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 View Poll Results: Should gas be measured and priced in liter instead of US Gallon? Yes, Liter is better than Gallon (3.78 L) 7 24.14% No, I prefer gallon more than liters 22 75.86% Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

07-16-2008, 08:40 AM
 Location: Western Hoosierland 18,264 posts, read 7,275,582 times Reputation: 5943

i think the metric system being used in the USA is a great idea!! where i live we already have metric speed limit signs on the greenways, temps are given in degrees celsius and weight is measured in grams or kilos. I dont live near the Canadian Border. i live in indiana

I chose liters

07-16-2008, 09:16 AM
 Location: New Jersey 195 posts, read 583,629 times Reputation: 123
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 Originally Posted by Go Ne And how exactly does gas by the liter make more sense than gas by the gallon?
Because 1 gallon is 3.78 L... if it was 4 L, then it make sence.

07-16-2008, 09:24 AM
 Location: Chicago 3,340 posts, read 8,705,658 times Reputation: 1215
But 1 Gallon is also 4 quarts, also, 4 liters are .945 gallons.

07-16-2008, 10:02 AM
 Location: West Michigan 12,084 posts, read 34,162,598 times Reputation: 16839
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 Originally Posted by NorthNJ Because 1 gallon is 3.78 L... if it was 4 L, then it make sence.
But we don't fill by the liter so it is a moot point. We fill by the gallon here.

If you are using it for an argument for smaller increments, every fuel pump I have installed in the last 20 years reads down to the 1/100 of a gallon, some of the newer ones read down to 1/1000th of a gallon for the volume pumped.

Get over yourself would you. If you are living in the US, don't expect a whole country to adapt to what you are used to. Just as none of us would go to your home country and call everybody names and spout how the US system of measurement is sooooooo much better than metric. Adapt and adjust, or move someplace else. Simple really.

07-16-2008, 10:56 AM
 105 posts, read 441,794 times Reputation: 56
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 Originally Posted by Bydand But we don't fill by the liter so it is a moot point. We fill by the gallon here. If you are using it for an argument for smaller increments, every fuel pump I have installed in the last 20 years reads down to the 1/100 of a gallon, some of the newer ones read down to 1/1000th of a gallon for the volume pumped. Get over yourself would you. If you are living in the US, don't expect a whole country to adapt to what you are used to. Just as none of us would go to your home country and call everybody names and spout how the US system of measurement is sooooooo much better than metric. Adapt and adjust, or move someplace else. Simple really.
I agree with everything you said here Bydand and I'm glad someone finally put him in his place. Why should americans change there ways to accommodate you. If you don't like the way we do things here in america you should go back to sweden.

07-16-2008, 11:28 AM
 Location: New Jersey 195 posts, read 583,629 times Reputation: 123
I just want to tell you that metric units is much easier than us system.
Be honest!!

07-16-2008, 11:54 AM
 Location: West Michigan 12,084 posts, read 34,162,598 times Reputation: 16839
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 Originally Posted by NorthNJ I just want to tell you that metric units is much easier than us system. Be honest!!
FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!! Yes I am yelling that. For the vast majority of Americans the US system is easier.

07-17-2008, 04:10 AM
 Location: Cold Frozen North 1,928 posts, read 4,632,224 times Reputation: 1274
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 Originally Posted by NorthNJ I just want to tell you that metric units is much easier than us system. Be honest!!
It may be true that conversion between metric units is easier (goes by 10), but the problem for people like me who are used to the present system is figuring out how a cm relates to an inch or how a foot relates to whatever. I would mentally have to convert to a unit of measure that I know first to understand. If someone quotes me kilometers per hour, I would mentally have to do the math to miles per hour to understand what the number means to my personal experience - that's the problem most Americans would have with it.

07-17-2008, 04:47 AM
 2,255 posts, read 4,893,129 times Reputation: 771
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 Originally Posted by HighPlainsDrifter73 It may be true that conversion between metric units is easier (goes by 10), but the problem for people like me who are used to the present system is figuring out how a cm relates to an inch or how a foot relates to whatever. I would mentally have to convert to a unit of measure that I know first to understand. If someone quotes me kilometers per hour, I would mentally have to do the math to miles per hour to understand what the number means to my personal experience - that's the problem most Americans would have with it.
You need to understand his motive here. He's trying to get a rise out of everyone on this subject. This is his fifth thread on the subject and I'm not sure why the moderator in this section is even tolerating this as it is not leading anywhere.

07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
 2,255 posts, read 4,893,129 times Reputation: 771
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 Originally Posted by bluepacific You need to understand his motive here. He's trying to get a rise out of everyone on this subject. This is his fifth thread on the subject and I'm not sure why the moderator in this section is even tolerating this as it is not leading anywhere.
Okay well this seems to explain a lot. Apparently he lives with his mummy and daddy still and can't go back to his Socialist Paradise. This would account for the adolescent behavior in creating five threads on the same subject.

Hot & Humid summers!

Did you notice how he expressed himself in describing the temperature as being in the 80s (US Fahrenheit) and not in EU Celsius ???????????????
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