Friday, January 12, 2007

Wind

Today's first edition of Metro carried this story about yesterday's gusts.



But in the second edition...



Leaving aside the increase in the number of people killed (although what exactly does 'up to nine' mean? Over two? er...), why the change in the wind speed? Is it that we still don't understand kph in this country?

"Kilo... what? Kilo metres? What the dickens are they, some kind of French joke? We have miles in Britain. The Queen's Own British miles!"

Or does 90mph simply sound windier to us?

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