# I Think the United States Should Switch to the Metric System

## 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
41-45, M
1 Response Dec 23, 2011

## 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
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
26-30
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
26-30, M
1 Response Oct 9, 2010

## 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
22-25, F
1 Response Jan 15, 2013

## 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
26-30
Jun 4, 2015

## 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
26-30
2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

## Lupus --- Tornado Of Destruction!!!

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
51-55, F
2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

## 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
41-45, M
1 Response Oct 4, 2009

## 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
51-55, M
12 Responses Oct 8, 2010