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
@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 they stopped using that currency nearly half a century ago, if they'd been using it as recent as 4 years ago I might agree with your argument.
They stopped using that currency 48 years ago.
USA still uses imperial units.
Can't really compare.
@rtwx I'm not saying the time scale is comparable, I'm saying old british currency was much worse and much less intuitive than any of the imperial units we're still using
@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...
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