A Nuisance in Newspapers
Complains to the 'Editor of Punch' about the use of kilometres in a report of the speed of a train. Criticises the fact that it is impossible to know the length of a metre without tables comparing French and English measures. Urges Punch to ask Christopher D Griffith to introduce a bill to compel newspapers to supplement French terms for weights and measures with those 'of our own standard, according to Walkinghame or Cocker'.
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