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  • Haze1nut

    I lived in London a couple of decades ago. It was an absolute free for all. Metric and SAE living side by side in mayhem. Fruit sold by the kilo but weighed in lbs. Fuel sold in liters but measured in gallons. Roads marked in kilometers but everyone used miles to measure distance and speed.

    • BearnieZardoz

      Perfect way to go for Brexitania.

  • Rohan Hampson

    To be fair it’s more a case of
    England: creates imperial system
    France: hey look what we’ve made its way better
    Everyone but the US: yeah you’re right that is better thanks
    US: ThErE’s cOUnTRiEs tHat UsE mEtRIc And ThERE’s cOuNTriEs ThAT hAve LaNDed On ThE mOOn

    • The man that did that thing

      France also decimalised time, though. And the calendar. That didn’t turn out so well.

      • Rohan Hampson

        Live and learn haha

    • Raedwulf

      Russia had the first successful landing on the moon, Luna 9, a robotic lander, Jan 31, 1966: Metric since 1925

    • Richard Rejmer

      They landed on the Moon. . That’s true. .
      But NASA (and all their German scientists and engineers) used the Metric system to do it. .

      • Rohan Hampson

        I know this, you know this. Sadly they don’t.

  • Aidan Weiss-Rice

    They were also the first people to call it soccer instead of football

    • BearnieZardoz

      Well they already call handegg “football”, no surprise they had to come up with something else for football.

  • Dreig

    It works sorta like this with the Brits:

    When a non-British person is in the vicinity: Kilometers! Meters and centimeters, very good, so sophisisticated! kilograms and tonnes, I say! Litres! Celsius! So great!

    When a non-British person is NOT in the vicinity: MILES HURRRR!!! HAHA FEET INCHES and POUNDS LOL!!!

    • Pickles

      and stones… who weighs things in stones! ha

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