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Frontier_Bill 08-24-2006 05:17 PM

Metric System in America
Well, I'm going to try my hand at a poll.

What do you guys think about the metric system use in America?
And you Canadians and people from other countries are exempt...

pillage 08-24-2006 05:28 PM

It is already used here. Anyone who has a new car or buys tires should already be aquainted as well as anyone who has served in the military.

McGuinness 08-24-2006 05:30 PM

Metric is much simpler to use as almost everything is a multiple of 10.

Changing everything in the US to Metric would not be worth the cost though. I also like Fahrenheit over Celsius.

Frontier_Bill 08-24-2006 06:03 PM

I mean, phase out the standard system. It is also used in the scientific community as well. The government maps I deal with use metric increments, except for miles and acres.

Gabe 08-24-2006 06:06 PM

The metric system is more practical and all that jazz, but I'm just more at home with the american system. So, keep it.

DarkNinja 08-24-2006 06:24 PM

The metric system is far better, but im so use to ours that its rough trying to figure it out

How long is 199cm? Without a calculator(or or some other way to quickly calculate) to convert that to inches I couldnt picture it. I understand the system but cant see it, know what I mean?

Frontier_Bill 08-24-2006 06:37 PM

Roughly about 7 feet.

I understand your plight. However, I think that if they atarted educating children with it, then the transition would go smoother, but I dont see that happening soon.

Edit: Gah, I was wrong, 6.52887 feet.

mike31c 08-24-2006 06:39 PM

I remember gas stations here in Nor. Cal trying that Metric stuff back in the 70's...WAY TOO MANY IDIOTS who complained to the workers they were not getting a gallon (never mind the fact all the pumps were LISTED as Liters)

But I am voting yes. Maybe we won't loose any more space ships if everyone was using the same measuring system?

Frontier_Bill 08-24-2006 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by mike31c (Post 23745)
...Maybe we won't loose any more space ships if everyone was using the same measuring system?


kidneythief 08-24-2006 06:48 PM

Hell no!!!

Thats just un american!


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