JUST LEARNED THERE ARE 16 OUNCES IN A POUND AND I AM FUCKING LIVID
WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF NUMBER IS THAT
i have had no reason to actually look into imperial measurements until now and frankly i immediately regret it finding this out
it makes some sense though because a pound is defined as being 7000 grains so that makes each ounce a nice round...
and then, oh my word, oh my fucking actual god
GUESS HOW MANY POUNDS THERE ARE IN A STONE
you'll never get it, it would be fucking impossible to guess this
THERE ARE FOURTEEN POUNDS IN A STONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FUCKING NUMBER! FYI!!!!
THERE'S LITERALLY NO WAY TO KNOW HOW MANY OUNCES ARE IN A STONE!! NO-ONE CAN KNOW THIS
"but innes you can just multiply up the fourteen by sixteen and you'll g-"
MATHS HAS CLEARLY ABANDONED US. NUMBERS MEAN NOTHING AT THIS POINT
WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF ANTIQUATED JOKE SYSTEM ARE PEOPLE WORKING WITH
my mum: wow count yourself lucky you only need to learn your 10 times tables, when i was a kid we had to go up to 12
me, a child: oh, for weights and stuff?
mum, a liar: sure
TURNS OUT NO-ONE ON THE PLANET IS TRAINED TO WORK WITH THESE FUCKED UP NUMBERS. THEY JUST MAKE STUFF UP. NO-ONE KNOWS HOW MUCH A POUND IS BECAUSE IF THEY'D EVER USED THIS BULLSHIT SYSTEM THERE WOULD BE RIOTS
and then how many ounces go in a cup?
WHICH FUCKING CUP, AMERICA
HOW DO YOU ALL OWN THE SAME SIZE OF CUP
WHO HAS A MONOPOLY ON THE ONE GOOD CUP SIZE
PRESUMABLY THIS IS JUST STRAIGHT UP BULLSHIT TOO TO COVER FOR THE FACT THAT NO-ONE KNOWS HOW MANY ANY QUANTITY OF ANYTHING IS
me: so, the recipe calls for 2 lbs 3 oz of flour, you got that?
you: uhhhh, sure. yeah. that's like... 3 cups, probably. this is a great system.
THEN WE HIT THE BIG NUMBERS
PRESUMABLY. I ASSUME THAT'S THE ORDER WE'RE GOING IN
though judging from american dates IT IS KINDA HARD TO TELL
so what's heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?
IT'S THE TON OF GOLD BECAUSE UNDER IMPERIAL MEASUREMENTS THESE ARE COMPLETELY FUCKING DIFFERENT SCALES
SEE ALSO: WOOL, COINS, MYSTERY ENGLISH ILLEGAL POUND, MISCELLANEOUS
THE ONE JOKE WHICH MAKES IT CLEAR THAT MASS IS A UNIVERSAL METHOD OF COMPARISON REGARDLESS OF MATERIAL HAS NO BEARING ON THE FUCKED UP BIZARRO WORLD OF YESTERDAY THAT IS THE IMPERIAL SYSTEM
I AM 30 YEARS OLD
I'VE GONE MY WHOLE FUCKING LIFE BELIEVING THE IMPERIAL SYSTEM WAS DIFFERENT, SURE, BUT I THOUGHT IT HAD AT LEAST SOME GROUNDING IN REALITY
I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW
I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU'VE DONE THIS TO ME
but if anyone tells me anything other than one hundred here I am tearing this entire fucking place to the groundhttps://t.co/6goRvfoQQU
oh my sweet jesus
OF FUCKING COURSE IT DOES
WHY WOULD WORDS MEAN ANYTHING ANY MOREhttps://t.co/9iXx39GCp0
I HATE ALL OF THIS, AND I HATE ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING ME KNOW IT pic.twitter.com/Rn28qKt1Sx
THIS IS WHY IM NOT TAKING ANY OF YOUR SHIT WHEN YOU TRY AND TELL ME FAHRENHEIT IS A MORE LOGICAL SYSTEM
HOW MANY FAHRENHEIT ARE IN A CUP
i cant take this right now im going for a fucking walk
everyone is just saying terrible number conversions at me i hate this
no-one has even mentioned oxgangs though so you're all fired pic.twitter.com/QS9JAI9dR9
Master of none @2mshepherd
Think about if you lived your whole life being mad about it, but also knowing that everyone else in the whole world uses the metric system.
Trevor Walton @trevorwalton
Probably every person who attended school in the US in the past 50 years can remember how pissed off they were when the metric system was first introduced. “You mean we could’ve just been multiplying by factors of 10 this whole time? WTAF, man?"
trying to get to sleep but all i can hear is your voices chanting "pints a pound the world around" over and over in my brain
Pints A Pound The World Around
i still don't entirely know what it means but I am 100% fucking sure it's not even true
im not sure anything is true any more
Oh dear. I bring more bad news.
(Might want to have a 🍺 on standby) 😊 pic.twitter.com/ldbyg8X4F3
no this is actually very good and sensible
Master of none @2mshepherd
But don’t worry .... we’re gonna switch to it like ... very soon. “Here comes the metric system, America.” What a fucking horrible lie. WE WERE JUST CHILDREN YOU MONSTERS!!!
I am happy for you. 😊