"The new system of weights and measures will be a stumbling block and the source of difficulties for several generations.....It's just tormenting people with trivia!!!"
Napoleon 1 on the introduction of metrication.

"Don't you see the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?"
George Orwell, "1984"

That Anglo-French masterpiece, Concorde, was built with imperial nuts and bolts in an American UNF thread form, whilst incorporating metric rivets!
(Barry Jones)

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