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Should the US switch to the Metric System?
Yes, within 5 years [ 25 ]  [47.17%]
Yes, within 10 years [ 6 ]  [11.32%]
Not sure [ 3 ]  [5.66%]
No, never [ 16 ]  [30.19%]
No, not until it's studied further [ 3 ]  [5.66%]
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JaneyMae 
Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 04:47 PM
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Geez Louise Peanut Butter!!! Don't make me learn anything else that will just mess with my tired brain!! I'm still trying to figure out how far a mile is.................... cry.gif no.gif nono.gif


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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (oldraven @ Mar 17 2004, 03:08 PM)
Well, mine shows 200 (and it's done that, with lots left to go. but what's the point when you can't tell anymore?) but US versions of the same car were only equiped with 85mph speedos. Don't ask me why. Something to do with gov. regulation or something.

Back in my youth my Dad brought a Datsun 240Z. I remember he let me use it to go to work (heehee, not very smart of him). I was tooling along with the Speedometer halfway up, since in my Nova that equated to about 60 mph. Well in the Datsun, that equaled to closer to 100 mph and a fine...

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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (JaneyMae @ Mar 17 2004, 02:47 PM)
Geez Louise Peanut Butter!!! Don't make me learn anything else that will just mess with my tired brain!! I'm still trying to figure out how far a mile is.................... cry.gif no.gif nono.gif

It's called progress, me dear. wink.gif Feet and inches really is an outdated system. And learning metric is as easy as counting to ten. I'm fairly certain all of us can already do that. unsure.gif Decimal inches make more sense, but the truth is that system is rarely used. I've yet to come across it and every job I've had has been using feet and inches.

One really nice thing about metric, when you step on a scale, it's much nicer to see numbers in the double digits. wink.gif


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  Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE (oldraven @ Mar 17 2004, 04:41 PM)
It's called progress, me dear. wink.gif Feet and inches really is an outdated system. And learning metric is as easy as counting to ten. I'm fairly certain all of us can already do that. unsure.gif Decimal inches make more sense, but the truth is that system is rarely used. I've yet to come across it and every job I've had has been using feet and inches.

One really nice thing about metric, when you step on a scale, it's much nicer to see numbers in the single digits. wink.gif

Are you sure? unsure.gif I have a degree in English..............I don't do math. My puter figures my grades even fear.gif Tried to learn it once................what a fiasco cry.gif Seeing my weight in smaller digits would be good tongue.gif

I'll try..................where to start? fear.gif no.gif Not even sure how to do that sadwalk.gif
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 06:19 PM
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The US has been trying, but apparently not very hard, to go metric since I was a kid (and I'm rapidly approaching the big "50"). Does anybody remember when the Interstate speed limit signs were posted in miles-per-hour and kilometers-per-hour?

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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 06:23 PM
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I do not believe they are teaching much metric in the schools. I've seen no evidence of that anywho. cry.gif
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 06:24 PM
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I remember the signs and just figured the college kids stole them for their dorm rooms tongue.gif They were here and then gone................
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 06:26 PM
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How are the children to learn if they don't teach it in school? Maybe we need some educated Europeans to come over here and do some teaching in our classrooms! That's the ticket. clap.gif
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 07:17 PM
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Janeymae, I'll mail you a meter stick, (our version of a yard stick). The hardest part is remembering all the greek prefixes that go before meter, gram, litre, etc.

Let's see.

milli, centi, deci, meter, deca (?), kilo, and after that I'm just lost. laugh.gif
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (Annabelle @ Mar 17 2004, 12:54 PM)
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Sis, you took the words right out of my mouth.


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QUOTE (oldraven @ Mar 17 2004, 07:17 PM)
Let's see.

milli, centi, deci, meter, deca (?), kilo, and after that I'm just lost. laugh.gif

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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 07:49 PM
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Is it something that runs in the family? Both of you gave an emphatic "NO" with no explanation. So spill already!


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do you think only America uses F when all other countries uses C is strange?


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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (tsargent62 @ Mar 17 2004, 07:49 PM)
Is it something that runs in the family? Both of you gave an emphatic "NO" with no explanation. So spill already!

How about, I am just set in my ways. wink.gif
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Posted on 17-Mar-2004, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Bercot @ Mar 17 2004, 06:46 PM)
Sis, you took the words right out of my mouth.

I agree with both y'all, I have to use both standard and metric in law enforcement, when we get drug bust we have to measure them in metric everything else is standard. The real problem is, if we get small amounts its hard to come up with the right metric amount.


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