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Old 03-15-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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i can't get my head around why a rich, first world superpower like the US is so retarded over certain issues. why can't u at least introduce them both in elementary and/or highschool? no bashing, just curious.
Who says they don't teach metric in elementary and or high school?
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Who says they don't teach metric in elementary and or high school?
Well clearly they're not teaching it very well if people think Celsius isn't accurate.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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i can't get my head around why a rich, first world superpower like the US is so retarded over certain issues. why can't u at least introduce them both in elementary and/or highschool? no bashing, just curious.
Can't speak for ALL schools, but generally it is my understanding that it is taught. The issue is that the students have no practical use or life experience in using it, unless they go into certain fields of work.
It's like you learning Imperial units and then going to your local butcher and ordering meat in pounds…they'd look at you funny.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Well clearly they're not teaching it very well if people think Celsius isn't accurate.
Being taught something is only useful if you retain it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Being taught something is only useful if you retain it.
That is true.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Officially, we have, but we still use mph over km/h and pounds/stone are frequently used to measure a person's weight, although kilograms are used in supermarkets to measure food - always.
This is pure barbarism. Wind is correctly measured in meters / second. All civilized countries do that.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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This is pure barbarism. Wind is correctly measured in meters / second. All civilized countries do that.
Canada doesn't. We are still after many years of being officially metric, still in transition. It is a generational thing, My parents, very little metric. Myself, weather, distance, metric. Weights when ordering food metric, but think of my weight in pounds. Wind, still think it in term of mph.

People younger than me are mostly all metric. Change does not happen overnight, and " civilized " doesn't come into it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:56 PM
 
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A better question is why doesn't the rest of the world get in line with us and use English units?

Dumbest thing I've ever heard - YouTube
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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Who does it actually affect besides some tourists? lol

It would be stupid to change, because it would have no benefit on the country.
It effects us.
our system of measurement is a backwards festering pile of rubbish. I couldn't even imaging trying to use that crap for a college level science class.


Why don't people listen to cassette tapes anymore?

Because there is a better way to listen to music.........
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It effects us.
our system of measurement is a backwards festering pile of rubbish. I couldn't even imaging trying to use that crap for a college level science class.


Why don't people listen to cassette tapes anymore?

Because there is a better way to listen to music.........
They use imperial measurements in college science classes?
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