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Commentary on the measurement muddle in the UK
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Problems with US spelling variants for writing metric

14 September, 2017 - 19:21
This week, Ronnie Cohen takes issue with an example of American exceptionalism. Most metric prefixes and units are spelled the same way throughout the English-speaking world. However, there are a few notable exceptions where the Americans use different spellings from … Continue reading →
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New Internationalist, a metric role model for the British media

4 September, 2017 - 12:16
Back after our summer break, Metric Views is happy to publicize a periodical that might have escaped our readers’ attention in recent years. Ronnie Cohen explains. The New Internationalist is an independent, non-profit British magazine that certainly lives up to its name. In the … Continue reading →
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DfT has done no cost-benefit analysis on metrication of road signs

10 August, 2017 - 17:25
Ronnie Cohen draws some conclusions from a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request that he made to the UK Department for Transport (DfT). On 19 February 2017, I made the following FOI request to the DfT: “I would like to … Continue reading →
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British drivers’ exposure to metres

28 July, 2017 - 16:46
Ronnie Cohen takes a look at some of the ways in which British  drivers are exposed to metric measures. Metric Views would be interested hear of readers’ experiences, though it is not possible, unfortunately, to post photos with your comments. Despite … Continue reading →
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