• Why is British comedian Rowan Atkinson asking for a prop to be lengthened in imperial inches?

    5 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    Rowan Atkinson was educated at Chorister School, St Bees School, and obtained a masters degree of electrical engineer at Newcastle University, all in England.
    Especially considering that he achieved diploma in a field of engineering, why might he have asked for his prop to be lengthened in inches?
    I understand that Great Britain didn't formally adopt the metric system until the beginning of 1965 but I find it interesting that he used an imperial measurement.
    Is it normal for children born in the 1950s in the UK to still be accustom to using the older form of measurements so many years...
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