shivver13 (shivver13) wrote in dw_britglish,
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British measurements

Hello again! I have another set of questions, this time about how to refer to sizes, distances, and weights. I know that the metric system is standard in the UK, but I can't convince myself that it's always used in casual conversation. For example, I just read a DW short story that referred to the height of the TARDIS in feet. Here are a few questions I have.

1. Would you say the TARDIS is three metres high, or nine feet high? (Approximately.)
2. What measurement is used for driving distances and velocities?
3. What measurement is used for weights, such as how much a person weighs?

Thanks!
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    Hi there! I have a few questions about British language, customs, and geography for some fanfics I'm working on that I hope you can answer. Thank you…

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