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Originally posted by LuFri
How about the rest of the world get in line and do it right.
The pyramid inch is one hair breadth difference than the currect U.S. inch. Metric is ???
Metric is not convenient for practical, everyday life.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Quick!! You're measuring to hang drapes, and you want to find the center of the window. The window frame is seven feet, 9 and 17/32 inches wide.
Quick!!!! What is the distance to the center, from the edge??
Or...another window frame is two meters, 35 centimeters wide.
divedooops....divided by two. Gee, that was easy........
(easier to do in my head than to type out, apparently...)
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
Reply to post by weedwhacker
If it isn't broke why fix it?
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Originally posted by whitewave
Just say "NO" to metric
Practical use of metric measurements
building with metric units
Caution: Metric system in use
A scientist's view
The pro-metric lobby have real problems with the concept of democracy - whatever arguments they put forward in favour of their bizarre system, they will not ever allow the poplulation to have a choice
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Actually here in the US of A I have used the metric system all my life.
In American schools we are taught metric conversions since like age 10-12.
See the rest of the world arrogantly thinks they are so smart and all, but they only know one system. Metric.
But those of us in the USA know both Imperial and Metric.