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Do you want the metric system in the USA?

post #1 of 122
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I'd be jumping for joy if here in the USA the metric system was standard. I know it would take time as nearly all of our construction and manufacturing businesses are tied with the imperial system, but it's time to go metric.
post #2 of 122
I'm dutch but i visited the USA twice, I would like to see it implied there as well. Those strange conversion factors really annoyed me. The metric system is a lot easier and thus a clear step forward.
post #3 of 122
I agree the Metric System is simpler to use and understand, but I honestly think we have a lot of other issues we need to address here in the U.S. before we spend what will likely be huge sums of money and no small effort in such a monumental task as changing our standards system.
post #4 of 122
No, cause it was just end up confusing the hell out of my teddy bear.
post #5 of 122
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No, cause it was just end up confusing the hell out of my teddy bear.
Why does your teddy bear need to know units of measurement in the first place?
post #6 of 122
Considering that marketing is global and especially when I'm working on my car or in the laboratory, everything is metric. Metric measurements are organized and ordered. Standard measurements have odd measuring increments and I hate having to switch back and forth. There's no other country that uses standard measurements. It's quite a PITA. Yes, and I hail from the US.
post #7 of 122
Yeah, that would be a blessing!
Seeing how the metric system is used almost everywhere else in the world.


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post #8 of 122
I voted yes. We were starting to do it in the 70s and the effort just kind of petered out.

I doubt it will ever happen though, or at least not in my lifetime. Considering how inmumerate most people are, it would confuse most people.

I wonder if anyone here was around in Britain or elsewhere when the conversion was made. I've met older people in Britain who still couldn't comprehend Celcius. I think that and kilometers/miles and centimeters/inches would be the hardest for most people.

Liters are already pretty widely used in drink bottles. A kilo is 2.2 pounds so that conversion is pretty easy.
post #9 of 122
I'd love to see it become standard here in the states but seeing how I already use it for everything, it wouldn't alter my life much.
post #10 of 122
I'm from America and I would be in favor of implementing the metric system here someday.
post #11 of 122
Heh, this is pretty weird. I was thinking about this in bed last night and I have no idea why. We should go metric, it'd just take a while to get used to thinking in metric.
post #12 of 122
America should have swapped to metric in the 70s.
Way way way overdue.
post #13 of 122
do what the uk does and just use both
post #14 of 122
yes, i think its about time they upgrade their system
post #15 of 122
Yes, but I don't care one way or the other. Are people really incapable of dealing with both systems?
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