Myths about the metric system
The drawn-out process of metrication in the United Kingdom has encouraged misconceptions and active disinformation about the metric system. Some myths have been repeated so often in the news media that they are widely believed to be true. This section separates myth and partial truth from reality.
They are grouped under the following headings as myths about:
- Metric or International system
- Using metric
- British metrication
- Metric internationally
- Consumer protection