The Anonymous Widower

Standardising With Europe

The clock change highlights how we don’t have the same time as Europe, although we do generally change for summer time on the same day.

Although I poked fun at the European rules for hairdressers, I do think in most things we should be in line with most of the continent.

  1. I never use Imperial measurements and in fact don’t have anything other than metric rulers in my house.
  2. I work totally in Centigrade, although sometimes I have been known to quote temperature in Scottish units or Degrees Kelvin.  But that’s really only an extension of Centigrade related to Absolute Zero.
  3. My father once said that we should have changed to driving on the right-hand side of the road after the Second World War. It should have been done, but it’s too late to change now.

Interestingly, both trains and aircraft are left-hand-drive in the UK.

 

October 28, 2012 - Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , ,

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