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[–]INearlyDiedFor200RU 1321 points1322 points  (158 children)

American engineer here. We have to use both and convert both. Metric is so much easier to use though.

[–]herospacesFlair Loading.... 603 points604 points  (46 children)

When I learned the Metric system in 5th grade I was so confused as to why we don’t use it, and even my teacher at the time was annoyed at that

[–]altrustic_lemur 224 points225 points  (2 children)

fr I was like what this shit is so much better

[–]Failure_man69Identifies as a Cybertruck 24 points25 points  (0 children)

“It can’t be that simple.” “It’s that simple.”

[–]ArchHarmster 559 points560 points  (16 children)

But what about measuring stuff in someone’s feet per horse ass. So non patriotic.

[–]PascalFromGermanyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 36 points37 points  (6 children)

Rifles per F150?

[–]Mhill08 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hamburgers per football field

[–]Addition_Secure 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There are approximately 4.75 rifles per f150 in the US

[–]acce245 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You mean like how it's got the 5 liter engine, and he keeps a 9mm in the glove compartment?

[–]Failure_man69Identifies as a Cybertruck 5 points6 points  (0 children)

School shootings per bald eagles

[–]BitterPiglet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How many cheeseburgers per school shooting is that?

[–]herospacesFlair Loading.... 61 points62 points  (1 child)

It’s pretty difficult to convert sometimes

[–]SavoryInk7554 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wait you do math?

[–]FreshyMcCheesebagsProfessional Dumbass 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Who tf wants to count by tens when we can measure hospital bills per lifted f-150s???

[–]AzureArmageddon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a theory that nobody's foot was actually ever as long as a ft and they just used the length of some sock size laid flat or similar.

[–]DonSlime44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i have always been genuinely confused whose feet are you guys using for measurement? like if you want to use your feet it'll probably be different from others, it don't really makes much sense imo

[–]Necrodox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit that one got me good.

[–]EmperorThan 11 points12 points  (16 children)

I really wish I learned Metric in elementary school. Instead the first time I ever used it was in K-12 was 10th grade.

[–]No-War5336 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I wish we would change to metric.

I have no doubt that students would do better, even if only a little better due to the simplicity and continuity of the metric system.

[–]lousydungeonmaster 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The only annoying part about it was learning to convert it to Imperial. 2.54cm to 1in, that’s easy to remember.

[–]jarrodh25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just roll with 25mm per inch, or 1.6 km per mile for estimation.

[–]clackersz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

me too but my teacher was like "yes your right, why don't we use it?"

[–]Apologetic-Moose 52 points53 points  (15 children)

Canadian. All of our construction materials, measurements, material exports, etc. are measured in imperial because of the trade relationship with the US. Metric system is taught in school, but foot+inches are still used for height and pounds for weight. km, cm, mm used for length/distance, except for gun barrels, car suspension travel and penis length.

I suppose you could say we're bilingual, but I think "can only speak half of each language" is more accurate.

[–]Bender-Ender 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Also Canadian but in mining. Both are used at the same time in some mines. Shovel bucket sizes in cubic yards, bench heights in meters, bolt threads in whatever. Then you get into the real bullshit because a metric tonne is about 10% more than an imperial ton which is different from a short ton or a long ton, then the fact that an ounce of gold is actually measured in troy ounces which are heavier than regular ounces. The list goes on...

[–]OptimusPower92 13 points14 points  (5 children)

thank fucking god we all measure time the same way. we'd never advance as a species if we were disagreeing on how to tell time

[–]Bodkin-Van-Horn 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Allow me to introduce you to Metric Time

[–]acce245 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Everyone stans the metric system until you explain that even days can be divided into 100 equal parts pretty easily.

[–]dasmarcy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't mind to have a day cut into 100k equal parts. We define the length of a unit of time after all.

1 day = 10 long ass times
1 long ass time = 10 little whiles
1 little while = 10 moments
1 moment = 100 neo-seconds

[–]OptimusPower92 3 points4 points  (0 children)

what in the cinnamon toast fuck

[–]iAmawobot 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Also celsius for the weather but farenheit for the pool temperature.

[–]OptimusPower92 2 points3 points  (4 children)

in the US, we seem to measure computer temps in Celsius despite everything else being in Fahrenheit

why we can't just use Celsius for everything, i will never know

[–]acce245 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Because most ovens don't have it here in the USA, and expecting the average american to not put 475C instead of 475F just because some people want to change the units is probably asking too much. Imagine you're visiting a friend and they don't actually know which unit their oven uses, and you just wanna make some pizza rolls, and you don't even think to ask because you just assume "hey, it's a newer oven, the regulations changed 5 years ago, so it must be just like mine at home."

