Dont think it limited Nigel Kennedy! (as fake as his Mockney accent is) As for inferiority complex, there are plenty of brash rough speaking sucessful people in this country, thats what makes it so great...You sound like a judgemental little pr*ck.
You might not actually know this but very few Brits actually know how to speak their own language
Really, Im quite fluent in English, having spoken it all my life, I was taught to anunciate and to speak clearly as are many other English people, if foreigners cant understand local accents, its their problem not mine.
Do we use yards any more? no not really.
We dont use them at all, not in shops, not in sport, no where..havent for a long time.
Weight - Kilos or Stone and pounds. Its all quite confusing for foreigners really.
It is, but at least we have the advantage of knowing all three ;0)
more logical and easier to use in every way; however, it's this identity thing again.
I find both easy...my mum still uses lbs and oz when baking, I do the same simply because its what I know, but I know my weight in kilos and stones and lbs and I know my height in cm and ft & inches
but at least the coins and notes are identifiably British.
Hopefully that wont change any time soon - we opted out for a reason and I dont see us opting in any time soon.
I miss going to other countries and using coins and notes that are different to the ones I use at home; it's part of the fun of being 'abroad'. It's a reason why I like going to Poland:
I tend to stay away from the Euro zone as a rule. But it does have its advantages, you can take all that loose change you had from your last hols and spend it next time, regardless of where you go in the Euro zone...