A measuring system used to measure things like distances, volumes etc. Used in the British Empire (although the metric system is creeping in). Distances, for instance, were measured in inches, feet, yards and miles. But unlike the metric system, where a metre consists of 100 centimetres, a foot fails to do the obvious and instead consists of 12 inches (is that true? imagine that!). Abandoned for its complicatedness by almost every country in the world except the United States of America and the UK.