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View Poll Results: What measurment system do you like more?
Metric/Sl system 7 36.84%
US/Imperial system 12 63.16%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Three countries (USA, Myanmar and Liberia) had not officially convertet to the metric system yet. Otherwise, the whole world use the standard metric/international measurment.
(My last poll about metrication)


 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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We take that very offensively, I'm probably way smarter than you and I'm younger than you.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Bread makes me poop
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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We take that very offensively, I'm probably way smarter than you and I'm younger than you.
How is that offensive? The metric system would make sense, and it is used more often then one would think right here in the US.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's certain that the Metric system is better and more efficient. The issue is not that Americans believe the english system to be superior, it's just what we know. Since we were educated using the english system, swift change is very difficult. I would support a gradual shift, over the course of a generation perhaps. However, a swift change to the metric system because it is more efficient makes about as much sense as switching to a different computer keyboard orientation which is more efficient.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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How is that offensive? The metric system would make sense, and it is used more often then one would think right here in the US.
He called us idiots, he must of edited it out or something.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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He called us idiots, he must of edited it out or something.
He always does. Small vocabulary = small mind usually. Resorting to name calling when you don't get the answers you THINK you should be getting is the tactics of a child, either chronologically or mentally. Wonder how long it is going to be again in this thread before they break out the name calling.

Lets start a pool. Winner takes all... OK winner gets the satisfaction of guessing when he breaks down. I say after 16 posts or tomorrow Morning around 10:00 AM EST whichever comes first.

Plus he left out that England doesn't use the metric system 100% either yet. OP is on some crusade to prove that Americans are stupid (as he has posted a couple of times already) And I HIGHLY doubt this is the last thread that will be started about how the metric system is better and we are 'tards for not embracing it.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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He called us idiots, he must of edited it out or something.
No, I never did.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How come they use grams as nutrient facts, and milligrams on pills?
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Arrow Metrics 4 Life!

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How is that offensive? The metric system would make sense, and it is used more often then one would think right here in the US.
your correct! where i live we use the metric system quiet frequently here in indiana. so much that it is like it is second nature. when we hear that my friend got a ticket for 100kph in a 65 kph zone we automaticly know he got in trouble for doing 60mph in a 40mph.
temps are also given in degrees celsius here. and some speed limit signs are only in kph
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