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Old School New School, Imperial Metric

By Leesthedaddy in

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5 months ago
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Leesthedaddy 5 months ago
I’ve put a post up on FB about me joining the Gym tonight & said my target was to lose about 11 KG,

My goal is to become sub 100Kg in 3 months & a pall of mine thinks I should be in Lbs.

I’ve C & P my answer to him below as I thought it may be good to get others thought on this one.



I’m 39 years old BTW as I’m sure that age may be a factor in people’s responses.



Thoughts???



I used to always convert KG to Lbs so that I knew what it really meant but over the past few years, I’ve begun using KG.

The scales at the DW are KG but when you convert using online calculators they are wrong. They mix old school with decimal. For example, 16.9 stone is not 16 stone 9 Lbs, it’s 16 full stone & 90 % of another so that’s about 16 stone 12 & a tad Lbs if my maths are correct?

It always bugged me that did.



We have weighing equipment at work for machines that weigh in KG & a few of us regularly monitor ourselves using them & over the years of doing so, I’ve just gotten used to KG as the reference point we use.



I’m definitely converted now, if I got a St & Lbs reading I would convert to KG.



The only one left now is Miles, I always convert KM to miles as I’m not instantly sure how fast or far it actually is.



I wonder if humanity will ever decimalise time?

Seriously, I’ve always thought it & I believe it will happen within the next few generations, it has to.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Hero-of-the-night 5 months ago
I’m 31 and only st lb and Miles. I never use the European shit!
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Bally 5 months ago
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By TheSuffolkSeasider 5 months ago
Hero-of-the-night wrote:

I’m 31 and only st lb and Miles. I never use the European shit!





Fuck me you're only a year older than me?!



Anyway, have to agree with your first statement. Stones and pounds for personal weight, but food I understand in grams and kilos.



We use metres at work but even though I've been there for years I still think in feet and inches. Miles for long distance obviously.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Hero-of-the-night 5 months ago
TheSuffolkSeasider wrote:



Fuck me you're only a year older than me?!







Care to elaborate?
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
They’ve taught metric in school since the 1970s . I work in construction. Metric!

Only daily Mail readers want imperial. Fucking ridiculous having a split measuring system.

You’ll all want diphtheria to come back next
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Leesthedaddy 5 months ago
If someone says 67 inches, I don’t instantly visualise it I have to eather do the 12 times table or convert it but if someone said 1,845mm I know strait away roughly what that looks like.



No I’m not saying 67” is 1,845mm, it’s just an example.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
I worked with older joiners who refused to use metric. As I got older I’d piss them off by mixing.

Three feet and 56mm when giving them a size to cut.

Guaranteed to get a sulky response
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
I’ve got 12 inches. Is that a foot or just a cock worth bragging about?
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Magic147 5 months ago
Qblock87 wrote:

I’ve got 12 inches. Is that a foot or just a cock worth bragging about?





They're your fingers, count again.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By TheSuffolkSeasider 5 months ago
Hero-of-the-night wrote:



Care to elaborate?





You have the built in prejudices of a 60yr old.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Magic147 wrote:



They're your fingers, count again.





If it wasn’t for you pesky kids I’d get away with my lies on here!
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Hero-of-the-night 5 months ago
TheSuffolkSeasider wrote:



You have the built in prejudices of a 60yr old.





Come again?
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Hero-of-the-night wrote:



Come again?





That’s what your Mrs says to me after playing with my metric 30 cm’s.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Hero-of-the-night 5 months ago
Qblock87 wrote:



That’s what your Mrs says to me after playing with my metric 30 cm’s.





Don’t worry about my wife, you just focus on getting that Mullet tamed for your upcoming jolly.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Hero-of-the-night wrote:



Don’t worry about my wife, you just focus on getting that Mullet tamed for your upcoming jolly.





There is no mullet. Don’t listen to that clown 77.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By louise_a 5 months ago
I am over 60 and always use imperial however its easy to convert metric to Imperial so I don't have a problem if something is in metres, grammes, or litres
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By GynnSquarePhoenix 5 months ago
TheSuffolkSeasider wrote:



You have the built in prejudices of a 60yr old.







Ageism innit.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Leesthedaddy 5 months ago
300mm will never sound as good as 12” Q
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Leesthedaddy wrote:

300mm will never sound as good as 12” Q





Funny you should say that. Your Mrs said I 300 mm. I said you’re pulling my leg.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
Leesthedaddy wrote:

300mm will never sound as good as 12” Q





305 mm to be pedantic
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By TheSuffolkSeasider 5 months ago
GynnSquarePhoenix wrote:





Ageism innit.





"fucking pensioners..."



RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Magic147 5 months ago
tangerinejezza wrote:



305 mm to be pedantic





That's why 300mm isn't as good as 12".
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Magic147 wrote:



That's why 300mm isn't as good as 12".





Thats why Jezzas thick.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
Qblock87 wrote:



Thats why Jezzas thick.





You’re a mullet fiddler. You wouldn’t know 300 mm if it smacked you on the chin :)
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
tangerinejezza wrote:



You’re a mullet fiddler. You wouldn’t know 300 mm if it smacked you on the chin :)





You’re lass likes it on her chin

:fingersmily:
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
Qblock87 wrote:



You’re lass likes it on her chin

:fingersmily:





You couldn’t reach her with your winky dick :fingersmily:
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
tangerinejezza wrote:



You couldn’t reach her with your winky dick :fingersmily:





You might deal in millimetres boy but I deal in inches. Yorkies-The real Men of England.
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By tangerinejezza 5 months ago
Qblock87 wrote:



You might deal in millimetres boy but I deal in inches. Yorkies-The real Men of England.





Yorkshire is a thousand years short of discovering the inch. You lot still work in dognobs. :fingersmily:
RE: Old School New School, Imperial Metric
By Qblock87 5 months ago
Here’s me at a recent wedding....
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