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View Poll Results: Which measurment system is overall better?
Metric/SI system 57 64.77%
Imperial/U.S. system 31 35.23%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Which measurment do you prefer overall? Which is better? Easier?
(Only 3 countries in the world does not use the metric system)




(GREEN = COUNTRIES THAT USE THE METRIC SYSTEM!)
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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The metric system hands down.

For MANY more reasons than I can care to list:

1. It is simple to use. To convert between cm to mm to m for example you just move the decimal around. The english system is roughly based on threes and when it was developed the system was based on what made sense. Three feet in a yard, 12 inches in a foot, 5280 feet in a mile. Nowadays it just doesn't make sense. There are hundreds of conversions with the English system, the metric system you only have a decimal to move.

2. The metric system is much more standardized. It has become integrated with the ISO system.

3. It is easier to deal with on the foreign trade level.

4. In terms of metrology, there is always something lost in the conversion. The SI unit for length is the meter, the distance light travels within a vacuum for a predetermined length of time.

The old English system is still around because so many Americans, and American companies use it. But in all reality the English system is the more difficult system to use and would be better for manufacturing, quality and international trade for Americans to fully adopt metric as a system.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Well, it seems that America, Burma, and Antarctica, has it right.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Well, it seems that America, Burma, and Antarctica, has it right.
Antarctica is not a country, so it does not use any measurment system
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Antarctica is not a country, so it does not use any measurment system
Hasn't any one heard of sarcasim, yet?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I see your back North NJ, and Matthias etc.

Hur är Ny Jersey?

Annoying isn't it?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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well actually Myanmar hasn't declared that it's on the imperial system nor is it on the metric system. Myanmar likes to swing..lol they use both in Myanmar. So in a way Myanmar doesnt count.Neither does Anarctica because it isn't a country so really the US stands alone.


Metric System hands down!
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Metric is the most American system! The Colonial/Imperial system has the foot based on the shoe size of a 11th century English King--very un-American. Plus I thought we overthrew the British in the late 1700's, so why continue to use the oppressor's system?
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^^.........

But the British you the Metric system.

So... We're going to over throw the oppressor's old system, to use the current?
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Imperial..
Why? because i grew up on it.
I really can care less what the rest of the world uses.
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