I have no scruples about my pints and drams!
Old Norwegian were - and still are - different as well as confusing. One Norwegian mile is 10km - a lasting source of confusion for (British and American) tourists. The old mile was 9843m - or something like that. The everyday unit was "fjerding", the quarter-mile - on land. At sea, we still call the nautical mile "kvartmil" - another way of saying quarter-mile. a "sea-mile" is four nautical miles...
I still remember "yardsticks" marked in Norwegian inches ("Tommer"), and Norway has been metric since 1876.
So with a century lead over Britain, we are still confused!