Are you a whinger ?
Listening to the radio as i eat my breakfast and I hear there is to be more snow 15 to 30 cm, does me in cms nobody uses them other than the bbc and blue peter years ago along with their sticky backed plastic so i admit im a whinger but then Im trumped by Ronnie o sullivan he mumps and moans constantly about snooker he should give it, snooker has been pretty good to him over the yearsPosted 5 months agogonefishinMember
Slightly bizarre. In my engineering days it was m. and mm. Well, apart from inches for pipes, bricks and reinforcing steel obviously!
Yeah mm, m and km for us. As for pipes, well those are only nominal and there is seldom any dimension that is actually the same as the nominal size in inches. The only thing I use cm for is my height.Posted 5 months agoDezBSubscriber
Yeah, not going into the measurement systems, but answerin the question, I am.Posted 5 months ago
Worst thing is, when you’re just telling people something, like, I dunno, “I had porridge for breakfast”, they always go, “Stop whinging!”, when, at that point, you’re not. Lotta commas in that sentence. I wasn’t whinging, just stating!traildogMember
Are you over 60 years old? It may surprise you to learn that many people use cms. If you google it, you will learn that they’re a fraction of a metre, which is an SI unit so used quite an awful lot. When measuring something like snowfall, people often use cms rather than a decimal point of a metre. The way the weather is going, we’ll soon be using millimeters to measure snowfall.Posted 5 months ago
Listening to the radio as i eat my breakfast and I hear there is to be more snow 15 to 30 cm, does me in cms nobody uses them other than the bbc and blue peter years ago along with their sticky backed plastic so i admit im a whinger but then Im trumped by Ronnie o sullivan he mumps and moans constantly about snooker he should give it, snooker has been pretty good to him over the years
Are you sure you were eating breakfast, and not drinking it?
Nobody uses cm? I think you may be wrong, miles out in fact.Posted 5 months agoP-JayMember
No-one uses centimetres? Damn this new-fangled metric system.
I’m picturing a drunk Scotsman snowed in and going slightly mad with cabin fever when I read the OP, but I think they mean that no-one uses cms over mm rather than it’s was all fields and inches when I was a lad.
Centimetres are of course a ‘thing’ is just no one outside of the UK school system seems to use them (and seemingly radio weather types of course) – it’s millimetres, metres and kilometres.Posted 5 months agowhitestoneMember
About the only things I struggle with using metric are personal sizing like height, waist, chest, etc., everything else I prefer metric. I just about remember my height but if asked what my chest size was in metric I’d have to work it out from the imperial figure.
Distances I’ll use whatever’s handiest really, so: half a mile; a kilometre; a mile; two km. Up to around 800m/yds they are interchangeable in conversation but I’ll definitely use metric if I know it’s going to wind up whoever I’m talking to! 😆Posted 5 months agosobrietyMember
I’ve had quite a few graduate engineers give me cm dimension. Just model it 1/10 the size and stare blankly at them.
If they actually put ‘cm’ then it’s a valid unit and you’re being a dick, if they didn’t then why not have some fun and do it in chains, or fathoms, as one of the first things I learnt at uni was if you don’t unit it, it could be anything.Posted 5 months agoPJM1974Member
I thought that the accepted unit of measurement round here was “an area the size of Wales”?
I don’t understand the fuss over metric measurements. They simply work and work well. Some of the older generation get sniffy about metric being used and see it as some kind of personal slight, but given the cold temperatures we’re seeing this winter, hypothermia will resolve that problem.Posted 5 months ago
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