Do you know what a peck is? Or a league, or that there are 4 fish in a herring? Or that you used measure cheese in stones? Although the metric system is very efficient and standardised, it isn’t as much fun as a firkin, a pottle and a hand
Students made up their own ancient-but-modern measurements:
How about a “KARDASHIAN”? Which is 72 days in length (the length of time she was married. If you please).
There was also an invention of a scale – like the Richter or the Beaufort: only this one measures the craziness of goats from level 1 (sleeping) to level 10 (flying)!