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People in the UK have no standing to lecture people in the US about the imperial units we still cling to when those jerks still had pounds, shillings, pence, farthings, crowns, florins, groats, and guineas until 1971

(of course the US still needs to get it shit together re: currency, in that we still don't print the number of cents our coins are worth. it's 2019 and our coins still don't have numbers on them, COME ON)

@matt i agree we still need to move to the euro, this shit ridiculous

@a_breakin_glass @matt i mean im not wrong
britain too proud of its roots... which are suspiciously grown off powdered slavery with a touch of imperialism. euro time

@matt of course, having 240 pence to a pound was arguably more convenient

@a_breakin_glass Yeah but it's a lot easier to calculate when you need to figure out more arbitrary percentages. 65 cents out of a dollar is a lot more intuitive than 156 pence out of a pound.

@a_breakin_glass And really $33.33 is kind of an awkward number compared to 80, but it's not hard to understand.

@matt it took 10+ further years to fully change the coin designs, when I was in junior school coins still said "NEW pence" on them and 1 shilling coins were interchangeable with 5 (new) pence, 1 florin as 10p (the dimensions were the same), although in more recent times these two coins have been made smaller.

Transport still uses mixed units everywhere - decimal fractions of miles and mph for road speeds, petrol is sold in litres but vehicle economy measured in mpg...

@matt And the notes are all the same size and colour, which is nearly as big a problem.

@matt well yeah, _until_
although afaik they still use stones

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