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    Why don't we use the metric system, again?

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    What about lasagna?
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    They may have us out numbered but we have them out brained...
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    So, is Hawaii red, or is it just too small for my monitor to know the difference?
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    I use it all the time to measure medicine for my kids. Your map is teh wrong.

    How do you convert 42 quail eating porcupine jerky from to metric?
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    I use it every day. I hate the English system.
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    Hey we are. Bikes are metric (56cm frame, 27.2 seatpost, etc.) and some beer, wine and liquor are in liters. What else is there?
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven
    Hey we are. Bikes are metric (56cm frame, 27.2 seatpost, etc.) and some beer, wine and liquor are in liters. What else is there?
    i actually drink my beer in gallons.

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    Metric system is nice, but I would have no idea how fast to drive if speed limit signs were in km/h...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Metric system is nice, but I would have no idea how fast to drive if speed limit signs were in km/h...
    100KM/H translates to about 60MPH (actually more like 62). Mathematic accordingly.

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    They taught us metric in grade school because the whole country was going to change to it. That was 30 years ago. Ah, well at least a know some trivial metric measures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i actually drink my beer in gallons.
    You just think you are drinking it in gallons. It laughs all the way down your throat knowing it is flowing in litres. Beer is sneaky like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i actually drink my beer in gallons.
    Frat boys in the states routinely swig beer by the yard...but it takes a real man to drink a meter of beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    red = countries not using the metric system.
    grey = everyone else.
    I'm totally on that page, man. I've been complaining about that since high school. I wish we would quit thinking "our way" is better JUST BECAUSE it's "our way".


    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Metric system is nice, but I would have no idea how fast to drive if speed limit signs were in km/h...
    Why not? Every car I've ever had (and I'm nearly twice your age) has had Km/Hr as well as M/Hr in the speed gauge.
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    We don't even know the English system, so why do people complain about metric?

    Whats the English unit for mass?

    How many pecks in a bushel?

    Don't even get me started on Whitworthless threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Why not? Every car I've ever had (and I'm nearly twice your age) has had Km/Hr as well as M/Hr in the speed gauge.
    I was just being a little sarcastic, I'm sure I could learn to read signs in metric just fine...

    I've taken a lot of chemistry and biology classes lately, and we use a lot of metric measurements. It really is easier. It would be nice to switch over completely, but I think Americans would be way too stubborn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    I've taken a lot of chemistry and biology classes lately, and we use a lot of metric measurements. It really is easier. It would be nice to switch over completely, but I think Americans would be way too stubborn.
    Maybe once the old fogeys who have never learned it die off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho
    We don't even know the English system, so why do people complain about metric?

    Whats the English unit for mass?

    How many pecks in a bushel?

    Don't even get me started on Whitworthless threads.
    exactly. so, we don't know the english system and we don't really use the metric system. so, what do we have, exactly?

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    It is pretty strange.
    For science and engineering the english system is completely ridiculous and only a hack would continue to use it. But in most other things it really doesn't matter much to me. I am equally comfortable with either system. I'd rather use metric exclusively, and I set my bike computer to km/h, but in the grand scheme of things I really don't care whether the grocery store weighs my bananas in pounds or kilograms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Metric system is nice, but I would have no idea how fast to drive if speed limit signs were in km/h...
    100KPH= 60 MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho
    We don't even know the English system, so why do people complain about metric?

    Whats the English unit for mass?

    How many pecks in a bushel?

    Don't even get me started on Whitworthless threads.
    The English unit for mass is not pounds. It's slugs, or something like that.

    There are 3.14159 pecks in a bushel. No, wait a sec, never mind. That's furlongs per fortnight.

    Whitworthless threads? What is that? No, just kidding. Don't start.

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