Will the United States Ever

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    Will the United States Ever

    Mandate the use of the metric system ?

    Even the Brits dumped the system we use (and they invented) 30 years ago.
     
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    Impossible.  Football is too important.
     
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       RECOVER FROM 4 YEARS OF THE "BIG O" AND GANG ????   THEY MAKE JIMMY CARTER LOOK GOOD !!!   WHAT SAY YOU ????
     
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    Mandate the use of the metric system ? Even the Brits dumped the system we use (and they invented) 30 years ago.
    Posted by schadenfreude99


    To be honest the Brits use a mix of metric and imperial systems. eg For weighing fruits/veg etc its in Kg not Lbs. However, ask someone their height and weight and they might say for example "height: 5 foot 9 inches. Weight: 10stone 5pounds" (a stone=14lbs). So height is not in meters and cm yet. Temperature is in oC (unless you ask an old person, then its in oF), but driving distances and speeds are in miles, not km. Beer is still sold in pints and not litres/mls. However buy gas to fill up your car and its in litres. 
    However the European Union is gradually phasing in the metric system over the years, despite the grumbling of the remaining Brits to cling to ancient silly traditions. 
    A better example would be the rest of Europe, or Canada, or perhaps Australia. 


     
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    They teach it exclusively in (at least my) school.  Especially in science classes.  It will take a second generation of kids becoming adults.  Kinda like soccer
    Posted by GreginMeffa


    Great, just great.  ONE MORE THING I'M NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT KIDS THESE DAYS!
     
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    In Response to Will the United States Ever : To be honest the Brits use a mix of metric and imperial systems. eg For weighing fruits/veg etc its in Kg not Lbs. However, ask someone their height and weight and they might say for example "height: 5 foot 9 inches. Weight: 10stone 5pounds" (a stone=14lbs). So height is not in meters and cm yet. Temperature is in oC (unless you ask an old person, then its in oF), but driving distances and speeds are in miles, not km. Beer is still sold in pints and not litres/mls. However buy gas to fill up your car and its in litres.  However the European Union is gradually phasing in the metric system over the years, despite the grumbling of the remaining Brits to cling to ancient silly traditions.  A better example would be the rest of Europe, or Canada, or perhaps Australia. 
    Posted by plasko


    The metric system  is just like progressivisim:  a totally arbritrary foundation upon which a  supposed standard is established.

    LONG LIVE THE WHITWORTH STANDARD!
     
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    In Response to Re: Will the United States Ever : The metric system  is just like progressivisim:  a totally arbritrary foundation upon which a  supposed standard is established. LONG LIVE THE WHITWORTH STANDARD!
    Posted by skeeter20


    Yeah; having your measurements conform in a general sense to the 10-base mathematics you use is sooooooooo Teddy Roosevelt.
     
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    In Response to Re: Will the United States Ever : Yeah; having your measurements conform in a general sense to the 10-base mathematics you use is sooooooooo Teddy Roosevelt.
    Posted by WhatIsItNow


    That is not the base, you idiot.  the base is a measurement from the equator to the north pole, broken into "tenths" of that distance.  See? arbritary distance, upon which a standard is places, i.e. progressivism.

    Besides a hexadecimal standard is much more rational.
     
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    In Response to Re: Will the United States Ever:
    In Response to Re: Will the United States Ever : That is not the base, you idiot.  the base is a measurement from the equator to the north pole, broken into "tenths" of that distance.  See? arbritary distance, upon which a standard is places, i.e. progressivism. Besides a hexadecimal standard is much more rational.
    Posted by skeeter20



    Are you seriously suggesting the incredibly random English system makes logical sense?  Typical conservative: aggressively attached to the past without understanding why or seeking something better.
     
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    In Response to Re: Will the United States Ever : Are you seriously suggesting the incredibly random English system makes logical sense?  Typical conservative: aggressively attached to the past without understanding why or seeking something better.
    Posted by Reubenhop


    When did I ever say the English system made more sense?
    When?When? When?

    I clearly stated the withworth standard made more sense.  Read my posts, darn it all.

    It not that, then a simple base 16 makes much more sense, in terms of how mumbers work in the real world.   9H4F4F2G to yah.
     
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