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Johnson wants 'traditional' weights and measures abroad

Johnson wants ‘traditional’ weights and measures abroad

Britain was a member of the European Union from early 1973 to early 2020, and younger Britons probably wouldn’t be too happy with traditional sizes. But Johnson thinks it’s a brilliant idea of ​​British identity, according to British media.

He described it as an “important step to re-enforce our national rules”. The opposition believes that it is completely meaningless nostalgia.

Currently, the metric system is legally required in commerce, so product quantities are expressed, for example, in grams, kilograms, milliliters or liters. In the old “British Imperial Standard System”, which the United States still uses for measurement and weight, it is based primarily on the measurement of the length of the “yard” (91.4 cm), the measurement of mass is the “pound” (0.453 kg) and the volume measurement of the “gallon” (3.785). Liter).

“lbs and ounces”

There are fourteen pounds in the “stone” and the pound itself is divided into sixteen ounces. The system also contains fluid ounces for the liquid stuff, a “fluid ounce” (2.84 cl). Of those, twenty are in a pint and 160 in a gallon. Johnson does not want to abolish the metric system, but wants to create a legal framework that makes the use of traditional units of measurement legal again.

He didn’t say anything about the currency unit, the pound sterling. It has been divided into 100 pence since 1971. But that was 240 pence before that. The pound sterling was divided into twenty “shillings” and each shilling contained twelve pence.

This week, the country is widely celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. For example, there are more than 16,000 street parties on the party schedule, SkyNews reported.

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