Monthly Archives: May 2018

Liberia joins the club

We comment on reports that Liberia intends to adopt the metric system. Likes(11)Dislikes(0)

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Carry on muddling

In these uncertain times, politicians are often keen to point out areas where Britain leads the world. We have a suggestion: creating a measurement muddle. Examples follow. Likes(17)Dislikes(0)

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Ignorance is bliss, or perhaps not

One of our regular contributors, Jake, has drawn our attention to a story that recently appeared on the BBC web site. Likes(19)Dislikes(6)

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cm versus mm

As the UK’s metric changeover drags on with no end in sight, we consider if the advantages of encouraging widespread use of the centimetre outweigh the risks. Likes(18)Dislikes(3)

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An Imperial Royal baby

Our post on 23 April reported briefly on that day’s addition to the Royal family. John Frewen-Lord, one of our regular contributors, now discusses some related issues. Likes(26)Dislikes(1)

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