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Beer served in Pints will always taste better period. I want a pint not a 500ml
It is funny how excited people get over these things. I'm surprised that a gallon of milk is so confusing for some people. I've traveled to a number of different countries and never had problems converting currency, volume, temperature, weight. I do have a Scottish friend who has fits when he comes here and tries to do conversions. He cusses like a lunatic. I laugh at him every time because he gets apoplectic over it. He can't understand why we are so backwards. I smile at him and say "Because it pisses you off." Don't worry. Maybe one day we will get metric here in the states and you can say "I told you so." and feel good about yourself. Until then you will just have to convert. If it's that big a deal, u2u me with your address and I'll send you a laminated metric conversion chart for Christmas.
You seem to know all about the metric system. Maybe you can tell me. Do they have a metric measurement for sarcasm?
Us stodgy old bastards who really don't care what units of measure we use really do cramp your style.
Hmm Seems like an overenthusiasm for metrics is hard on the sense of humor. Maybe I'll stick with the old system. I imagine I'll smile more.
the metric system?! over my cold dead body.
Originally posted by rizla
Throw the stupid system out. And while we're at it, destroy FAHRENHEIT for the love of GOD. I hate it!
Originally posted by badgerprints
Do you really think that changing to the metric system would do all of that?
You're in for a big surprise.
Also, we're the last ones? So? Does that make us wrong?
Learn to stand up under peer pressure. It will build character.
[edit on 12-12-2008 by badgerprints]
Originally posted by jd140
It's easy to say that we need to convert to the metric system without stating how it should be done.
Here is a small list of things that would need to be changed if we did convert.
1. speed limit signs
2. exit signs
3. math text books (all of them)
6 GPS systems
7. police radar guns
8. highway signs telling how far each town is (forget the name)
9 Gas pumps
10. Most sports fields
Just a small list to show the massive undertaking and money that it would have to be involved just so that we can be like everyone else. You could say do it a little at a time, but that wouldn't really work because most of those things I listed are connected.
If anyone has a plausible idea of how we could accomplish this task that is affordable then lets hear it.