British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to ditch the European metric system and move back to pounds and ounces as another way to declare its independence from Europe.
Okay but the imperial system is stupid and confusing. Why anyone would choose it, we do not know.
To measure weight, the imperial system uses pints and pounds. To measure length, it uses inches, feet, yards and miles. There are 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet to a yard and 1,760 yards to a mile. You cannot make these conversions easily.
The metric system uses millimeters, centimeters, meters and kilometers to measure length. There are 10 mm to a cm, 100 cm to a meter, 1,000 meters to a kilometer. This makes sense! We should all use this! It is not political!
Unless you’re Boris Johnson who desperately needs to talk about something other than partygate.