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Old 10-09-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Fraser Valley, BC
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Should they? Most are but many American cities have the imperial units first. Now I totally understand why but I have to keep on remembering that sometimes the metric is in brackets and sometimes the imperials and brackets.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:02 PM
 
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94.7% of the world's population lives in a country where metric is the primary system of measurement. Yes.

Whenever I post temperatures on this site I make sure to post it in both systems - I feel like only posting it in Fahrenheit would be akin to being the "typical English-speaking tourist", that is, expecting everyone else to do the work of learning something foreign to them and doing no work yourself.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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American cities should imperial first, as that what's commonly used here. Elsewhere, metric first.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Metric first where metric is used, imperial first in America. Doesn't matter too much as long as both are included. I can't stand when people just post in metric on here and expect me and other Americans to understand it "since the rest of the world does".
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Fraser Valley, BC
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Metric first where metric is used, imperial first in America. Doesn't matter too much as long as both are included. I can't stand when people just post in metric on here and expect me and other Americans to understand it "since the rest of the world does".
I feel the exact same way when something is posted in Imperial. I try to post things in both
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Should they? Most are but many American cities have the imperial units first. Now I totally understand why but I have to keep on remembering that sometimes the metric is in brackets and sometimes the imperials and brackets.
Really? I've noticed my eye automatically focuses on Fahrenheit, no matter which position it's in.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:54 PM
 
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Wiki does just fine by having both systems: couldn't care less which is first. Anyway, I think our eyes naturally gravitate towards the units used in our countries and don't care if someone only wants to post in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. If someone doesn't know the other system, they could use the opportunity to learn it or take a few seconds to look up the translation. I created a poll to see what percentage of people are fluent in both just out of curiosity.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/weath...t-celsius.html
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Esquel, Argentina
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Really? I've noticed my eye automatically focuses on Fahrenheit, no matter which position it's in.
Same here (obviously being Argentine my eyes automatically focus on Celcius not Fahrenheit).
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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My brain automatically figures whats in Celsius and what isn't, even if their bracketed.
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