope eh!?? But as I was at school when we changed over to decimalisation and so obv we had no choice but to learn the new way and pretty damn sharpish!! (born in 1962).
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by: baconbutty
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:33

They could bring back half pence piece it weighed the same as a a sixteenth of an ounce.

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by: nefarius
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:37

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by: shazzzy
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:43
good idea, but dont think it will happen
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by: kenralph
on: 21/01/2019 | 20:50

@baconbutty wrote:

They could bring back half pence piece it weighed the same as a a sixteenth of an ounce.

Even as a child (born in 59) it amazed me that the decimal half penny piece had the fraction, 1/2 rather than the decimal equivalent (.5)

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by: jms0
on: 22/01/2019 | 11:02
The railway (excluding the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and HS2) still uses miles, chains and yards.

Yachty folks like nautical miles because they are derived from the circumference of the earth (assuming the earth to be not flat).
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by: bluenose5
on: 22/01/2019 | 11:17
Might as Well go back to Pounds shillings and pence the GOOD old days. jedsam56
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by: alienlady
on: 22/01/2019 | 13:03

I still think in Imperial especially when baking and sewing Smiley LOL

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by: frenchielove
on: 22/01/2019 | 13:09

I still think in imperial too @alienlady and always weigh in ounces, be lovely to have thise old pound notes back 😂

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