View Poll Results: Should America go metric?

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  • Yes, and I'm American.

    320 26.00%
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    144 11.70%
  • Yes, and I'm NOT American.

    741 60.19%
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  1. #21
    While I think that going metric would be good in the long run, presently our country has much more pressing issues to worry about. Why waste time/money on converting to the metric system when we could be using those same resources on much more valuable endeavors. Maybe the United States will be able to worry about switching to the metric system when we're not struggling to recover from the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. Until then, go Imperial!

  2. #22
    I'dd like to see England getting the normal SI-units too, instead of feets, inches, stones and such.

    I'm finally getting the hang of the USAs odd systems, but it has taken a while, and i really wouldn't miss it ever if they turned to normal SI-units.
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  3. #23
    Yes, but far more importantly you should start writing DD/MM/YYYY.

    Quote Originally Posted by Atrea View Post
    Fact: Even though Canada uses the metric system, we still call it a quarter pounder with cheese.
    (Even in French. It's called 'quart de livre avec fromage.')
    Australia - metric - still called a quarter pounder. Though we have no idea what that's supposed to mean, unless it's some kind of euphemism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtrooperz View Post
    Glad to know that this isn't entirely bias or anything.
    The picture supports my opinion, of course it is biased. If you have a brain, you are still capable of forming your own opinion whether that picture exists or not. Not a big deal.

    People getting defensive and saying stuff like "WE GOT TO MARZ FIRST", as if no other country has made scientific advances, and that landing a probe on a planet we will never make it to before destroying ourselves is somehow a greater achievement than any other.

    Japan achieved teleportation of photons (which will likely be a precursor for quantum computing). Canada discovered insulin for treating diabetes. Every country has made huge advances, although not every country is so vocal about it.

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  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    If we go metric system can everybody else go with the English language that would be awesome.
    Yes, I support this. We should start by getting America to adopt real, proper English! No more of this '-or' and '-ze' nonsense!!

    /jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onemanwolfpack View Post
    While I think that going metric would be good in the long run, presently our country has much more pressing issues to worry about. Why waste time/money on converting to the metric system when we could be using those same resources on much more valuable endeavors. Maybe the United States will be able to worry about switching to the metric system when we're not struggling to recover from the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. Until then, go Imperial!
    I know a lot of scientifical universities teach you the metric system. So you waste a lot of time converting from your own system to metric, making room for errors, that can be pretty costly.
    But can understand, that you might want to fix your economy first
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    While I live in Ohio, I'm a german (permanent resident). I would prefer the metric system, not because I can't handle the imperial, but because I know both, use or used both and think metric is simply better. It makes more sense in general.
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    Of course we should. Its kinda dumb we don't. Our system is retarded and arbitrary. 1 = 5280 = 12? That's a pain in the ass. Metric meanwhile is all 10s.

    And it goes for temperature too. Farenheit is based a random solution of salts. Celsius is something as common as the boiling point and freezing point of water.

    As for dates, our military already does that. We write our dates 12 Dec 2012. Its the civilian side that does the whole Dec 12, 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhurn View Post
    I'm just amusing myself with the reaction that would come from the NFL if they had to remark all their fields, and start saying "1st down and 9.14 meters"
    I don't think that the measurements for sports would change, it would just be something that no one really knows why it's still there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valiea View Post
    I like the chart you showed.. Minus the blatant bias against the American system.

    Doesn't seem to stop us from being the first to get to Mars or the first in quite a bit of historical mile stones is it?

    Shame.
    Well, actually, all scientists, including American scientists use the metric system to avoid confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiea View Post
    I like the chart you showed.. Minus the blatant bias against the American system.

    Doesn't seem to stop us from being the first to get to Mars or the first in quite a bit of historical mile stones is it?

    Shame.
    Yet I do believe NASA uses metric

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    It would be too expensive for the entire country to convert to the metric system right now
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    As an American, I'd say heck yes, switch to metric. Our damned system makes no sense, and most professions require metric anyway, so why keep teaching people anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryntrollian View Post
    It would be too expensive for the entire country to convert to the metric system right now
    Why can't we just phase it in? Do it over the course of, say, 20 years?

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    No I dun want be a socialismist and metric is for commies.
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    I'm American and wish frequently we would be metric. I use it every day at the office and have to switch to lbs or gallons.
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    No the world needs conform to us. Mwhahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryntrollian View Post
    It would be too expensive for the entire country to convert to the metric system right now
    That's actually interesting. I wonder what the total cost would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Pommes frites with mayonnaise is godly...
    Why not have both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadvolcanoes View Post
    That's actually interesting. I wonder what the total cost would be.
    Almost certainly too much to justify it at this point.
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    I vote yes, but honestly we Americans are some of the most stubborn people on the planet. We don't change easily. Just ask our President.

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