Monthly Archives: March 2014

Are imperial units ‘British’?

Continuing with our series on myths, misinformation and fallacies, we look at the claim occasionally made by defenders of imperial units that they are British and that they should continue in use for this reason. Likes(1)Dislikes(2)

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An old habit dies hard

One of our regular contributors, John Frewen-Lord, observes that the beauty and value of the built-in simplicity and coherence of the metric system is not being learned by the UK population despite forty years of teaching. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Metrication in Myanmar

We are pleased to draw our readers’ attention to a recent article on conversion plans in Myanmar. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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