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  • redmex
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    The cm thing is a wee bit of a side issue it was the whingin i was on about
    Another of mine is the height of the road bumps in my area massive they are yet other councils put wee pimples on the road or even just paint them on
    My gripe is my car suspension getting beaten up

    Gary_M
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    You do know you’re meant to slow down going over them?

    Hows your hangover? 🙂

    km79
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    Dressmakers use cm. Everyone else should use mm.

    Gary_M
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    Dressmakers use cm. Everyone else should use mm.

    Think you’d better change your username then 🙂

    Premier Icon aracer
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    dotdotdashdotdash wrote:

    I think cm were thrown in because they’re a similar size to the inch
    Not on my ruler.

    You must have a funny ruler. On mine cm are the same order of magnitude as inches (unlike mm or m).

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I love that Double Decker bus is the agreed SI unit for something impressively large, and that for even larger things Wales and France are admirable substitutes.

    simonloco
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    Football pitches,
    Buses
    Groats

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    “Order of magnitude” does not equate to “similar size”.

    amedias
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    Centimetres are of course a ‘thing’ is just no one outside of the UK school system seems to use them

    Erm, and bike frames, they all seem to be in cm.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    For climbers, falling rocks follow the size order:

    fist
    head
    microwave
    fridge
    car
    bus

    pandhandj
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    Metalheart- you didn’t go to Glasgow Polytechnic in the late 80s early 90s did you? I had a lecturer who used furlongs/fortnight as a joke measurement. Never heard it anywhere else though.

    I got slightly whingey the other day when I realised my daughter didn’t know what a gross or a score were.

    My favorite unit of measurement factoid is that before about 1300, the English foot was 11/10ths the size of the modern imperial foot. Which is why there are 220 modern yards in a furlong rather than 200.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    slowoldman wrote:

    ”Order of magnitude” does not equate to “similar size”.

    In the context it does.

    Martinhuutch wrote:

    For climbers, falling rocks follow the size order:
    fist
    head
    microwave
    fridge
    car
    bus

    For round rocks maybe. I dislodged a table sized one last year (I guess it was somewhere between microwave and fridge in mass – fortunately I had time to tell my belayer to get out of the way before it went).

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Inside leg, always CM.
    Anything else is a Dutch cask or faggot.

    I had a lecturer who used furlongs/fortnight as a joke measurement

    15 furlongs a fortnight would be an oxgang, or half a virgate.

    DrP
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    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!

    WTAF?!!

    Dez – are you and the OP on the same ‘meds’??!!

    DrP

    nealglover
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    I think cm were thrown in because they’re a similar size to the inch, non?

    Similar in what way?

    You surely weren’t meaning similar in size were you !? 😐 that must have been a typo.

    thomthumb
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    Centimetres are very useful in engineering.

    They flag up those who haven’t got the first clue about engineering. 😯

    I thought that the accepted unit of measurement round here was “an area the size of Wales”?

    welsh nateral history museum (is ace you should go) marks wales on EVERY map, including Pangea.

    sirromj
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    Tried to make a joke with colleagues this morning, the old monty python ‘back in my day we were grateful for dudududuh and xyz’. Completely lost, likelihood of intentionally lost. $£^&*$%*”^&* $%£U*((£$(*&.

    you didn’t go to Glasgow Polytechnic in the late 80s early 90s did you? I

    I did!

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    Metalheart- you didn’t go to Glasgow Polytechnic in the late 80s early 90s did you?

    Close, I did day release at Glasgow College of Technology. Mid/late eighties.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I like that the unit of measure for UK shoe sizes is ‘Barley Corns’. A size 9 shoe is one barley corn longer than a size 8.

    A bag of barley I was carrying at the weekend split and my left boot went up from a size 12 to a size 168.

    nick1962
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    Maybe it’s a generational thing
    Who says “He was a big guy over 1.82 cm”?
    Who has 17.78 and 30.4 records?
    Who orders 0.47 of a litre?
    My horses alway get pipped in the final furlong.
    I stll hate Farage though

    sweepy
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    When I’m measuring stuff I get things like ‘4foot 3 and 9mil’

    CountZero
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    Christ, I wonder how some people get through the day! I’m 64 this year, I use inches, feet, yards, miles, millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres, depending on which is most appropriate at the time.
    Considering to get a centimetre measurement from a millimetre measurement you divide by ten, or just knock the last digit off, it beggars belief that there are people who seem to be unable to grasp a measurement system that is divisible by ten, or a hundred, or a thousand.
    Oh, and a foot is about 30.5cm, an inch is 25.4mm, a yard a bit less than a metre, it’s a piece of piss to do a (very) rough conversion.

    nick1962
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    I agree the metric system is miles more straightforward and easier to understand 🙂
    Why isn’t there a metricated time measurement system in common usage though?

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    nick1962 wrote:

    Who has 17.78 and 30.4 records?

    Who has vinyl records? Regarding this century’s standards, who has 4.7 inch CDs or DVDs?

    Who orders 0.47 of a litre?

    Somebody who likes short measures.

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    countzero wrote:

    Oh, and a foot is about 30.5cm, an inch is 25.4mm, a yard a bit less than a metre, it’s a piece of piss to do a (very) rough conversion.

    Personally I particularly enjoy going to the timber yard and picking up 2.4m of 50×100.

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    martinhutch » For climbers, falling rocks follow the size order:
    fist
    head
    microwave
    fridge
    car
    bus

    For round rocks maybe. I dislodged a table sized one last year

    Occasional, coffee or dining?
    It matters 🙂

    Working in a college I often get teenage students coming up to me asking me to cut some mdf up or make them something giving me sizes in feet/inches.

    Makes you think.

    slackalice
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    I use imperial measurements when working on boats, mm for everything else. I’ve also learnt that whinging about stuff doesn’t make it go away, but I’ll feel better for having whinged about it.

    Volumetric displacement for hydraulic pumps is measured in cm3

    giantalkali
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    The S.I. unit for popups and redirects is STWs…

    Makes you think

    redthunder
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    I only work in Buses and Football pitches as a concept of scale.

    And Eiffel towers for height.

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    I’m more of a winger.. no not the footballing type.. I just usually make it up as I go along and wing it…

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    oliver renison wrote:

    For round rocks maybe. I dislodged a table sized one last year

    Occasional, coffee or dining?
    It matters[/quote]

    Kitchen. Slightly bigger than a coffee table.

    mattsccm
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    Real people use cm. Mm are for engineers etc who want to look special. Bloody silly idea using thousands of titchy little things when a big one will do. Inches are dead handy actually . bigger than a cm , smaller than a foot, just right. A yard however is less so.
    Normal people know that their welly is 1 foot long and across your hand to the end of your thumb is 6 inches. Different sized body? Freak!

    nick1962
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    Drug dealers manage to utilise both metric and imperial without issue.Weed is always in ounces eighth + quarter etc + 9 bars but coke+speed is in grams but sometimes then changes back to ounces when you buy larger amounts…or so I have heard.

    Who has vinyl records?

    Enough to fill Wembley stadium or a two dozen Olympic size swimming pools 🙂

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    nick1962 wrote:

    Enough to fill Wembley stadium or a two dozen Olympic size swimming pools

    Wow – so only 90% of physical music sold is in metric sizes.

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