Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
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28-10-2013, 10:52 PM
RE: Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
(28-10-2013 05:10 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(27-10-2013 10:13 PM)Youkay Wrote:  The imperial unit system is just stupid!

1 foot is 12 inch,
and 1 yard is 3 feet, so 36 inches
1 chain are 22 yards, or 66 feet, or 792 inches
1 mile are 80 chains, are 1760 yards, or 5280 feet, or 62260 inches

And how many inches is 2.83 yards? WTF?!

I was reminded that how stupid the imperial system is because of this thread.

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I'd be lying if I said that I never wondered what the fuck the US was thinking by keeping (hanging on to?) the Imperial measurements... Then again, I once found myself wondering who the fuck thought it'd be a great idea to measure in odd intervals (12 inches a foot, 3 foot in a yard etc.)...

It was used when they didn't have precise measuring tools and so a foot was literally a foot.
I can't remember what measurement it was, a yard maybe??? that changed every time the monarch changed because it was based on the monarchs measurements.
Can't even remember the country that happened.

Either way it's fucking stupid to not use metric these days.

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28-10-2013, 11:33 PM
RE: Let's get rid of imperial unit system!
Thought New Zealanders measured things in Merino's and spoons.




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