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# What Do the United States of America, and Her People, Fear about the Metric System?

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posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:51 PM

Sorry, whitewave. Yhose links haven't convinced me.

Instead, they show a stubbornness born of inertia, and a skill at using twisted "logic" to support just about any position.

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:06 PM

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 ???

What is "one hair breadth" in metric? I can't find it on my metric conversion calculator. Still, I do seem to be able to envision how much that is.

Simple, practical references with which everyone has familiarity.

The metric system was adopted for COMMERCE. The system Americans use was adopted by people who actually worked and got things done.

Didn't figure the links would convince you, WWII. We've had this same conversation a few times in the past. You're welcome to your metric system. We'll keep our system, thank you.

Units of measure are arbitrary designations that we use for our convenience in everyday life. Metric is not convenient for practical, everyday life.

[edit on 13-9-2009 by whitewave]

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:22 PM

Metric is not convenient for practical, everyday life.

Sorry, that's just not true. IF it were true, then every country currently using the Metric Sysytem would switch!

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.

235 dived ooops....divided by two. Gee, that was easy........

(easier to do in my head than to type out, apparently...)
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[edit on 13 September 2009 by weedwhacker]

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:55 PM

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.

235 dived ooops....divided by two. Gee, that was easy........

(easier to do in my head than to type out, apparently...)

Since I didn't hire BOZO to build my house, I don't have window frames in ridiculous sizes. My windows are 3 ft. x 4 ft. Quick! What's the distance to the center? Yeah, tough one there.

Oh, and I DID make the drapes for my house. Didn't even use a tape measure.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 05:00 AM
Gosh, every day I need to calculate the exact distance to the centre of all my windows.
My psychiatrist has a fancy name for that, but I do not know how to spell it.

My windows have metric glass, 4mm thick.,
My curtains are metric too.

And I look out upon a metric world, hehehehehe.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:39 AM

If it isn't broke why fix it?

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But you see sir it is broke, Metric is aside from being more accurate... its a STANDARD for most all of the other leading countries. so again the US is behind yet again and still thinking there ok.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:43 AM
The metric system is socialist

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 07:02 AM

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

Actually... i don't want democracy in measurements! I much rather have A dictating to B that they are 16 zorqs apart, than they reaching a compromise at 8 zorqs, and me running out of fuel between the two places.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 10:19 PM
Pi is easier to calculate in fractions.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 08:25 AM

??????

What does Pi have to do with the subject???

Oh, and anyways, Pi is NOT better in fractions...not sure where that notion came from.....

Try using Pi in a fraction to calculate the area of a circle. Good luck with that.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 11:08 AM
Yes Metri systeemi i am from EU and we use it widely over here eh we dont got nothing else but when you think of it !? it is more closer the true meaning of science.

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 07:37 AM
To me the metric system is obviously better, more streamlined.
Not some confusing rag tag collection of measurements from all over history.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 02:51 AM

this is just a shameless KUDOS to this guy ... I laughed so hard I peed ..................... that was so funny.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 03:00 AM
I don't 'fear' the metric system at all. Why use it when we already have a working system in place? It's not like folks are running around going 'oooo it's the metric system, run or they will make us learn it', it just isn't the system we use. Simple as that.

posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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.

Go figure.

Same goes with everything else.

Speaking of Bilingual, that is also a misconception. All American children are required to take two years of a foreign language (as of decades ago) ***at least in the State that I schooled in***

I learned 2yrs of Latin, 2yrs of French, and 1yr of Spanish.

posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 05:25 PM

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.

Go figure.

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Hm nope pretty sure I was taught imperial to at school

And I'm from Britain, well I never. Please everyone knows both systems because different countries use different systems. It is so annoying.
I'm sailing from one country to another and suddenly the measurements change. It would be lovely if we could all use one system.

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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[edit on 28/9/09 by GobbledokTChipeater]

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 06:12 AM
I use mainly metric but I understand and can convert to imperial pretty good as well as well.

To me the metric system makes a whole lot more sense. I haven't read the whole thread so not sure if someone has mentioned it:

1 Kg of water is 1 litre (not sure what temperature this is at)
1 litre is 1000 cubic centimetres
Water freezes at 0°C (at sea level)
Water boils at 100°C

Volume, weight and length are all linked to each other.
Temperature is linked to an actual physical thing.

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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[edit on 28/9/09 by GobbledokTChipeater]

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 07:02 AM
Yeah America is backwards.

Sits on 10,000 nukes and tell everyone else to get rid of theirs.

I guess it's just their ego. They don't want to change because they don't want to be like everyone else. They believe their system is better but they are in denial. They are brought up in this world believing U.S.A > all.

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