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    This thread is better by miles...
    Speaking of Erith:

    "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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    Miles are better

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    • Uncle Sparky
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      Miles Gloriosus

  • #3
    Pffffft!
    I am not delusional! Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go dance with the purple wombat who's playing show-tunes in my coffee cup!
    Rules are like Egg's. They're fun when thrown out the window!
    Difference is irrelevant when dosage is higher than recommended!

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Provost Harrison View Post
      This thread is better by miles...
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      • #5
        I'm sure people only use Fahrenheit for the bigger numbers and dramatic effect...if you're used to Celsius then you think everything is going to burn.

        One of those ghastly tabloids used it for a news article (Daily Mail or Observer or Torygraph or something like that) with "Temperatures to exceed 80F tomorrow!"...I mean, it seems a bit weird to use it now as it has fallen out of use in this country many years ago. Is it still popular amongst Brexiteers or something?
        Speaking of Erith:

        "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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        • #6
          F stands for Foreigners in that context.
          One day Canada will rule the world, and then we'll all be sorry.

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          • #7
            Damn foreigners, coming over here with their skills and work ethic
            Speaking of Erith:

            "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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            • #8
              And since when is the Observer a right wing paper? I thought it was the Sunday Guardian.
              One day Canada will rule the world, and then we'll all be sorry.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Provost Harrison View Post
                I'm sure people only use Fahrenheit for the bigger numbers and dramatic effect...if you're used to Celsius then you think everything is going to burn.

                One of those ghastly tabloids used it for a news article (Daily Mail or Observer or Torygraph or something like that) with "Temperatures to exceed 80F tomorrow!"...I mean, it seems a bit weird to use it now as it has fallen out of use in this country many years ago. Is it still popular amongst Brexiteers or something?
                Pffff. Get back to us when you stop weighting people in rocks.
                Indifference is Bliss

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by N35t0r View Post

                  Pffff. Get back to us when you stop weighting people in rocks.
                  It's strange. For anything remotely technical it would always be metric (do Americans still use imperial units for scientific or technical uses?) but for roadsigns it is miles and some weighings (although becoming less common) is it is stones and pounds. No idea why

                  No idea why these have still persisted. I can't imagine it getting any better either with the way my country is headed.
                  Speaking of Erith:

                  "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Provost Harrison View Post

                    It's strange. For anything remotely technical it would always be metric (do Americans still use imperial units for scientific or technical uses?) but for roadsigns it is miles and some weighings (although becoming less common) is it is stones and pounds. No idea why

                    No idea why these have still persisted. I can't imagine it getting any better either with the way my country is headed.
                    I'm guessing tradition / common usage.
                    Indifference is Bliss

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                    • #12
                      What metric are we talking here? Schwarzschild, FLRW, Gödel?
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                      • #13
                        Did you just say "F**k your mother" in German?
                        Speaking of Erith:

                        "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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                        • #14
                          Is someone's mother here a black shield?
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                          • #15
                            Whoosh
                            Speaking of Erith:

                            "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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