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Please convert to the metric system


#41


#42

this should be in unusual beliefs, tbh i really dont give a damn lol, i just wanted to be heard

next you’ll be saying numbers arent really numbers, switch to the algeraic system :wink:


#43

Plus, math is so much more interesting when you use standard.


#44

when i worked in the garage, some of the measurements on the spanners were even older like witworth, it basically means that you can be screwed imperially lol


#45

But when you think about it, clocks are always imperial… and it works because there are so many ways to group and multiply (2, 3,6,12 etc)

Years wouldn’t work on a metric scale (365.25 days)
Moon cycles and months are imperial

And numbers themselves are metric (DECimal)

It’s a crazy world


#46

Wife: “How many feet in your mouth?”
Me: “Both of them.”


#47

The US tried to convert to the metric system back in the 1970’s when Jimmy Carter was president. People fought it tooth and nail. I remember buying gas in liters at one station.


#48

Yeah I remember us learning about the metric system in math class during the 70s for a while.


#49

Both my home country (South Korea) and Canada use the metric system… so I didn’t have to consider the imperial system when I went to Canada. But my cousin and her family are using it because they’re in United States.


#50

I checked and i’m 5 feet and something
I think i’m only 2 feet
As a joke lol not meant to offend.


#51

I could try. But what’s in it for me?


#52

Yes, film footage should become film meterage.


#53

The glory of being the only reasonable US American.


#54

No, that’s the British and their former colonies. Plus a few more cray cray countries. You drive on the correct side.


#55

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#56

But @Treebeard, the imperial system is 2.54 times better than the metric system. :grin:

I use the metric system at work and the imperial system at home, except when I purchase a 2L bottle of soda. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#57

Oh god those freaking inches. Whenever I talk with someone about TV sizes I have no idea what they’re saying. Like 50 inches? What even is that? What do I have? 12? 90? :cry:

Yes, we use inches for screen size. And it sucks and everyone is always confused.


#58

My mom’s car can switch between miles and kilometers. Does that count?

:grinning:


#59

I’m for converting to the metric. Anything else is mentally lazy of us. Just forces us to work our minds until we learn it.:heartbeat:


#60

There was a band when I was a kid called “Here Comes The Metric System”

They later changed their name to “Waving At Strangers”

I liked them so much that I bought all their CDs, and still listen to them from time to time.