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  1. scarf

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    It's worse when I ask people at school when their date of birth is and they say xx/xx/2009! TWO THOUSAND AND NINE, AT SECONDARY SCHOOL!
     
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    To be fair from the two I work with I don't think either ever went to secondary school.
     
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    Or, the worst thing of all, when I hear that some of the kids that were in my first classes (and it was primary schools I worked at then, not secondary) now have children of their own.
     
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    Fake News.

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    Farnham_Red Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    One of the reasons my Dad gave for taking early retirement as a teacher is he had had people telling him he taught their Dad for years and he didnt want to still be there when someone said he had taught their granddad
     
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    It made sense in the past when they didn't have tape measures but whats the point of having to learn it all
    new now?
     
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    Our currency was decimalised in 1971, all food labelling is in grammes, petrol is in litres and until a few years ago the OS benchmarks were in 'decimalised feet' (how weird is that) and that started in the 19th century. Get used to it mate and don't be a dinosaur. We should be going forwards looking where we're going, not where we've been.
     
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    Born in 1970 so I think in both.
     
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    not that I've ever bought one but do they still buy and sell horses in guineas?

    I like old maps with height contours noted in feet -
     
  11. Gimson&theBarnsleys

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    Try working in "thous" o_O
     
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    Oh I’m quite capable of looking forwards AND backwards and have criss-crossed Europe so many times in my life that I’m used to converting currencies/distances/speeds/weights etc etc as necessity demands. I can do conversions in my head as well, so senility is still a long way off!
    It was a light hearted comment that I made at the start of this but I now realise, not for the first time, that I would have been better off just saying nothing at all. Bit sad really, but never mind ........
     
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    I started school with pre decimal currency and imperial measurement.

    I’m completely metric other than my height and weight, then obviously miles (I still have to convert I’m in my head)
     
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    When I worked at Stocksbridge steels as a student, we measured things in gnats. Is that still not a thing?
     
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    I'm mostly metric but some other things I am still imperial eg golf where I can only think in yards not metres and when fell walking in the UK I think in miles and feet, though if I am in the Alps I think of heights in metres (or meters if the OP would prefer) and distances in km
    same goes for cooking a lot of the recipies I got from my mum are in ounces and fluid ounces but most cook books are in grams and ml
    Basically I am all mixed up between the 2 systems but its not usually a problem

    The one I have never understood is Tyre sizes which always mix inches for the diameter eg R17 means 17 inches but the width eg 245 is in mm
     
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    Depends on what type of sweeties you are buying Mario.
     
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    Midget Gems, Lions of course. Pear drops or Army and Navy if I wanted them to last a bit longer.
     
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    Always liked the black midget gems. Black Midget Gems Matter. Now that is a slogan that includes race, genetics and "spice" as we called it then.
     
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    I measure a lot of things in cubits. That's why my DIY skills are ballacks.
     
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