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Nick Soren has narrowly avoided a flogging this afternoon after staring at his father, Rod Soren, with a blank expression instead of getting six rods and two furlong’s worth of wire to patch up a fence along a tree line in their Diamantina property.
“I don’t know why he insists on using the imperial system, it’s so backwards and no one ever knows what he’s talking about.”
“A yard? Furlong? Rod? Wtf [sic] do these things even mean?” questioned a confused Nick.
“Just speak normally.”
The Imperial System is a collection of measurement units that was voted out by Commonwealth countries who instead wanted to be normal and measure using the Metric system.
Despite Australia employing the Metric system, there are two pockets in society where the Imperial unit system are still widely used and accepted.
According to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census, those groups include farmers and the majority of baby boomers.
The census further went on to conclude that baby boomers make a concerted effort not to use the metric system in protest of the general evolution of society and for things to not stay how they were back in their day.
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