Change songs to have "proper" units

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  1. FAST6191
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    Idea. Change lyrics of songs to have "proper" units. Also opening for film titles and such if you want.

    Background. We have a fine IRC channel on the site but occasionally it sees people have to describe measurements of things. I know what most are (science and all that) and can convert but I have no mental concept of them. Rather than learn such a thing I thought I would convert everything

    Also know cm are for schoolboys.

    So once instance might be

    Half a pound of tupenny rice,
    Half a pound of treacle.
    That’s the way the money goes,
    Pop! goes the weasel.

    That then becomes
    0.226 kg of tupenny rice
    0.226 kg of treacle
    That’s the way the money goes,
    Pop! goes the weasel.

    I might have changed it to "0.226 kg of 14 1/2 new pence rice" but that would probably broken the flow.

    As subtlety is not a thing in EOF these days then if you are a filthy cretin that uses imperial measurements and want to convert kilos to pounds that is fine too

    ...
    Crack will sell in the neighborhood
    To the corner house hounds
    Miss Parker, little Joe, and Todd Sound
    Or anybody that he know
    So I copped me a bird, better known as 2.2 pounds
    Now everybody know I went from po', to a nigga that got pounds
    ...
     
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  2. Veho

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    And I would walk 804.672 kilometres,
    And I would walk 804.672 more,
    Just to be the man who walked 1609.344 kilometres
    To fall down at your door
     
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    I realised nursery rhymes, rap songs made when many forum readers were likely still sperm and Scottish one hit wonders are not going to get us far with the kids.
    Better do some dance/electronic music


    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    Kilo Watts
    ...
     
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    Shouldn't that be "0.7457 kilowatts"?
     
  5. FAST6191
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    I did contemplate that at first but I treated it more a magnitudeless unit in the end, mainly as they seemed to as well. I mean even the 2cv theoretically has more than a single horse going for it.

    Also if electronic is not enough then maybe time for country.


    How high's the water, mama?
    609.6mm high and risin'
    How high's the water, papa?
    609.6mm high and risin'

    We can make it to the road in a homemade boat
    That's the only thing we got left that'll float
    It's already over all the wheat and the oats,
    609.6mm high and risin'

    How high's the water, mama?
    914.4mm high and risin'
    How high's the water, papa?
    914.4mm high and risin'

    Well, the hives are gone,
    I've lost my bees
    The chickens are sleepin'
    In the willow trees
    Cow's in water up past her knees,
    914.4mm high and risin'

    How high's the water, mama?
    1219.2mm high and risin'
    How high's the water, papa?
    1219.2mm high and risin'

    Hey, come look through the window pane,
    The bus is comin', gonna take us to the train
    Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain,
    1219.2mm high and risin'

    How high's the water, mama?
    1524mm high and risin'
    How high's the water, papa?
    1524mm high and risin'

    Well, the rails are washed out north of town
    We gotta head for higher ground
    We can't come back till the water comes down,
    1524mm high and risin'

    Well, it's 1524mm high and risin'
     
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    Damn other people and their fancy metric system

    WE MURICANS HAVE NO USE FOR YOUR METRIC UNITS