Yes, and I'm American.
No, and I'm American.
Yes, and I'm NOT American.
No, and I'm NOT American.
Go and tell my baby sister
Not to do what I have done
Go and spurn that house down in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
I'm a little confused here, I'm from the UK and i was taught in school (1997) that things are measured in (MPH, STONE, INCHES etc) that's the imperial system right? If so then wouldn't that make us an imperial measuring nation?
I'm really bloody tired so sorry if it makes little sense.
I use the metric system in my worklife (American working for French company) but I hate it frankly. This is, of course, due to my upbringing - I freely admit it.
Not saying we arn't going to get there eventually. Or, hell, it's more likely a new system come about that the entire world has to embrace. I shall refer to this as the "Good Enough" Measurement system.
The US has already tried to go metric, during the Reagan(?) years. It was a disaster.
I'm American and I think we should try again. It's a bandaid that has to be pulled off.
repeat with me, america is a continent, united states of america is a country
As an American working in the manufacturing industry as an engineer...I have to say yes, for all things good and holy, please yes convert to metric.
Why we're the only (or one of a VERY few) country that still uses this retarded measuring system is beyond me, every professional I speak to who does some type of measurement always uses metrics...and when necessary converts to the dumb American system because the item he's working on is being distributed in America.
I could have shortened my post by a lot if I had just posted this and said: ^This......I see no reason to waste time in elementary school learning a system of units that no discipline uses.
i'm not american and yes, they should go metric. And we need to ditch litres and say cubicmeters instead because litres is one useless unit!
WOW...40 pages..and you wonder why the UN can never agree on anything?
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
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neat thing about a liter is of pure water it is exactly 1kg of mass because of waters density.