January 12, 2013

IN BRITAIN, CHANGE: Imperial measurements ‘to make comeback’ in schools. Somewhere, James Taranto is smiling.

UPDATE: Reader David Moelling writes: “Years ago I got the English edition of the ‘Dangerous Book for Boys’ in Heathrow Airport. I’ve passed it along to a young nephew, but I recall it had a suggestion the boys learn Imperial Units. I remember the authors comment that the USA got to the moon using inches and lbs rather than a system invented by French Revolutionaries! (by the way how is that 10 hour metric day working out for you?)”

I’ll get back to you around the 5th of Thermidor.

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