BORIS WANTS BRITAIN TO RETURN TO POUNDS AND OUNCES
I’m just leaving England now and I’ve learned Boris Johnson wants to take the country back to imperial measurements.
It’s obviously a move that’s less about measuring stuff and more about making everyone lose their minds so they forget Boris’s illegal lockdown parties. But you know what, this is the country of Brexit. This is the country of the eccentic. I can actually see Britain rush to replace a logical system in which everything’s multiplied or divided by 10 with one born of free association.
I’m not being harsh. Did you know there are 16 ounces in a pound? Why 16? Who knows? So there’s bound to be 16 pounds in a stone, right? Nup. There are 14 pounds in a stone. Why? Dunno. And how many inches in a foot? 12. See, no wrong answers.
Still, as @Krud from Twitter says, “Before you judge someone’s measuring system. Be sure to walk 1.60934 kilometers in their shoes.”