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US measurement system,i don't get it.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by IsteRed, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    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?
     
  2. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

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    Old people, stubborn, etc. They tried to in the 70s IIRC. People hated it.

    "My car gets 40 rods to the hog's head, and that's the way I likes it!"
     
  3. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    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?


    Why won't you respect our culture and values?
     
  4. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I love the metric system.

    but I have no fucking clue as to instantly know what 86kilos weighs, or 200kilometers is how far.

    The only stuff I really have a grasp on is temperature in Celsius (but only body temperature ranges) and Millimeters and liters. This is just because of medical measurements that I've been forced to learn over the years.

    sure I can do the quick approximate conversion but it still cumbersome and prone to error.

    I know what 50lbs feels like instantly... I know how far 5miles is instantly... I know that my car has a 16gallon tank... but to figure that shit out in metric... I'm lazy and clueless...

    I'm sure 280,000,000 other americans are kinda in the same boat.
     
  5. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    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?


    [​IMG]

    WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE POINT THIS OUT SOONER!?!?

    Seriously, though, medicine, most of the sciences, and the like use the metric system here. Generally speaking, however, Imperial measures are pretty entrenched, and people don't like change.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    [​IMG]

    WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE POINT THIS OUT SOONER!?!?


    this [​IMG]

    much love iste [​IMG]
     
  8. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

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    Yet another reason to make fun of stupid americans. Liberia, myanmar and the united states are the only countries in the world that haven't converted to the metric system. What a stupid fucking country hahaha.
     
  9. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    Yet another reason to make fun of stupid americans. Liberia, myanmar and the united states are the only countries in the world that haven't converted to the metric system. What a stupid fucking country hahaha.

    Obvious troll is obvious.
     
  10. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    Same reason why most Americans don't like watching soccer. We got our own thing going already.
     
  11. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Yet another reason to make fun of stupid americans. Liberia, myanmar and the united states are the only countries in the world that haven't converted to the metric system. What a stupid fucking country hahaha.

    do you realize the amount of jobs having two system creates? its why amerika is number one bitch!
     
  12. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    Here's a quick equivalence I came up with: [​IMG] > *
     
  13. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE POINT THIS OUT SOONER!?!?

    Seriously, though, medicine, most of the sciences, and the like use the metric system here. Generally speaking, however, Imperial measures are pretty entrenched, and people don't like change.


    I wanted to make a point,not just say "imperial system sucks,metric FTW"

    much love iste [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Obvious troll is obvious.

    Such an American answer.
     
  14. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    Such an American answer.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    Same reason why most Americans don't like watching soccer. We got our own thing going already.

    No offense but i don't get your games,i don't watch football(soccer) as well,but baseball,football is just...i don't get what's going on there,srsly.
     
  16. Not Ed Harris

    Not Ed Harris Senior member

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    A quick word.

    It's the British Imperial measurements system you're describing and we invented it to confuse all you silly foreigners.
     
  17. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    A quick word.

    It's the British Imperial measurements system you're describing and we invented it to confuse all you silly foreigners.


    i know that 14lbs are in a stone motherfucker!

    wait... is that right? [​IMG]
     
  18. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    do you realize the amount of jobs having two system creates? its why amerika is number one bitch!

    Who tells you to have two systems?have one system,metric.Americans.........
     
  19. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Who tells you to have two systems?have one system,metric.Americans.........

    but then the jobs will go away... [​IMG]

    in before DT conversion.
     
  20. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    We have the Imperial system because we aren't a country full of sissies and faggots. That's why.
     

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