Quote of the day: metric system

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by NTA, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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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.
    Dave Barry
     
  2. rankhornjp

    rankhornjp Active Member

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    I love Dave Barry, he's pretty funny.
     

  3. NullMatrix

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    Actually, metric seems pretty popular for measuring street drugs as well.
     
  4. BirdMan

    BirdMan Active Member

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    Metric is much better at just about everything. We should have made the switch years ago.
     
  5. asbrand

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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.
     
  6. Xiclotl

    Xiclotl Active Member

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

     
  7. Xiclotl

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    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.
     
  8. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    And proud of it!