The word ‘metrification’ is regarded by some sectors of British society as worse than cussing using the ‘c’ word. These people, with their irrational fondness for inches, feet, pints, fluid-ounces, stones, dozens, shillings, miles etcetera, appear to equate the possible loss of the most confusing and perhaps most stupid weights and measures system ever invented – with a botched vasectomy operation.

The discussion today is ‘will EUROPE take away our pint?’, not ‘why are we still using pints’?

If you agree and think metrification is a bad thing you’ve either never had the builders in, are very old, or most likely – retarded.