Date: 20:41:33 on Monday, July 16, 2007
Name: Sir H
Subject: I am much the same with metrication....
...regarding distances when measuring pieces of wood for building a cupboard etc it will be in millimetres, centimetres and metres...but with bigger distances I revert to miles (I can visualise walking a mile, but a kilometre means nothing to me - except it isn't as far)
Speed is in miles per hour...not kilometres per hour, which would not compute.
I weigh small amounts in kilos and grammes...like fish and meat at the supermarket (I can visualise 200 grams of sliced meat or a kilo of potatos...but what that is in ounces or quarters of a pound??? Dunno)...but I still weigh myself in stones and pounds...I could not even tell you my weight in kilos or my height in centimetres...I am still 5' 8" if anybody asks
If judging the fuel efficiency of a vehicle I talk in terms of miles per gallon....kilometres per litre remains meaningless.....but oddly I think in terms of "how many litres fit in my tank?....well 56 litres of course"
....all in all it is a bit of a mish-mash....but it seems to work