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[aprssig] Metric vs English Systems

Ben Lindner vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Wed Sep 5 07:36:25 UTC 2007


I think the Brits have to sell in Kilograms and grams at there Supermarkets.

Ben
VK5JFK


Ray Wells wrote:
> Jan T. Pharo wrote:
>
>> Derek Koonce <derek at dkoonce.com>, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 06:02:59 -0700:
>>
>>  
>>
>>> England still uses British units - miles, etc.
>>>   
>>
>> AFAIK, they still use it, but are changing, like the rest of the
>> Commonwealth. In new cars I saw this summer, the km/h scale was
>> dominant, and the mph scale was there, but smaller (not a stasticial
>> significant number of observations, but that's what I saw)
>>
>>  
>>
> Australia went down this path in the 1970's and at one stage it was 
> illegal to sell things like measuring tapes carrying both metric and 
> imperial measurments but that prohibition has since been dropped. 
> Although the metric system predominates, particularly older people 
> still tend to think in imperial terms. Litres per hundred kilometres 
> still means nothing to me so I convert to MPG if I really need to know.
>
> Ray vk2tv
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