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Definition of kilogram set to change

For those interested in that sort of thing here is an article from the BBC. I doubt it will make any difference to the MGW of you motorhome or your payload
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46143399
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Read it earlier this morning.








I expect DVSA are already ordering their Kimble Balance...


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I'd be more interested if they banned the use of Kg or Kgs in speech it's a written abbreviation not a spoken one ffs.
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I have seen that and, although a scientist, I will not lose any sleep....

Electromagnets of course are made of coils of wire and it is the EXACT length of wire and it's coil Adium will affect the force generated and I expect such comments may well have already been recognised and realised - leading to more definitions of such things...

Oh well as I said I wil not worry about such things...

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It's great that now poverty and hunger in the world is sorted enough to spend money on this sort of thing innit
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The French have already redefined the Kilometre.

The 80 km/h limit on French roads must be different to the scientific definition so far used - French drivers and their speedometers seem to have a higher value idea of the kilometre.

They use a system that is a minimum of 10% - 20% over the usual definition and apparently a truer figure of 90 km/h – 100 km/h is used by most drivers in France on rural roads.

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I'd be more interested if they banned the use of Kg or Kgs in speech it's a written abbreviation not a spoken one ffs.

Please Kev


How does one pronounce 'Kg' and 'Kgs' ?



If I read those abbreviations I say 'Kilogram' and Kilograms'


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Please Kev


How does one pronounce 'Kg' and 'Kgs' ?



If I read those abbreviations I say 'Kilogram' and Kilograms'


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Yes I read them the same way Geoff, to answer you, some though pronounce them as written. kaygee, or kaygees, you get it with all the abbreviations nowadays, milliletres becomes Mls (mils) Kilometers has become clicks it seems, Megabytes =Mbs, Gigabytes =Gbs ad infinitum.

This is done even by news readers etc, and don't get me started on the real bastardisation of the language itself, beautiful has become beudiful, the re are many other where the Irish way of pronouncing T as D, and are the worst culprits, they have Dorders not Daughters, do they never think why is there a T in some of their words that they seldom use, but do in others, barking.

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Yes I read them the same way Geoff, to answer you, some though pronounce them as written. kaygee, or kaygees, you get it with all the abbreviations nowadays, milliletres becomes Mls (mils) Kilometers has become clicks it seems, Megabytes =Mbs, Gigabytes =Gbs ad infinitum.

This is done even by news readers etc, and don't get me started on the real bastardisation of the language itself, beautiful has become beudiful, the re are many other where the Irish way of pronouncing T as D, and are the worst culprits, they have Dorders not Daughters, do they never think why is there a T in some of their words that they seldom use, but do in others, barking.

Rant over unless you ask another

Thanks Kev.


All news to me, but then I do not get exposed to much spoken English and the Poles I know speak quite good English and I have never heard those pronounciations.


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We watch a lot of TV Geoff, so get it all the time, I occasionally have a quick rant at the TV too


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