I Think the United States Should Switch to the Metric System

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    It Would Be So Much

    easier to be on the metric system.  Since everything is based on 10's or mutiples of ten.   Not the confussing how many ounces in a quart or how many feet in a mile or fractions making up of how many 1/32 in 3 5/8th's inches, or even better how big is a 1/32 and a 1...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2009

    I don't even see why we had to be the

    "different one". The metric system is used everywhere so it's a lot of converting and I think it'd be simple to just teach children from the get go about the metric system so that they can save valuable time later on by not teaching them how to convert everything.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 4, 2015

    Go Metric!

    America, bite the bullet and switch over to the metric system already. Consider that the rest of the developed world may be on to something here. Yes, it means that we're going to have to convert all of our favorite recipes, and start reading those little numbers on the inside of...
    Pelicorn Pelicorn
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2011

    It makes no sense. Eventually we will have to

    switch, why not do it now? Sooner than later? Our system is so illogical and backwards Cmon America
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    Because This Confuses The Hell Out Of Me!

    Seriously people, go use metric, because it even seems like your system is multiple choice. I'm 182,5 centimeters tall and according to the Imperial system that's either 5'10, 6'0, 5'11 or 5'12... people keep reporting wrong numbers in Imperial (or convert it wrong to metric) for...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013

    I Could Never Quite Understand

    I'm Canadian, so I grew up with the Metric system, we were exposed to the alternative but only in passing...maybe a test or two on it in elementary school,  It always seemed to be just so random.  With metric units everything's nicely sliced up, Centimeter for example...
    Charos Charos
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Oct 7, 2010

    Subway Will Be Pissed

    They are already ripping people off with their 11 inch footlong sandwiches, imagine if they have to make the switch.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2011

    It's Hypocritical Nonsense!

    So many people don't want to switch to the metric system, and they have their reasons. Only thing is that most of the legitimate reasons sound something like this: "It'll cost too much to switch." Yes, it will cost money in some areas; many, perhaps. But if they are so against...
    thereaverofdarkness thereaverofdarkness
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    Lupus is like a TORNADO!!! IT DESTROYS EVERYTHING IN IT'S PATH!!! LUPUS IS AN "AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, AUTO. MEANING ---(SELF)!!! THE BODY THAT *ATTACKS* --- ITSELF!!! LUPUS USUALLY ATTACKS THE KIDNEYS FIRST!!! IT WILL TRAVEL FROM ONE ORGAN TO THE NEXT, DESTROYING. UNTIL...
    Lonelycricket Lonelycricket
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    No ...no ...no...

    A divisive measure  from  the bureaucrats of main land Europe , we here in Blighty retain our sovereign right to have our on currency weights and measures. Having no wish to be compliant with a bunch of Europeans who have surrendered their independence to...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    12 Responses Oct 8, 2010
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