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04 Sep 2019 16:44 #1 by Yorkie Blue
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Something a bit lighter as a distraction from the heavy stuff at Parliament.

We should keep imperial measures or some songs just wouldn`t be the same.

I can see for kilometres and kilometres - The Who, doesn`t sound right.

12.875 kilometres high - The Byrds, errr no.

But I would walk 804 kilometres and I would walk 804 kilometres more just to be the man who walked 1608 kilometres to fall down at your door - The Proclaimers, Nope.

Gonna give you every millimetre (centimetre if you`re feeling really cocky) of my love - Led Zep, from a whole lotta love. Absolutely not, does not hack it at all.
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04 Sep 2019 20:11 - 04 Sep 2019 20:13 #2 by seesaw50
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We already have kept them, but some are in dual use.

Was in a let's say, pretentious bar, when we were away on holiday in Cornwall this last fortnight...they were offering mostly wines and cocktails and only had 1 pump of a lager and 1 pump of a beer...however this is the question has anybody come across measures of 1/3 pt and 2/3pt....not litre, pint! Bonkers! £4.40 for the 2/3rds... £2.20 the 1/3.
Is it legal as not standard measures?

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04 Sep 2019 20:43 #3 by CCU
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Do what they want in Cornwall...

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04 Sep 2019 23:15 - 04 Sep 2019 23:17 #4 by feckwittery
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seesaw50 wrote: We already have kept them, but some are in dual use.

Was in a let's say, pretentious bar, when we were away on holiday in Cornwall this last fortnight...they were offering mostly wines and cocktails and only had 1 pump of a lager and 1 pump of a beer...however this is the question has anybody come across measures of 1/3 pt and 2/3pt....not litre, pint! Bonkers! £4.40 for the 2/3rds... £2.20 the 1/3.
Is it legal as not standard measures?

All liquids in the UK, except draft beer, are sold in metric and have been for decades. 1/3 pint (a third) has been around as long as a pint or half and is generally used as a sampling glass

Draft beer measures have been further relaxed:
You can now have (since 2012ish)
2/3 pint = 380ml
Schooner (425ml) is also now an allowable measure.
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05 Sep 2019 00:49 #5 by Bluedazblue
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They should reintroduce petrol prices for gallons rather than litres, so that if your car is doing, say 40 miles per gallon, you can calculate how much money you're spending as you drive.

Displaying the price of petrol in litres is a con.

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05 Sep 2019 07:40 #6 by spencerboon
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Who are you people to hijack this lighthearted thread with your sensible imperial talk?

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05 Sep 2019 07:50 #7 by spencerboon
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Yorkie Blue wrote: Something a bit lighter as a distraction from the heavy stuff at Parliament.

We should keep imperial measures or some songs just wouldn`t be the same.

I can see for kilometres and kilometres - The Who, doesn`t sound right.

12.875 kilometres high - The Byrds, errr no.

But I would walk 804 kilometres and I would walk 804 kilometres more just to be the man who walked 1608 kilometres to fall down at your door - The Proclaimers, Nope.

Gonna give you every millimetre (centimetre if you`re feeling really cocky) of my love - Led Zep, from a whole lotta love. Absolutely not, does not hack it at all.


Can also be used in films:

0.315inches - Nicolas Cage movie about snuff films.

12.875 km - Eminem movie, for which he received an Oscar for best song.

39.9526° N, 75.1652° W - Moving Tom Hanks movie where he has the aids (okay, so not quite fitting with the theme, but thought I’d include it).

Blue flags waving at the top of the tower...

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09 Sep 2019 17:24 #8 by Markovitch
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Henry the 0.125

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09 Sep 2019 19:51 #9 by Prawncrackhead
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seesaw50 wrote: We already have kept them, but some are in dual use.

Was in a let's say, pretentious bar, when we were away on holiday in Cornwall this last fortnight...they were offering mostly wines and cocktails and only had 1 pump of a lager and 1 pump of a beer...however this is the question has anybody come across measures of 1/3 pt and 2/3pt....not litre, pint! Bonkers! £4.40 for the 2/3rds... £2.20 the 1/3.
Is it legal as not standard measures?


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09 Sep 2019 20:16 #10 by bruntonpete
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Exeter were a country kilometre better than us on Saturday!

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10 Sep 2019 17:41 #11 by 1954Blue
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Yes, Pete, they were tonnes ( 1000kg ) better and their midfield had hectares of space.

A couple of their players could turn on a two and a half p.

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11 Sep 2019 11:16 #12 by baggieblue
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We have got too many 305cms players and could do with some 2 footed ones.

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