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Originally posted by loner007
We went metric ages ago but the people in the UK well a good majority are so thick the government had to bring back the old system.
the "unfortunately slightly-less educated"
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
Well, never let it be said that Americans are keen to the idea of having foreign rulers.
Give them an inch and they'll insist on 2.54 centimeters!
Stereotypical American arrogance (and horrible puns aside) - I honestly have no idea.
*edit - clean up on Aisle 6.
[edit on 6/25/10 by GENERAL EYES]
Originally posted by virgom129
America is the last modern country that refuses to go metric. Why?
I'm in Australia and we went metric in 1969.
Does the US want to hold on to the old system when metric is so much easier to learn and calculate?
I know it costs a lot to change all signage and equipment but why is the US the only Western Power that refuses to change??