22 November 2009

That's 182 *kilograms*

For some reason the BBC have decided to describe the bomb found in Belfast as 400lb

This I am afraid, is jibberish to me - I know it's heavy, but I have no point of reference for pounds except knowing that babies weigh about seven of them

Forgive me for sounding like an anti-Peter Hitchens-type fogey, but seriously, every person educated in the past forty years has learnt metric to the point where imperial measures are pretty much dead to the under-50s - at least provide a conversion

Did they let the oldest guy in the office run copy or something?

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