I wasn't aware until Cathy mentioned it in a post, that Maroondah Highway was known as The Three Chain Road. Interesting. I did know Dandenong Road was known as The Great Three Chain Road.
Fortunately my Victorian Authorised News Agency, VANA, school books schooled me well in chains, furlongs, gills, kilderkins, avoirdupois pounds and most importantly inches and liquid ounces, both of which have been a preoccupation of mine at times. Somewhat of a pity that the back of my schoolbooks did not tell me about hectopascals and kilojoules, or perhaps they did and I have forgotten, both of which concern me greatly, our car tyre pressures and our calorie intake.
I forget most of the old measurements and I am really troubled that Australia has gone so far backwards on the matter of metrics. Now even tv screen sizes have gone back to imperial and it is pointless to go shopping for a tv with a cm screen diameter in mind. The weight of babies is reverting to pounds and ounces from kilograms. Pounds per square inch is an ascendancy over hectopascals when pumping up the car tyres. What gay man doesn't know that 8" is probably a lie. It is a very disturbing trend. It is also quite odd, as Europe uses metric and most, if not all of our Asian neighbours.
Can we say, yes America, we will buy your product, but you need to convert it to metric for us?