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  1. Mid

    Mido Well-Known Member

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    You sure he wasn’t the local priest?
     
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    Me dear old mam use to say she was going for a gill, I always took it it was a half
     
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    Dash you, sir. I insist you bring your pistol to Cannon Hall park tomorrow at dawn where we shall settle that honourably
     
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    Can we go back to pounds shillings and pence as well - that was so much easier to use than this silly decimal currency we adopted even before we joined the EEC
    Wonder how many of the younger ones even know what a guinea is.
    Must admit I never saw the point myself
     
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    Imperial measurements in just about anything are a disaster
     
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    Same here but Mam in law.
     
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    Agreed, apart from miles, I've lost all comprehension of what imperial measurements mean. If someone told me they weighed 14 stone, I wouldn't have a clue whether they were overweight or not. If however they weighed 94kg, I'd have a fair idea that they'd been calorifically challenged in the recent past.
     
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    But there is always an exception such as a chain being the perfect distance between the stumps in cricket
     
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    A gill is a measurement for spirits - whiskey originally and is 1/4 pint. Usually spirits were served in 1/6 or 1/5 gills.

    We should use SI measurements properly. Temperatures in Kelvin, weight in Newtons, (mass is Kg), volume in litres, distances in metres.
     
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    I remember screaming at refs on several occasions that a foul on one of our players was inside the 16.4592m box.
     
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    I was born at the beginning of the 80s and I measure height in feet and inches, my weight in stones and pounds, other weights such as food in grams, distance in miles, yards etc and smaller DIY jobs in millimetres etc.

    Surely I'm not the only one that has to mix both metric and imperial? Maybe I was brought up as the two were gradually switching over and younger people didn't have this???
     
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    The switchover was in the 60s. I only used metric at school in the mid 70s.
     
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    Maybe it was my parents then that taught me imperial and I learnt metric at school. Can't honestly remember but assume you're right!
     
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    I was born late 80s but do the exact same. Height I know my own in both but find feet and inches easier to understand I hear other people's. I find smaller lengths easier in cm and m but then longer lengths such as distances in miles or yards for 100, 200, 300 yards because of distance markers. Human weight (e.g. babies and adults) I only know in stones and pounds but I only know other weights in g and kg (e.g. of food, or weights of pets).
     
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    In Aviation, they still use Feet for altitude, and Knots or Mach for airspeed.

    We also use Miles for distance between places, but Metres for almost all other distances.
     
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    Guineas? GUINEAS?? This place went to the dogs after all you modern folk stopped using sesterces & denarii!
     
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    I'm the same on practically all of those except I don't really use yards at all. I think that's because I liked athletics as a kid so got used to 100m, 800m, 1500m etc and could visualise them easily but with the longer distance I've never 'got' km it has to be miles or I haven't a clue how far we're talking.

    Some of the people I work with were born in this millennium and they use the same as us too which I always find odd as I'd have thought stones and things would have died out but they never have.
     
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    Can we not say things like this please? We all know it’s true but it just doesn’t have to be said.
     
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    Saying they were born in the early 00's didn't seem right. The first two decades of each millennium are the ones that to me sound least right. From 30s onwards it sounds right
     
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    I refuse to accept that people born in the 2000s are old enough to work.

    They’re starting secondary school in a few years.
     
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