Sorry, but I get the impression from both of your responses that you missed the intended humour; the sarcasm. As with most British households, notwithstanding metrication, there are likely daily references to imperial weights and measures. That's why I said "You'll not find us using lbs or feet and inches now, no way " It's the way it is; I use a pint of milk for my coffee and cereal, and travel miles to work, my weight is in stones, pounds, ounces and kg.Sinned wrote:DA, Of course I understood and I was educated in a Grammar School using the metric system for all our experiments in science of which I took Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, BUT, it doesn't mean that I prefer the system to the good old Imperial one even though the metric is easier on the calculations. Let's just agree to disagree on this one and leave it at that. If our new commonwealth member-elect wants to still use Imperial then let them.
And as regards Hillary and her pants there was a short article in todays Daily Wail by Amanda Platell, "Not to be outdone by Hillary's thunder-thigh pant-suits, Mrs Trump turned up for Donald's acceptance speech in a white jumpsuit. It was Ralph Lauren and cost £3,172, but wouldn't it be nice if, for once, we had a First Lady who didn't want to wear the trousers?"
Since I recognise the individual rights to choose how things are measured, be they km, m, cm, mi, yd, ft, in; pt, oz, l, ml, kg, etc, etc, etc, there's no disagreement; never has been, never will be. Scales can be calibrated with both systems; you want a lb of apples, there you go - enjoy. I might calculate the price based upon kg, but you'll still get apples.
As Americans generally don't use Imperial measures anyway (U.S. measures differ from Imperial), you can't offer for them to continue to do so. Their current system generally pre-dates our Imperial system.
I'll leave it at that.