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Old 07-16-2007, 03:03 PM  
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Why aren't we on the metric system?

Given that the system of weights and measures we currently used is the "English" system and England gave that up long ago, why are we clinging to this achaic, non-intuitive system?

Below is a map showing all the countries not using the Metric system currently. Can you name the others without looking them up? (I was close on one and lost with the other)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ric_system.png

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Because we don't use a base 10 number system....Wait...
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Actually, England hasnít fully integrated the metric system. At least they still measure speed in MPH.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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Actually, England hasnít fully integrated the metric system. At least they still measure speed in MPH.

I actually asked that of the guy who sent me this map. I believe they use miles all the way around, for speed and for distance (I suppose that it would be silly with any other combination).
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
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"Why aren't we using the metric system?"

Because it's French. Are you at all familiar with politics in America?
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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I assume that's all the US, Liberia, and Myanmar have in common.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #7
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Because we are the last line of defense defending our cultural heratige for future generation. Within twenty years of adopting the metric system the meaning of The Who's "I Can See for Miles" would be lost to the world forever.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:58 PM   #8
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I assume that's all the US, Liberia, and Myanmar have in common.

Good call. I actually had looked at an older map and saw it as Butan.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:06 PM   #9
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Within twenty years of adopting the metric system the meaning of The Who's "I Can See for Miles" would be lost to the world forever.
I never thought of it like that before.

I guess Denver would then be called 1.6 Kilometer High. I can live with that.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:09 PM   #10
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Don't forget the 1.6 kilometer high club

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it really is 15.24cm long....
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #11
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:15 PM   #12
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What's that country in the Pacifici I bet they're not commies!


Umm, you mean Hawaii?
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #13
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Umm, you mean Hawaii?
No I think that's some commies. The one in red.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #14
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:45 PM   #15
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They tried to put us on the metric system in the 70's. It bombed.
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