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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 18:25:32 on Wed, 11 Sep
2019, Marland remarked:



My opinion, based on quite a lot of research, being: having earlier
specified mileages to various gateways like Marble Arch, the AA decided
for its maps to consolidate on Trafalgar Square. This has become a meme
about "Charing Cross" (the original one only having a plaque) and an
unspoken implication that it has always been the case (long before the
AA)


My mention of Ongar was done because it is an interesting Railway factoid
and also an example to our Aberdeen correspondent that the London Transport
they remember as an example tradition of the good old days initiated a
major Metrication exercise 40 years ago, it was from that you seem to have
decided that you want to hold a point scoring debate ,an activity you are
renowned for by mentioning the Post office datum which turns not to be the
only candidate


It's the original one, though (if you ignore the Romans). And the
Turnpikes used a range of gateways (not unlike the AA did originally,
perhaps they modelled themselves on those).

for distances too and from London .

At least the Ongar one can be verified


The Post Office one can be as well. The mystery about the Charing
Cross/AA one is that as far as I can tell no-one has ever been able to
expand on what it says on that fairly recent and vague plaque.

I think I'll do a FOI on Westminster City Council, and see what they
have to say.


That would be interesting, I wonder if the Ordnance survey has any
information anywhere.



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On 11/09/2019 16:00, Recliner wrote:
MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 10/09/2019 23:51, Recliner wrote:

Yes, many of us were brought up with quaint imperial measures, but it's
easy to adapt. I still remember my height in ft and inches, as that's what
we used when it was last measured (when I was a teenager), but I know my
weight in kg.


It may be easy to adapt for you, but please do not be so arrogant as to
assume it is the same for everyone. I simply cannot do it, and quite
honestly I do not see why I should. Why can't both systems be used..?


Have you seen or used a medical thermometer any time recently?


I still have an old mercury thermometer, which has both F and C marked
on it. I've been using it for 40 years and I haven't died of mercury
poisoning yet.

You can't live in the last century forever.


I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.


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On 11/09/2019 16:42, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 11/09/2019 16:07, Basil Jet wrote:
On 11/09/2019 16:00, Recliner wrote:
MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 10/09/2019 23:51, Recliner wrote:

Yes, many of us were brought up with quaint imperial measures, but
it's
easy to adapt. I still remember my height in ft and inches, as
that's what
we used when it was last measured (when I was a teenager), but I
know my
weight in kg.

It may be easy to adapt for you, but please do not be so arrogant as to
assume it is the same for everyone. I simply cannot do it, and quite
honestly I do not see why I should. Why can't both systems be used..?

Have you seen or used a medical thermometer any time recently?


https://www.amazon.com/ANKOVO-Medica.../dp/B07J6BR6X8


You can't live in the last century forever.

Will you tell the Americans or should I?


Never mind the Americans, someone tell Rees-Mogg.


Good on him, I say.


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In message , at 17:25:43 on Thu, 12
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

You can't live in the last century forever.


I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.


Not a shorthand typist by trade, then?
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On 12/09/2019 17:31, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 17:25:43 on Thu, 12
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

You can't live in the last century forever.


I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.


Not a shorthand typist by trade, then?


No, but my mother was. I never managed to learn it, though.

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On 12/09/2019 17:31, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 17:25:43 on Thu, 12
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

You can't live in the last century forever.


I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.


Not a shorthand typist by trade, then?


Bang goes the coffee!

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On 12/09/2019 20:21, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 12/09/2019 17:31, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 17:25:43 on Thu, 12
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

You can't live in the last century forever.

I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.


Not a shorthand typist by trade, then?


Bang goes the coffee!


You can make your own..!


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On 13/09/2019 00:52, MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 12/09/2019 20:21, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 12/09/2019 17:31, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 17:25:43 on Thu, 12
Sep 2019, MissRiaElaine remarked:

You can't live in the last century forever.

I can have a damned good try. I refuse to be dictated to.

Not a shorthand typist by trade, then?


Bang goes the coffee!


You can make your own..!



Ah, wrong interpretation! Hadn't thought of that one, good response. I
meant I was drinking coffee when I read the line and choked through
laughing.

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In article , MissRiaElaine
writes
I will resist metrication till my dying day.


Oh? What's the definition of an inch?

Answer: 25.4 mm.

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