“Call it a proud expression of national identity or a stubborn refusal to engage with the neighbours. Either way, the persistent British preference for imperial over metric is particularly noteworthy at a time when its links with Europe are under greater scrutiny than ever.”—
Oh, FFS. Seriously, this attitude is something that irritates me to the very core of my being. I was brought up on the metric system, it was taught in school - it makes sense, and it’s what I understand. I’m willing to put (small amounts of) money on most of my contemporaries feeling the same. We don’t all think in metric, or find it confusing.