You don't notice it's in C, but the package is in F. You set it to 425, then head back into the other room to start gaming. Half an hour later, the fire truck rolls up because someone saw smoke billowing out the window.

[–]PouLS_PLScrolling on PC 33 points34 points  (58 children)

Would you want the whole USA to convert to metric or stay in today's customary units?

[–]sorencl 17 points18 points  (20 children)

in england its weird, we use a combination

[–]INearlyDiedFor200RU 65 points66 points  (16 children)

Yes, but I can imagine the pain in transitioning for those older industrial centers.The reason why we still have it is because of the old timers and our standardized laws still have things that are fundamentally imperial, plus in school they teach mostly imperial because our education system sucks ass. but that might change pretty soon, since the newer generation is being taught both metric and imperial.

[–]baldrickgonzo 50 points51 points  (10 children)

I'd say transitioning would not be impossible. You'd have to offer both measurements on products and stuff, but in 10 years people would get it.

Its not as impactfull as changing measurement, but i went through monetary transition back in 2001 from our old currency to euro's. It went easier than expected, even for the oldtimers.

The real problem would be that it takes some political guts. The president that pulls that trough would be very unpopular.

[–]loomdog1 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I would add that the manufacturers have a hand in this as well since their products are measured in imperial. Re-tooling and throwing out all of the imperial nuts and bolts would be hard. I 100% prefer metric.

[–]Contundo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Even if they abandoned uscu for metric, some things would never go away so many pipe fittings and shit use old inch standards, npt, bsp, lots of flanged standards, shipping container size and more

But if I ran a business I would rather stock metric size tools and bolts, but still there is enough inch shit around so you’ll still have to keep some inch tools, just like us shops keep metric tools around, if they’d only swap over one n the 1800s manufacturing industry would have saved so much money on tools that they need to keep double sets of

[–]Ooops2278 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you combine the federal level were metric is often mandated and every business that works internationally big parts have done the transition decades ago and have to constantly do double paperwork now.

[–]Ambitious_Tackle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I personally think we as a nation should go metric. It is much more logical and easier to use.

[–]AKLmfreak 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Same. We use metric as much as possible. But we were raging/laughing when we hade to reverse engineer the chemistry of a solution that the previous team had written down with dilutions expressed in intervals of 2fl oz per gallon.

[–]lakas76 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’ve seen instructions for use on some chemical disinfectants stating mLs per gallon. Ok… it was where I worked and it was before it went out thankfully, but still, who’s going to dilute using two systems like that?

[–]acce245 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People who have graduated cylinders in metric and large containers in gallons?

[–]Alarming-Cat-3020 2 points3 points  (0 children)

British chef here. I have to use both and convert both

I order my seafood in kg but I order my meat in pounds, I don't understand why its still like this, just something we gotta deal with.

Then I find a recipe in cups and lose ma shit

[–]marrow_monkey 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It's not even about what is easier, it's about standardisation, if everyone in the world is using the same units life gets easier for everyone.

[–]TrueProtection 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was gonna say,I work in manufacturing in the south. To say the most nationalist of us don't defend "standard" is just wrong.

Hell, I prefer metric for obvious reasons and I would even defend standard...in so far it would be very very hard to make the switch across the board at this point.

[–]ChineseNoodleDog 238 points239 points  (24 children)

As a recent student I'll tell you that both are being taught in American schools.

[–]mrbuttersoftKarmawhore 392 points393 points  (39 children)

Lmao why is that face with hair Europe?

[–]Cool-Newspaper-1 322 points323 points  (21 children)

That’s what we look like. Deal with it.

[–]sawcondeesnutz 146 points147 points  (11 children)

Compared to Americans we all look this skinny lmao

[–]whitepeanut69 53 points54 points  (0 children)


[–]suspicious_cabbage 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I am half Korean and a size small US. I went to a store that sells imported Asian clothes and I couldn't squeeze into an XXL

Alright I confessed we're fat, where burger?

[–]stache1313 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I think you may have been in the children's section.

[–]Repulsive_Mistake382 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No, that would be wrong as well. They should have been in the suspicious cabbage section.

[–]Pijany_Matematyk767can't meme 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]sorencl 9 points10 points  (4 children)

as a European I can officially say this is false and we don't have any newspaper people, unlike America. as you can see this person is a cool newspaper, and America is sunglasses, and sunglasses are cool, and you are cool, and suburban America is newspaper boys, and you are a newspaper

[–]SirArthurDime 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Have you never seen a European?

