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Old 09-19-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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...you don't want to hang out with him in the garage when that good ol' metric gets in his way. He's bound to put a king's foot right up where the sun don't shine
Sounds like a "royal" PITA!
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sounds like a "royal" PITA!
BOOOOOOO..........
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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What's a royal PITA?
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What's a royal PITA?
PITA = "pain in the backside" with one substitute.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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Wink PITA defined

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What's a royal PITA?
Urban Dictionary: PITA
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: University Place, WA
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The U.S. can change measurements to metric when they pry my English measuring cups and spoons from my cold, dead hands.

No kidding, I am too old to be relearning how to measure ingredients, in metric, for recipes--much less cutting a recipe down from 5-6 servings to 1-2 servings.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: west coast
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Metric conversion will happen when men wake up to the fact that they can brag about six inches being a whooping 152 millimeters.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Metric conversion will happen when men wake up to the fact that they can brag about six inches being a whooping 152 millimeters.
15 cm? :haha:
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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The U.S. can change measurements to metric when they pry my English measuring cups and spoons from my cold, dead hands.

No kidding, I am too old to be relearning how to measure ingredients, in metric, for recipes--much less cutting a recipe down from 5-6 servings to 1-2 servings.
The U.S. can change to decimalized currency when they pry my pounds, shillings, and pence from my cold, dead hands.

I'm too old to be relearning how to count and manage my money. I want back my:

* Guinea (21s.)
* Sovereign (20s.)
* Half guinea (10s. 6d.)
* Half sovereign (10s.)
* Double Crown (10s.)
* Quarter guinea (5s. 3d.)
* Crown (5s.)
* Double florin (4s.)
* Half crown (2s. 6d.)
* Florin (2s.)
* Shilling (1s.)
* Sixpence (6d.)
* Threepence (3d)
* Twopence (2d)
* Penny (1d.)
* Halfpenny (d.)
* Farthing (d.)

What is this dollars and cents nonsense anyway? It's too hard to use.

They even gave out this to help me but its useless:


What does the "Units of 10 New Pence" mean? It sounds confusing enough already.

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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There are still parts on my old 1994 Pontiac that aren't metric, but I don't know the details.
By then, I wouldn't expect that they would go all metric right away. It's probably mostly metric by then. But then who buys that crap nowadays? Maybe metric kept the American car companies alive with the cost savings. They might be extinct right now if they still used Colonial measures. I think we have averted a defect disaster since the use of metric.

Did anyone notice that water/soda bottles bottles are now metricated. The new 500 mL bottles of water or soda along with the 3 L bottle of water are now available at the grocery store. I think that the tap water conspiracy that is currently underway is a conspiracy against SI metric.
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