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Originally Posted by imageWIS
It could be worse... the British still use the 'stone' measurement system

and using the stone worse than using the pound and yard?
Yes, it is.

When I first heard the stone, I was wondering what kind of stone it is.
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Originally Posted by ManofKent
We can't make up our mind - we largely went metric, but still measure roads in miles and beer in pints. The thought of drinking beer by the 1/2 litre is horrible...

Just drink full litres problem solved.
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
australia is entirely metric apart from beer which still comes in (uk) pints.

Rubish, only pretentious gits drink pints in Australia.
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Originally Posted by Benzito
Cuz you don't understand imperial measurements. Get a clue.

Edit: Also, it is much more impressive to say you've got 12 inches rather than 35 or 36 centimeters.

Hmmm someone can't do maths.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta
And the oldsters! I also remember hearing Imperial used in the cricket broadcasts. JustinW contends otherwise, however.

Yes most cricket dimensions are measured in yards, for example the pitch is 22 yards (or 1 chain) long
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Originally Posted by CDFS
Could you elaborate on this?
Sure. When you have to add/subtract dimensions it's easier to use fractions than decimals.
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Baseball I can understand why you don't get what's going on. It's just a bunch of guys standing around doing nothing.
Actually we brits understand baseball perfectly. Cricket, it's just a bunch of guys standing around doing nothing. Sent from Tapatalk.
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Originally Posted by dcg
The only thing that would be better than switching to the metric system would be if we could switch to a base 8 or base 12 numbering system and then use the equivalent of the metric system. Base 10 sucks.

+1.
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Originally Posted by yachtie
Sure. When you have to add/subtract dimensions it's easier to use fractions than decimals.
? 34 7/27" - 6 4/39"= 34 273/918" - 6 108/918 = 28 165/918" 87.02cm - 15.5cm = 72.52cm If you ignore outlandish fractions it may be easier, when you're used to it.
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Originally Posted by CDFS
? 34 7/27" - 6 4/39"= 34 273/918" - 6 108/918 = 28 165/918" 87.02cm - 15.5cm = 72.52cm If you ignore outlandish fractions it may be easier, when you're used to it.
4ths 8ths 16ths and that's it. No measurement in SAE is 27ths or 39ths Nice try though, you're not from around here are you?
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Originally Posted by IsteRed
Seriously guys,it's very unconventional and pointless while as metric system is much more better
for example in US measurement system

1 inch =6/P \t
1 foot=12 in \t
1 yard =3 ft
1 mile= 5280 ft

in metric system

1 km = 1000m
1 m = 100cm
1cm = 10mm

much more conventional and easy than Imperial measurement system,why won't US change it?

Whats a "p"?
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Originally Posted by redcaimen
Whats a "p"?
probably poppyseed if my memory is good. it is some division of barley corn. but he fucked up there are 4 to every every barley corn so that means 1 inch=12 P not 6
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Originally Posted by IsteRed
I wanted to make a point,not just say "imperial system sucks,metric FTW"

You do know the Empire uses the Imperial system?

The Americans use US Standard. Or whatever the hell it's called. The Americans haven't used Imperial in over 200 years. The same way they haven't spoken English . I guess this is why some people want to force all Americans to learn English and give up American. I think metric will come first.
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Originally Posted by yachtie
4ths 8ths 16ths and that's it. No measurement in SAE is 27ths or 39ths

Nice try though, you're not from around here are you?

But I do live here.

And in your earlier post you spoke off base twelve and sixteen, thus conceivably some high denominators. Anyway, I now deduce that American builders are only 2/3th as accurate as 'metric' ones. 2/Anyway, depending on the figure behind the comma the denominator is always the same for all the fractions: 10, 100, 1000.
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