Timothy Ford (5/29/2008)
We're right around $4.15 usg here. I don't know how our gallons compare to yours. I thought you were using litres over there.
We do, but as indicated by my recollection of the 70's fuel crisis, I'm of the generation that were continually confused by change.
I remember spending an 'old' penny, by which I mean pre-decimalisation. 12 pennies = 1 Shilling, 20 shillings = 1 pound, therefore 1 pound = 240 pennies. And pennies were available in half-pennies and (admittedly before my time), farthings. (1 farthing = 1 quarter of 1 penny).
The metric system never took here, however Scientology did. Go figure.
I also learned ITA, before being told at 7 that there was a 'proper' way to spell, and the change from Fahrenheit to centigrade, (before it was renamed Celsius), as well as moving from Imperial measurements to metric, (inches to centimetres etc.) happened when I was about 13.
Therefore, people over a certain age still use miles per gallon, MPH, Fahrenheit and other (now considered) archaic forms of notation.
4$! ~2 GBP a gallon. I'm jealous... 😉