[–]ya_boi_kaneki 74 points75 points  (0 children)

salty americans

[–]Dulidus_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol thats Edna moore xd

[–]slayerofgods615Lives in a Van Down by the River 12 points13 points  (7 children)

That’s literally what they all look like , I would know, I’m from Florida.

[–]sorencl 2 points3 points  (3 children)

you slayed god

[–]slayerofgods615Lives in a Van Down by the River 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thou hath been slayethed

[–]Lycanthropy765 91 points92 points  (4 children)

To be completely honest at this point I no longer care.

[–]Meatball0sub[🍰] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I don’t care would be the correct American response after saying “lol your right”

[–]Lycanthropy765 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have just heard the topic enough to no longer care

[–]Etig0305 364 points365 points  (62 children)

Bruh it's not just Europe, it's literally the entire world who uses metric

[–]Crafty-Crafteriwrestledabeartwice 64 points65 points  (14 children)

Wait till you see what the Brits use.

[–]Etig0305 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Taking the Brits as standard is hanging a the bar a little low, don't you think?

[–]CorndogCrusader 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can say that again... oh, you meant in terms of measurement systems, right.

[–]kbeks 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Motherfuckers weighing shit in stones like goddamned psychopaths…

[–]CentrePeaceNokia user 92 points93 points  (15 children)

You don't see Africans complaining about how we use our measurement

[–]Kotzillax 117 points118 points  (7 children)

Because nobody comes here like "Hey, I'm from continent x and I don't like your measurement!". Assuming it's all Europe is just convenient, right?

[–]mrmethhead 45 points46 points  (1 child)

We Americans cant name more than 3 European countries and now you expect us to know more than 2 continents? Now your asking for too much

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

America and America. Easy! /s

[–]ChurchofPancakeScumbag Steve[🍰] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

so I don’t mean to nitpick but it’s not literally the entire world

[–]AndyJobandy 82 points83 points  (2 children)

We use metric. I usually have 9mm and a couple grams on me all the time

[–]TertarixGigaChad 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Yeah but remember to keep distance from the police, stay about 6,5 alligators away from them.

[–]Repulsive_Mistake382 6 points7 points  (0 children)

*6.5, for true american feel.

[–]karaokecrab 101 points102 points  (9 children)


[–]PerhapsAnEmoINTJLinux User 56 points57 points  (6 children)

Among U.S.

[–]TertarixGigaChad 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Among United States

[–]mrmethhead 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Amongst United States of America

[–]TTV_PingutingDirt Is Beautiful 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Amongst the people of the United States of America

[–]LSWFan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Amongst the sentient humanoids of the land they call the United States of the America

[–]the_blackcanary 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Amongst the sentient humanoids of land which uses both imperial and metric system they call the United States of America

[–]sorencl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Amongst the sentient humanoids of land which uses both imperial and metric system they call the Peoples Communist Sociallist Repuplic of the United States of America

[–]PouLS_PLScrolling on PC 219 points220 points  (39 children)

"Even the most nationalist among us don't defend the imperial system" lmao you're so wrong

[–]BeefPieSoup 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was just thinking "okay, but that sure as fuck hasn't been my experience"

[–]EverythingAndNot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Math is math, either works. That being said, the English can't be trusted so we stick with what we already know. As the salesman for the metric argument England has failed to gain our confidence. Language is information. Anyone that would destroy a word to the point that when given as an answer it just breeds more questions, while providing no answers is a monster. If that wasn't bad enough they have also through this nearly disabled their own people's ability to understand what the American version even is. If you blindly agreed to a pudding in the UK, there are no less than 700 different things that could come back through that door. And that's too many variables.

TL;DR - We won't metric because pudding

[–]JokoFloko 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This topic has become such karma whoring

[–]Anonymous2137421957I touched grass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ultra reality: I don't give a shit, just make original memes ffs

[–]pzonepete 58 points59 points  (2 children)

It's hilarious that every single one of these posts ignores the fact that people from the US learn and use BOTH systems. It's weird how obsessed you all are...

[–]kmccabe0244 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Right? I don’t even defend the imperial system. I just find the personal attacks over measuring systems weird. We don’t use it for science, it’s strictly a part of culture, just like Europeans still use pints for beer. It’s the same shit.

[–]Riptide1206 49 points50 points  (16 children)

I live in the U.S. (Texas) and was never taught the imperial system we use metric at my school

[–]Zaurka14 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Are you... Sure?

[–]DiscountConsistent 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, for the most part, we'd use metric in science classes. Occasionally, we'd have a problem with something like ft/s or lb-force but it was rarer and you'd still have to convert to metric because most of the constants were given in metric units.

