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Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
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Metric is much better at just about everything. We should have made the switch years ago.
 

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I remember being taught the metric system when I was in grade school, back in the 70's, because we were "going to be making the switch".

Well, we see how well that happened, 'eh? :roll:

I really wish we had switched over. It is such a much more logical system.
 

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Why the metric system is better!
http://www.metric4us.com/why.html

Top 10 reasons we should convert to the Metric System (with apologies to David Letterman)

10. People will finally understand my joke about driving attoparsecs per nanocenturies.
9. Gas will seem cheaper at 50 cents a liter.
8. Being 22 kilos overweight does not sound as bad as 50 lbs.
7. Defense will be easier if the offense has to drive 10 meters for a first down.
6. Arizona summers will not seem as bad when its only 40 degrees outside.
5. Its not "metric", its "Digital"!
4. Imagine all the exciting math you will do converting your favorite recipes to milliliters.
3. Less fractions to deal with like, "Do I need a five eighths socket or a nine sixteenths to loosen this nut?"
2. The boy band 98º will not be as popular calling themselves 36.7º.
1. Half a liter is more than a pint, which means, MORE BEER FOR EVERYBODY!
 

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asbrand said:
I remember being taught the metric system when I was in grade school, back in the 70's, because we were "going to be making the switch".

Well, we see how well that happened, 'eh? :roll:

I really wish we had switched over. It is such a much more logical system.
My parents moved us from Manitoba to Georgia when I was twelve. I had to quickly learn to switch from centimeters to inches and meters to yards. And from learning French as my 2nd language to...nothing. There was no language program in my elementary school (Dresden). You know the old joke: What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American.
 
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