Thursday 28 December 2023

Measure for measurement

It's Christmas 2023, and the UK Government's Department for Business and Trade has said that ministers had "dropped plans to bring back imperial measurements, after 98.7% of people opposed the move". A welcome result from a government consultation. 

Why did anyone think it a "good idea" to return to a system with such incoherent numerical relationships between units? The UK would have been one of a dwindling number of countries to use Imperial.

Vive la Système International !