Yes, and I'm American.
No, and I'm American.
Yes, and I'm NOT American.
No, and I'm NOT American.
The metric system is boring and the Centigrade scale in particular is ridiculous. Kilometers instead of miles is also bad.
Ill type everything again to make things clearer, i think i failed to express myself in previous posts
I don't think U.S.A should switch, what i think is that the metric system should be taught in schools too.
Almost every non-english speaking country of the world study english, to use in an international context, this does not mean their mother language are not taught.
So americans should learn the metric system to use when talking to someone from another country that uses the metric system (international system), just like everyone in this world should learn english (international language). It's just to make communications easier.
When i am in my country, i speak my mother language. When i am in an international ambient i speak english, a poor english, but i try. So an american could use the imperial system when not in an international ambient, but should use the metric system in an international ambient.
What's the problem on it ?? All the world learns another language to communicate with America, why americans can't do this for the sake of communication ?
I don't think it'd be of any benefit, mostly because it's been around for so long. Making all of America change their system would be too much effort for so little pay off. It doesn't hurt to teach it to people though. Thing is, we already use the metric system where it matters. The general American public would not be harmed by not using the metric system.
I work in the science/medical field though and I use the metric system on a daily basis anyways, so it doesn't matter for me.
But i have to say is nice to know americans are taught about this system, but americans should do an effort to use it when talking to someone from another country, since this person did the effort to learn another language to talk to you.
You're more than welcome to use imperial units should we switch to Metric, you just might be called silly for using a system that essentially a child would use.
Also, I was just quoting you because I was laughing with you. The guy's a dumbass.
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I would love to go metric. I hate it the most in distance. However, you can keep your worthless celsius.
Celsius can go die in a fire. It's not accurate, and not even remotely relative to human perception. Basing a temperature system off of when water freezes and boils puts it at a disadvantage for human sensitivity.
Lol i never fucking understood the Farenheight system other than I like it around 72. Completely retarded!
I voted Yes simply because I have family in the US and when I am there I usually have to do som handywork and using american tools to make anything is impossible.
Whereas with Metric, it just makes the lives of Americans so much easier should we swap to that superior system.
no, why? because we are better than everyone else.
its like asking UK to go to the EURO.
Milk was a bad choice.