More Cuil failage
I searched for my site, The Democratic Society, with quotes. First result: Homepage of the North Korean government.
Are they trying to tell me something?
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I can honestly say that I have never seen anything measured in acres, always m2 or hectares.
I'd be happy for us to follow Ireland's lead and go to km for distance on road signs as well. It's not like people will be confused if you put km after the number - I learned the metric system at school in the 70s.
Who cares? These surveys are useful for dribble-spattered reactionaries who want to voice their outrage at things being different from how the voices in their head say they should be, and for selling newspapers, and for absolutely nothing else.
Whatever you think about this branding exercise, and frankly I couldn't care less, I'm tired of hearing that tax is theft. Even if you're the sort of libertarian nut who believes the poor should be allowed to die in gutters because it will do them good in the long run, you've still enjoyed years of state-funded healthcare, roads, defence, education, transport, environmental protection that enabled you to earn that money in the first place. So get over it.
"This is very evil" (says a commenter)
What? I know that this is the Internet, so we're meant to get hysterical about tiny little things, but even on that scale, "very evil" is a massive overstatement.
I think it sounds like a good idea, and I support it. Does that make me a henchman?