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Kaszanka and haggis?


pawian 176 | 13,997
23 Dec 2020 #31
a British kiddie book.

Those books are a perfect illustration of real life situations. Ha!

it talks about 'Kilo's'

That is why it is British! You must use metric measurements (grams, kilograms, millilitres or litres) when selling packaged or loose goods in England, Scotland or Wales. That`s the law.

The only products you can sell in imperial measures are:
draught beer or cider by pint
milk in returnable containers by pint
precious metals by troy ounce
Atch 16 | 3,204
23 Dec 2020 #32
You must use metric measurements (grams, kilograms, millilitres or litres)

Yes, but lots of people still think in imperial measures and you can go to a shop and ask for half a pound of something, no problem. Scales show both metric and imperial measures and places like butcher's shops display prices per kilo and pound. For recipes most people think in pounds and ounces and packaging often shows both the metric and imperial weights. I don't know what will happen post-Brexit. I suppose it will stay the same.
pawian 176 | 13,997
23 Dec 2020 #33
I suppose it will stay the same.

Metric system is a continental approach to measures. If Brits want to be consistent, they should drop it and return to their traditional ways. Legally.
rtfm 1 | 42
23 Dec 2020 #34
British people don't care about mixing and matching imperial and metric units. It doesn't matter and seems funny to me why it is confusing or even important. Describe units however you want.

I like my height in feet and inches and distance in miles and beer in pints but measuring length in metres, and any other liquid in litres and weight in grams/kg.

On the other hand it is no big deal to convert km to miles or pints to litres etc so for most Brits are used to this. The only difficulty might be if one does not realise that an American gallon is not the same as UK inperial gallon.

Please get back to the topic


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