imperial or metric measurements. which do you use?

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  1. wavelength

    wavelength Well-Known Member

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    the title says it all.

    me, i use metric. i am biased, but imperial makes no sense with 14 pounds to a stone and some other random number for a tonne or whatever is next. also, meytric has things like millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, miles, ect. with all but one having a commen suffix and a logical order of prefix's. also, it is all in 10's, 100's, 1000's ect so again it stikes me as more logical. prove me wrong tfw users.
     
  2. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Since I hate metric, and I live in the USA, I use imperial.
     
  3. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    Huh? What's a metre? Are you talking about some system of measurement with logic behind it? Bah! We Americans don't have time for such nonsence, we just use terms like, "over yonder", "just a hair" "a skosh" or "shitload".
     
  4. Gnaw

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    Isn't the metric system more effcient, but America doesn't want to change it?
     
  5. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    [​IMG]

    This is a map that shows all the countries on Earth that don't use the metric system.
     
  6. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I thought that the UK used both. I guess I was wrong.
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    Although officially they use metric, everything over there is still miles, pints, pounds etc.
     
  8. Gnaw

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    Wow, how...sad?
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Not today Galvatron!

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    llamatron what is that little African country?
     
  10. Aldude

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    but so easy
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's Liberia and the country in South East Asia is Myanmar aka Burma.
     
  12. KA

    KA Well-Known Member

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    i use my cock to measure length. a foot is 1.2 dicks.
     
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    Or in metric 3 centimeters.
     
  14. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I live in the US, so I still use imperial. I'd love to see a switch to metric, though, as it seems far more sensible and less arbitrary.
     
  15. wavelength

    wavelength Well-Known Member

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    would some president be able to impliment it or would all the hillbillies that attacked topgear boycott it?
     
  16. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    I don't measure. I guesstimate.
     
  17. Bryan

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    That's really, really embarassing. I really wish that we'd make the shift, but unfortunately, I don't think it's going to happen in the foreseeable future.

    What's weird is that US military uses a multitude of metric units--we drive so many kilometers, but we do it in miles per hour. We shoot at things that are yards away, but we do it with bullets that are millimeters in size. Hopefully it's just the start of things.
     
  18. Mixmaster

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    We do use both. We're taught metric, but some stuff is in imperial like speed limits, distances on road signs and the good old pint, so it's handy to know both. I think we still use imperial at all because a vocal minority aren't able to adapt to metric.
     
  19. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I can do both but the stuff that is still always in imperial would be rediculous if it was changed, do you really want to ask for a 0.4 of beer or explain to a judge why you were caught driving at 120.7 in a 112.6 zone?
     
  20. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    It's not that hard to switch that over. I'm gonna go do 120 down the highway now.

    Though we still call a beer in a pub a pint.
     

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