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Old 05-29-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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One and only thing I hate with this country is that they use the 'Imperial/English system' which sucks and is much difficult than much better and easier Metric System.
Only three countries in the world use the Imperial system, and the rest of the world use the Metric System.

Why using much harder Inches, Foot, Yard, Pound, Gallon etc. than Meter, Kilometer, Centimeter, Millimeter, Kilo etc. that you just multiply by 10? It's better & easier!! The whole world is using the International metric system.

The temperatures should be in Celsius too, not Fahrenheit! Celsius is used in the whole world except United States.

 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? Do you realize how much money and disruption that would cost?
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Gosh...I think they tried to do that about 30 years ago and failed. I wonder with a more global economy now if Americans would be more receptive.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? Do you realize how much money and disruption that would cost?
It doesn't matter. They collect taxes from everyone and the country is rich.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Gosh...I think they tried to do that about 30 years ago and failed. I wonder with a more global economy now if Americans would be more receptive.
Yes, I remember when we were all preparing to switch over and then it didn't happen. I don't remember why.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It doesn't matter. They collect taxes from everyone and the country is rich.
Yes it does matter, our country is heavily in debt (trillions of dollars) and in a recession or heading towards one. Gas prices, food prices, etc.. are all up. The last thing we need is more debt and more costs put on struggling Americans. Get over it or just go back to whatever country you came from if it bothers you that much.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? Do you realize how much money and disruption that would cost?
Yeah I kind of think of it as as big as a disturbance as changing driving from the right hand side of the road to the left hand side (well maybe not that big)
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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One and only thing I hate with this country is that they use the 'Imperial/English system' which sucks and is much difficult than much better and easier Metric System.
Only three countries in the world use the Imperial system, and the rest of the world use the Metric System.

Why using much harder Inches, Foot, Yard, Pound, Gallon etc. than Meter, Kilometer, Centimeter, Millimeter, Kilo etc. that you just multiply by 10? It's better & easier!! The whole world is using the International metric system.

The temperatures should be in Celsius too, not Fahrenheit! Celsius is used in the whole world except United States.
No I'd rather not, all of the elderly would have to learn it, kids would have to re learn it and forget what they have learned before.

And who really cares about Celsius and Fahrenheit? and as has been said before go back to your country if its soooooooooo bad.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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Yeah I think about the only thing left from our big push to use the metric system 30 years ago is the 2-liter soda bottle.

I travel a lot to China and France (the country that invented the metric system) and it takes only a day or two to get used to using the metric system, and vice-versa. I just look at it as one of the fun things about traveling. It doesn't bother me at all that we don't use it here in the USA.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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No I'd rather not, all of the elderly would have to learn it, kids would have to re learn it and forget what they have learned before.

And who really cares about Celsius and Fahrenheit? and as has been said before go back to your country if its soooooooooo bad.
Oh God, some people would have to re-learn things, even though it makes things easier in the long run. Are American children so lazy/incompetent they can't learn both?
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