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Jacob Rees-Mogg issues style guide to staff

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posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 02:40 PM
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I was going to put this in the joke's section but apparently its true.....


The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’.


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I mean what a bell-end...




posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

When corresponding with Rees+Moggy please spell Pratt with a capital " P "








posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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Good to know other countries have asshat politicians too.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

When corresponding with Rees+Moggy please spell Pratt with a capital " P "



Am dyslexic I think I might just bombard him with letters I have wrote with no spell check on what do you, get all the dyslexics of the country to unite against him, just overwhelm him with spelling errors to block Brexit
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posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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What an odious little man he is..
I remember someone on ATS refering to Jeff Sessions as a "crypt keeper"-well now we have our own it seems.

Of all the politicans who give off that "I am above everyone else" vibe, JRM is up there in the top 5 IMO.
What a nasty nincompoop.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:01 PM
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Well for the rest of us non UK-US people this:

Mr Rees-Mogg makes clear he would prefer staff to always use imperial measurements

Is enough proof of his insanity.....

J/K...*runs and ducks for cover.

Peace
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posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:08 PM
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worldpopulationreview.com...


In addition to the United States, Myanmar and Liberia are the only countries worldwide that use these standards of measurements. Other countries around the world use the metric system.


Seems a step backwards......although Canada uses met-perial. Because of neighbours.....



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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Well, I am a stickler for standards so agree with this type of approach. It should be adopted across the public sector.

On metric, the UK is perhaps unique in that we use both metric and imperial interchangeably. My kids are taught metric, but roll with imperial too. It's no big deal and clearly agitates the French and the EU. Poor things.

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posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Well for the rest of us non UK-US people this:

Mr Rees-Mogg makes clear he would prefer staff to always use imperial measurements

Is enough proof of his insanity.....

J/K...*runs and ducks for cover.

Peace


Actually, we are cool enough here in the US that we can work or think in metric or imperial without losing a beat. Sad others can't.


Can't even buy a fifth of whiskey anymore, have to deal with 750ml crap. They are trying to Europeanize the best whiskey on earth they are so jealous of, by taking away the fifth of a gallon. 750ml sounds so sissified. You can't walk into the liquor store and proudly say give me a fifth of whiskey! Nooo, you have to ask for 750ml as if it were just scotch or something.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:36 PM
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I have to say that a fifth of whiskey sounds way cooler...

I also like the term gallon and the english measurement of "stone"..

Alas...we can't all be cool (celsius or fahrenheid..take your pick)

Peace



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
My kids are taught metric, but roll with imperial too. It's no big deal and clearly agitates the French and the EU. Poor things.


No that would be the left side of the road thingy that agitates us...


Peace



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: Blaine91555

I have to say that a fifth of whiskey sounds way cooler...

I also like the term gallon and the english measurement of "stone"..

Alas...we can't all be cool (celsius or fahrenheid..take your pick)

Peace


A bushel and a peck get confusing..
Not as bad as a smidge or a skosh



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:42 PM
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Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon defined as 4.54609 litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean nations; the US gallon defined as 231 cubic inches (exactly 3.785411784 litres), which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon defined as ​1⁄8 US bushel (approximately 4.405 litres). There are four quarts in a gallon and eight pints in a gallon; they too have different sizes in different systems.


I like metric just fine. I know what I'm getting then.

ETA Speaking as an Englishman, I was nothing less than surprised when I read the above a few years ago. (I love random wikipedia binges sometimes.)

"So we've been screwing foreigners for years?" LOL
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posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I was going to put this in the joke's section but apparently its true.....


The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’.


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I mean what a bell-end...


That makes at least two bell-ends in that cupboard...sorry cabinet.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I was going to put this in the joke's section but apparently its true.....


The new Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has instructed all staff in his new office to use imperial measurements and refer to ‘non-titled males’ as ‘esquire’.


Link



I mean what a bell-end...


That makes at least two bell-ends in that cupboard...sorry cabinet.


Well a bell-end and a bawbag



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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I'll admit I have problems converting temperatures in my head. I hear 25 degrees Celsius, my head says time to put on a coat.

My one trip driving across Canada I never got used to buying fuel in liters. 20 gallons of gas is way easier to deal with than 76 liters or whatever it works out to. What the heck you going to do with a liter of gas.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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Nice. I don’t get why people aren’t proud of these traditions. Saying “esquire” is bloody cool.



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: BuckyWunderlick
Nice. I don’t get why people aren’t proud of these traditions. Saying “esquire” is bloody cool.


Yeah but he has also banned the word “very”



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin


I mean what a bell-end...


A 25.4mm bell-end to be precise

What else to add......at least its sunny



posted on Jul, 26 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: BuckyWunderlick
Nice. I don’t get why people aren’t proud of these traditions. Saying “esquire” is bloody cool.


Yeah but he has also banned the word “very”


Very is a bad word. Many style guides recommend not using it, or at least not overusing it. Big deal.



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