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Accidental quilt anyone?


Re: Accidental quilt anyone?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2022, 19:31:57 PM »
I was taught exclusively metric measurements at school, and as soon as I left I had to teach myself imperial ones because they were still very much in use.  I found I was far more able to visualise them, even before I knew that they equated to parts of the body.
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Re: Accidental quilt anyone?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2022, 23:40:40 PM »
Try living here in France where metric is and has been in use for many many many years ( although some  shops will still sell you a livre of something - that's literally a pound!)  That said plumbing pipe - yeah I know how to live is sold in metric but the joints are in imperial - so you ask for a bit of x mm pipe but have to have y inches (pouces) of connections. Go figure that one one out!
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