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28-10-2013, 04:37 AM
RE: Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
Who the fuck still uses Imperial?

Jesus Christ! How backward?

Metric beats Imperial by 1.61km.

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28-10-2013, 05:29 AM
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Those godless metric people. Angry You give them an inch, and they'll take 1.609344km.

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28-10-2013, 05:37 AM
RE: Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
(28-10-2013 12:04 AM)Youkay Wrote:  I always keep a pressure on people that they talk to me in SI units. A pound? A rock? What? Make sense, human!!! Tongue

You're yanking my chain, eh? I can't fathom the anger.

I may need a wee dram to calm down.

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28-10-2013, 05:55 AM
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I would walk 805 Kilometres. Just doesn't have the same ring to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3tNylJr...ata_player

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28-10-2013, 11:25 AM
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I don't know , but to my wife 20 cm sounds better then 7,8 inches. Cool

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28-10-2013, 11:29 AM
RE: Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
(28-10-2013 11:25 AM)Slowminded Wrote:  I don't know , but to my wife 20 cm sounds better then 7,8 inches. Cool

that's the main issue with the metric system imo. You know how $1.99 sounds cheaper than $2? well... 19.9 cm doesn't feel the same as 20 cm, you could say it's 20, but we know when we lie Sad

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28-10-2013, 12:23 PM
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Hey now. It's not the entire world that uses metric. Who could forget that bastion of progress, Myanmar?

Of course, even they are going to leave you behind soon.

The argument against change seems to be, er, 'change'. As in, change is bad (?) or hard (?) or expensive (?) or would make the sky fall (?). Now, when literally every other country on Earth (but one!) has managed to adopt a rational common basis of measurement in place of ad hoc traditional systems, why should that be different in the United States? I mean, I know exceptionalism is big there, but it's not usually of the flavour saying they're exceptionally worse...

The UK and Canada both adopted metric measurement decades ago now, in more or less exactly the same circumstances as a hypothetical US conversion (fun fact: metric units have been co-official in the US since 1866). In both cases old imperial units see a lot of continued colloquial use (steadily less so as the adherents are buried); this is seen as a problem by approximately nobody. In neither case did the sky fall due to the transition.

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28-10-2013, 12:33 PM
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Bonus fun fact: Imperial units are officially defined in terms of their metric equivalents. So there's that.

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28-10-2013, 12:34 PM
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Does the us military really use metric now. I hear them saying klicks for distance, that must be kms ?

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28-10-2013, 01:04 PM
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(27-10-2013 10:13 PM)Youkay Wrote:  [Image: science.png]

One thing I know for sure is those gerbils they used as point of reference sure as hell can't have been happy for being called medium-penised. I'll bet they're still in therapy. Or boinking anything that moves in an attempt to restore their masculinity! Big Grin

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