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A real sight to see is someone who has been told the UK uses the metric system their entire lives and then they get here and everything is in miles and feet and they start to realise the extent to which we are absolute lads

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@caraellison It's so crazy and a typical British compromise when the country decided partially to decimalize. We should have done what Australia did and gone all out for metrication of road signs, etc.

All science and engineering work is done using metric or SI units, even for highway design and then things are converted back to imperial units for signage.

@caraellison y'all lure us into a sense of comfort with miles and feet and then drop 'stone' in there and we're right back to questioning reality