I was reading a novel and found this in the text. Remembering the Imperial vs Metric threads of a couple years ago I just had to post this.

This complaint was made by a person who works with the metric system. “Why had I ever been sent away from the land of half-crown, ha’ pennies, florins, farthings and shillings, the land of decent coinage, where everything made sense.”

I think that person also misses, yards, feet, inches, 1/8 inch, rods, miles, etc.