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Old 03-09-2016, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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The only imperial units used in Estonia and in Europe general I suppose are inches for screen and wheel size.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Finland
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The only imperial units used in Estonia and in Europe general I suppose are inches for screen and wheel size.
Yeah. Plus the smallest amount of purchasable gold is 1 ounce.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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No one really uses imperial units in Taiwan, though personally I prefer inches to centimeters.

We do use some really weird stuff such as catty (1 catty = 600 grams) or pyeong/tsubo (1 pyeong = 3 something square meters), because of Japanese influence. There's also a really weird one called 甲, which came from morgen or akkar in Dutch as Taiwan used to be a Dutch colony like a zillion years ago.
Hey, no judgment here. These are not "weird" units. They're just units. Are these units in everyday use, or are they esoteric?
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: The South
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Anyone who's taken science courses in the U.S. knows that we're one of three countries that hasn't gone metric.

IMO, this statement is misleading. Some countries are officially metric, but people, or even the government, still go around using non-metric units.

Are there circumstances in your country where non-metric units are universally preferred? For example, IIRC, it would be weird to hear "I weigh 70 kg" in the UK.

I'm curious as to whether any non-anglosphere countries still regularly use non-metric units.
None are really officially metric. For some reason they have overlooked time. If you are going to go metric, go all the way.

Time Metric Time
24 hours per day 10 hours per day
60 minutes per hour 100 minutes per hour
1,440 minutes per day 1,000 minutes per day
60 seconds per minute 100 seconds per minute
3,600 seconds per hour 10,000 seconds per hour
86,400 seconds per day 100,000 seconds per day

Format problems, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Canada uses metric on paper, but a great many people just won't give up the ghost. I was in Nepal a few months ago and overheard some girl from Edmonton admit that she wasn't even sure if we use imperial or metric. How can you not know that? It's such an annoying situation.

Signs on roads are always km/h and temperature is universally spoken of in celsius. People in everyday language will tell you their height and weight in feet/inches and pounds. The older the person, the moreso, although young people are hardly getting over it. I think we switched over to metric almost 50 years ago now.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Finland
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None are really officially metric. For some reason they have overlooked time. If you are going to go metric, go all the way.

Time Metric Time
24 hours per day 10 hours per day
60 minutes per hour 100 minutes per hour
1,440 minutes per day 1,000 minutes per day
60 seconds per minute 100 seconds per minute
3,600 seconds per hour 10,000 seconds per hour
86,400 seconds per day 100,000 seconds per day

Format problems, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
Messing up with astronomical durations is just idiotic, as we simply can't affect them.

BTW, the US has already started its metrification. 1 dollar = 100 cents. Have some change? Need an inch for the bus.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The South
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Messing up with astronomical durations is just idiotic, as we simply can't affect them.

BTW, the US has already started its metrification. 1 dollar = 100 cents. Have some change? Need an inch for the bus.
I went to the booze store last night to get my refill. I couldn't find a single pint, quart, or gallon. Everything was liters. Had to settle for a .75 liter bottle of Kentucky Bourbon (Old Charter 8 year old).
Went grocery shopping this morning at the local Kroger, Senior day, all seniors get a 5%(metric) discount on their bill. Bought my usual brand of coffee, Maxwell House Intense Bold, the dang container was clearly marked 896 g.
I just can't wait for the USA to go metric and get in step with all them metricated countries. Life will be so simple then.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The only imperial units used in Estonia and in Europe general I suppose are inches for screen and wheel size.
Yeah, it's funny for me to hear people in France, who are generally extremely metric-focused, say things like "un téléviseur de 50 pouces" (pouce is the French word for inch).
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Yeah, it's funny for me to hear people in France, who are generally extremely metric-focused, say things like "un téléviseur de 50 pouces" (pouce is the French word for inch).


That's a bit huge for a tv

Spoiler
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That's a bit huge for a tv
I won't tell you how big mine is then...
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