The Decimal Shopping Game

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 08, 2022
     Category: Boredom | Games | Money | 1970s | United Kingdom





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I was in elementary school in the early 1970s, when it was assumed the US would switch over to decimal. We had games and other material like this in our classrooms. Needless to say, the switch never occurred.
Posted by Brian on 12/08/22 at 07:54 AM
Do you mean metric?
Posted by Dr. Fian on 12/08/22 at 09:45 AM
@Brian -- the US is switching, but just for things introduced as metric. 2 liter bottles of pop, 9mm pistols, etc. I'm planning later today to buy 4 grams.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/08/22 at 10:58 AM
We now refer to it as "SI", to avoid confusion with the various renegade metric systems. Maybe the memo only went out to those of us in engineering. It's not the "SI System" though, since that would be equivalent to saying "International System System."

That must be how we got the measurement of a "tab". My friends and I are going out later to buy 6 tabs.

I just noticed there are a few countries that have systems that are even better than the US and the UK-Canada. That is "system of measurement unknown." See map:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Metric_and_imperial_systems_(2019).svg
or, if the image won't load:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units & scroll down a bit.


Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/10/22 at 08:35 AM









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