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The Vanishing Australian Tablespoon

Before we emigrated from the USA in 1969, visiting Australians told us we would find Australia like the USA, only twenty years behind, but on arrival it seemed more to us like a sunnier version of the UK. Of course, a lot has changed since then, all over the Anglosphere; each nation is evolving in different ways; each nation does things differently; some nations do things better than others. For example, both the USA and the UK have experienced more local opposition to metrication, while Australia adopted metrication successfully, but not quite universally, between 1970 and 1988. In spite of…

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