We need to remove inches* from measuring tapes, and have metric only. 50% of the time the metric scale is on the wrong side of the tape.

* For viewers in the UK only.

@fitheach we have inches on those things in Sweden too, ca 130 years after the introduction of the metric system, so don't hold your breath.

@fitheach to be fair normally they have English inches, not the Swedish equivalent that was actually the norm here before the metric system. So if you deal with old buildings, you may need to also need to make sure not to mix up English and Swedish inches (or "tum").


It's great wen everyone has their own "standards". 🙄

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@fitheach it's getting more standardized here though. Timber was measured in inches until a couple of decades ago but is now mostly metric too, and that was the main big holdover.

... and 3M will be the distance, not the manufacturer. 😃

@fitheach yeah, actually I was going to check if it said "London", which is what measuring sticks with English inch units used to say, but instead found it doesn't have inches at all.

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