From The End Of 2009 It Will Be Illegal Even to Mention Words Such As `Inches', `Feet', `Mile', `Pint', `Gallon', `Ounce', `Pound' etc.

Vernon Coleman

It will be illegal to use or mention traditional British units of measurement from 1st Jan 2010.

Inches, feet, yards, miles, pints, guards, gallons, ounces, pounds, stones and tons will be banned from packaging, advertisements, instructions, magazines, books, catalogues, computer systems, medical records, internal business processes and communications and the rules of sports and games.

The pub pint may temporarilsy remain, with the kind permission of the european commission.

This will happen under the EU's Metrication Directive EC/80/181.

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Copyright Vernon Coleman January 2007