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ajaxlepinski wrote:
When I was in 6th and 7th grade, the whole country was supposed to go metric.
After two years of metric schoolwork, the scheme was suddenly dropped and everyone was like, WTF? Two years down the shitter!

I still believe that tool manufacturers were behind the shutdown.
If we went metric, mechanics would only need one set of tools and that would have meant 50% less tools would be sold.

Metric is fine...
1/2 cm = 5 mm easy peazy

We should have stuck it out.


Go further back than that and blame British pirates in the Caribbean for the US not moving to metric...

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/28/574044232/how-pirates-of-the-caribbean-hijacked-americas-metric-system

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We learnt both at school here.
We learnt feet and inches centre meters and meters.
We still use miles for speed and we still use feet and inches for height. Most other things are metric and make more sense.

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BleedingWhiskey wrote:
ajaxlepinski wrote:
When I was in 6th and 7th grade, the whole country was supposed to go metric.
After two years of metric schoolwork, the scheme was suddenly dropped and everyone was like, WTF? Two years down the shitter!

I still believe that tool manufacturers were behind the shutdown.
If we went metric, mechanics would only need one set of tools and that would have meant 50% less tools would be sold.

Metric is fine...
1/2 cm = 5 mm easy peazy

We should have stuck it out.


Go further back than that and blame British pirates in the Caribbean for the US not moving to metric...

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/28/574044232/how-pirates-of-the-caribbean-hijacked-americas-metric-system



Amazing story! Had no idea!!! :thu:

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Also, I hate to bring this to light considering there are some feelings in this thread, but you misspelled "disappointed".


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At least you guys are sticking to something. Not this half and half can't fully commit bullshit we have up here.

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Metric System is for commies. Not hommies.

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When I was visiting my brother, pumping gas in liters confused the hell out of me. I also don't think most Americans are willing to accept kilometers, kilograms or celsius. But maybe we could adopt every other metric measure and use a hybrid system. Personally, I could handle Kilometers because it's basically a ÷/.6 or ×1.8 conversion until we begin to think in kph and the like.

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It's x1.6 actually


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You are right. For some reason, I remember using 9/5 in chemistry.

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You are right. For some reason, I remember using 9/5 in chemistry.



the celsius thread is the one you seek


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