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US measurement system,i don't get it.

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

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    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.

    Baseball I can understand why you don't get what's going on. It's just a bunch of guys standing around doing nothing.

    American football, is a bunch of guys wearing padding hitting each other while turning their brain to mush by giving each other concussions. What's not to like about that?
     
  2. javyn

    javyn 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.

    +1

    We decided to keep the measurement system but drop the monarch, rather than vice versa. I say it worked out pretty well for us.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    +1

    We decided to keep the measurement system but drop the monarch, rather than vice versa. I say it worked out pretty well for us.


    neo would say otherwise
     
  4. RSS

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    While we are on the subject of the unconventional:
    much more better
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    for example in US measurement system

    Techincally I believe it's the Imperial system ... as in British ... not American.

    At least money in America is base ten. You should have tried living in England before Decimal Day on 15 February 1971. Prior to decimalisation the pound was divided into 20 shillings, each of 12 (old) pence; thus there were 240 (old) pence to the pound.

    Personally I think we use it because it takes a bit of thinking. Who wants something so easy that everyone knows it well.
     
  6. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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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.

    American football, is a bunch of guys wearing padding hitting each other while turning their brain to mush by giving each other concussions. What's not to like about that?


    I get why people don't understand it. There is literally about 10-15 minutes of on field play in 3 hours.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the game but I can see how it's forbidding if you are an outsider. The rules are pretty complex and so is the strategy.
     
  7. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Think of American football like a chess game between the two coaches. Except the pieces are big and stupid and rarely do as ordered
     
  8. vaalbara

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    because it's a super easy task to switch an entire country of 300 million to a different measuring system, right?

    i'm with you on baseball, but football is a thinking man's game.
     
  9. Septavius

    Septavius Senior member

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

    If you want to pay to replace all the machinery, tools, street signs, motor vehicles, textbooks, scales, thermometers, gauges, kitchen appliances, fuel pumps, milk jugs, etc in the entire United States that aren't in metric, feel free.
     
  10. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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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.

    American football, is a bunch of guys wearing padding hitting each other while turning their brain to mush by giving each other concussions. What's not to like about that?


    This vvv

    I get why people don't understand it. There is literally about 10-15 minutes of on field play in 3 hours.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the game but I can see how it's forbidding if you are an outsider. The rules are pretty complex and so is the strategy.


    because it's a super easy task to switch an entire country of 300 million to a different measuring system, right?

    Many countries did,in fact only 3 did not.
     
  11. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    A quick word.

    It's the British Imperial measurements system you're describing


    numbers are different,system is not.
     
  12. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    So? Just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean you should too.

    If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you too?

    If everyone else got involved in a big ass war in Europe woul....oh god damn
     
  13. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you too?

    If jumping off that cliff would give me better and more conventional life,why not?
     
  14. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    H-HA! Nevermind, i have nothing. Running outta steam here, serotonin levels nose diving
     
  15. munchausen

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    This vvv


    Funny thing about football, even though it's the most popular sport in the US, you will still find that maybe 5% of the people watching REALLY understand it. The average person thinks that the game is won by the immense skill of the quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, linebackers, DBS, etc. These things are obviously very important, but the game is really won by the superhuman effort of the guys at the line, and everything else flows from the success or failure of the linemen to control the line of scrimmage.
     
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    Funny thing about football, even though it's the most popular sport in the US, you will still find that maybe 5% of the people watching REALLY understand it. The average person thinks that the game is won by the immense skill of the quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, linebackers, DBS, etc. These things are obviously very important, but the game is really won by the superhuman effort of the guys at the line, and everything else flows from the success or failure of the linemen to control the line of scrimmage.
    I've heard a theory that in the US babies get microchips implanted in them with all those rules,so they can understand it.
     
  17. Texasmade

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    Funny thing about football, even though it's the most popular sport in the US, you will still find that maybe 5% of the people watching REALLY understand it. The average person thinks that the game is won by the immense skill of the quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, linebackers, DBS, etc. These things are obviously very important, but the game is really won by the superhuman effort of the guys at the line, and everything else flows from the success or failure of the linemen to control the line of scrimmage.

    So true. That's why I always watch the line play more than anything else and prefer the Texans to draft o-line with their high draft picks.
     
  18. Hatch&Whisk

    Hatch&Whisk Senior member

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    the imperial system was originally invented as an idiot check for those passing through ellis island. if you cant remember 12:1 then we dont want you shitting up our slums.

    thats why america is smartest [​IMG]
     
  19. Huntsman

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    I have no problem with it UNTIL you start getting into some engineering calculations where the base units are important. Heat transfer work, for instance, is horrible in U.S/Imperial. It's just awful. The slug is kinda weird, too, truth be told.

    ~ H
     
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    I have no problem with it UNTIL you start getting into some engineering calculations where the base units are important. Heat transfer work, for instance, is horrible in U.S/Imperial. It's just awful. The slug is kinda weird, too, truth be told.

    ~ H


    Isn't all that work done in metric anyway? I mean any time I've been in science we've used metric I'm pretty sure.
     

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