No worries. Still does not change the point that nobody does.message #2527204 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:55 amApologies, une livre. Yes you can and do ask for une livre if you want 500g.La soule wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 amYou can ask for un livre I guess. It is a free country. Point is, nobody does.message #2527204 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:49 amThe metric system was imposed as with all other common market stuff.
It is absolutely true. You can also ask for un livre and get 500g in return.
Do you have a link for the other point? I remember this being a British decision and not something imposed by the EU.
All decisions are national decisions following EU law.
Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication.