Tag Archives: confusion

Novel signs around the UK

Following on from our article last week about those curious signs in Southend, Ronnie Cohen, one of our regular readers, now reports on a few others that have attracted his attention. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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It’s official – the UK’s hybrid collection of measures is here to stay

Recently, one of our readers wrote to his MP about the UK’s measurement muddle. He received a reply from the office of the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, who has responsibility for measurement standards in the UK. … Continue reading

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DfT guilty of making unfounded claims

Yesterday, the National Audit Office (NAO) criticised the UK Department for Transport (DfT) for its unfounded claims about the benefits of the proposed high speed rail project HS2. In this article, Ronnie Cohen identifies another unfounded claim by the DfT … Continue reading

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Thinking of buying a fridge?

A recent survey of their web sites leads us to speculate on where retailers see themselves: most plump for the present,  but a few appear to favour the last century. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Inconsistent and confusing distances on public signs

Ronnie Cohen writes about the muddle of measurement units he has found on public signs in London, particularly those related to public transport and cycling. If two measurement systems were not bad enough, he has found there are now three. … Continue reading

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A juicy story

A slogan appearing on the label of a bottle of apple juice leaves some of us guessing about its intended message. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Milk pricing – is there method in the supermarket muddle?

The pricing of milk should be simple and clear, for milk is a staple item in every household. In reality, confusion often reigns. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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