The Department for Transport has always maintained that the measurement system used on road traffic signs can be considered in isolation from the UK, European and global economies. The Winter Olympics in Korea, now drawing to a close, provide us with yet another reminder, should one be needed, that this might not be so.
We reprint an article that was first published ten years ago and illustrates the risks of using a mix of metric and Imperial measures.
In this article, we put together some reports regarding measurements used in Myanmar, which is often said, misleadingly, to be one of the three “non-metric” countries in the world.
We take a look at a film from 1973 made with the aim introducing the metric system to the general public.