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Panda
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Message 70 of 134 (697887)
05-01-2013 12:24 PM
Reply to: Message 66 by New Cat's Eye
05-01-2013 10:35 AM


Re: No Fracking Problem
Japan doesn't use either 'dd/mm/yyyy' nor 'mm/dd/yyyy'.
Instead they use the far more sensible 'yyyy/mm/dd'.
Now I am waiting for the rest of the world to realise their mistake and adjust their date format to the superior Japanese format.
*taps foot impatiently*

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
Member (Idle past 3823 days)
Posts: 2688
From: UK
Joined: 10-04-2010


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Message 74 of 134 (697894)
05-01-2013 12:58 PM
Reply to: Message 71 by xongsmith
05-01-2013 12:31 PM


Re: No Fracking Problem
xongsmith writes:
Odd how the U.K. uses metric in everything except their coins and bills
The UK has an apparently random uptake of modern measurements:
Our food/drink is kilos/litres.
Our alcohol is pints.
Our petrol is gallons.
Our body weights are stones/pounds.
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Panda
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Message 95 of 134 (697928)
05-01-2013 4:48 PM
Reply to: Message 78 by Straggler
05-01-2013 2:38 PM


Re: No Fracking Problem
Straggler writes:
Panda writes:
Our alcohol is pints.
Even vodka..? Only kiddin.
Vodka is gallons.
Straggler writes:
Milk is still in pints.
It is actually even more complicated (read 'confused').
Glass bottled milk is pints and plastic bottled milk is litres - of course! That makes perfect sense!! *scratches head*
Straggler writes:
Don't butchers and green grocers still do pounds?
I think they have to provide prices for both pounds and kilos.
I recall something about EU rules trying to enforce this.
Straggler writes:
Olde swet shops still do old weight measures too.
"A quarter of toffee chewing nuts please!"
Straggler writes:
Really? I haven't seen anything but litres for years and years.
Ah yes ( - I think I was showing my age).
It is fuel economy that is still quoted in gallons.
It's like a school test: "Petrol costs 1.20 per litre. A car does 50 miles to the gallon. How much would it cost to drive 200 miles?"
Straggler writes:
I think a lot of people are just as comfortable with Kgs.
I've not met anyone that knew their weight in kilos (except sporty people) - but I guess YMMV.
Straggler writes:
But - Yes - We use a mixed bag of measurements.
I think that is an understatement!
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