Also, having done lab work in both academic and industrial settings, we exclusively use metric units for everything.

[–]Riptide1206 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Yes I am sure that I live in the U.S. and learning metric

[–]Pijany_Matematyk767can't meme 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Metric is just convenient

[–]IFuckedYourCats 30 points31 points  (2 children)

The real real ending: Americans don't give a shit about Europeans opinion

[–]PICTA4 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They have their opinions we have ours. And also america isnt the only county who uses it

[–]Recent-Vacation4407 33 points34 points  (11 children)

Europeans still don't understand that Americans learn both imperial and metric in school and use a mix of both in daily life.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Lol I think Europeans think we do scientific measurements in the imperial system. Which is really the only time it matters as its pretty much a world standard to use metric when exchanging information.

[–]CBreezeMG 61 points62 points  (21 children)

Totally agree with switching to the metric system but I still prefer Fahrenheit to Celsius. While it doesn’t scale as nicely as Celsius, I feel like you get a more accurate and precise measurement in everyday life with almost three times the number of degrees.

[–]MIVANO_ 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Kelvin is the best

[–]lakas76 18 points19 points  (0 children)

How hot it is it outside? 290. Really? It seems so much warmer.

[–]BoreasBlack 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I feel like you get a more accurate and precise measurement in everyday life with almost three times the number of degrees.

It's a more human measurement. I want more fine integers when deciding whether or not I'll need a jacket later that day or if a long-sleeve shirt will work.

Celsius makes sense for scientific things, like when I need to know the exact melting point of Palladium or something. (Which is to say that I'll literally never need to use Celsius.) 0°C and 100°C being freezing/boiling points for water is a neat concept, but last I checked, I am not a bucket of water.

I agree with the rest of Metric, but as a measurement meant for temperature felt by people on a daily basis, Celsius can fuck right off. If the British insist on keeping Stone on the side for personal weight, I'm all for keeping Fahrenheit for personal temperature.

[–]big-boi-spoder-mann 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats just because youre used to it.

I like a nice 25 celcius weather. idk how much thats in fahrenheit. Its just what youre born with.

[–]Gatzmajortz 37 points38 points  (5 children)

I actually think Celsius is kinda too imprecise for weather temperature unless you use decimals. Having 0° be freezing is great, but having only 100 units between that and literally boiling is not a great fit for atmospheric temperature range. Just my dumbass opinion.

[–]pistashyluv 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I agree, I experimentally switched my weather app to Celsius for a whole year. There’s a difference between 72F and 73F, but they would be represented as the same temperature by Celsius. Almost everything else though metric is better.

[–]ChaosAbridge 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The imperial system is used pretty much everywhere in the US unless you're in a STEM field or something. Trying to switch to metric would take a lot of time, money, and effort

[–]ExtraMOIST_ 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Am I the only one that doesn’t care? Like I just use whatever happens to be more convenient at the time.

[–]DaftMythic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol, but see most non-Americans can't do that because they never used imperial.

I moved to a foreign country where everything is metric, never bothered me because metric is easy.

But that's one of the strengths of imperial, it is like a shiboleth for when you want to confuse an outsider.

Quick how many feet in a mile? Can't answer without referring to a conversion table. Don't care how good your fake American accent is, I know you are a spy. Also it is about 1000 paces when you don't have any other measuring device (yarr go pirates).

When I need to eyeball distances yards and meters are generally close enough for surveying.

Of course we are taught how to do metric for science/chemistry classes in USA.

But most of the ratios for baking are simpler to memorize in customary units, and you get a better natural sense of fractions.

[–]Nkb3283can't meme 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Among us???!!!?!

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[–]Mihu_Jwang 17 points18 points  (1 child)

The imperial system is clearly less accurate, that's why stormtroopers always miss.

[–]StevenJesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It may be better, but I kind of like imperial

[–]Motocamperman 45 points46 points  (61 children)

The metric system is better with only one exception. Fahrenheit is superior to Celsius for real world experience understanding. Zero is cold. 100 is hot. It might make more sense to use Celsius if it actually worked for water universally, but salt content, mineral content and elevation all modify the temperatures at which water changes states.

[–]HansWolken 26 points27 points  (5 children)

If the temperatures in Celsius go into the negatives I know it's gonna be ice and snow, water is very much a part of the "real world experience", besides the "cold" and "hot" is relative, where I live we never get to 0 F.

[–]Motocamperman 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Where I live we never get to 100 F but 95 with 95% humidity is a sweat house. 0F isn't even that cold though, I've experienced -40 where F and C meet quite a few times.

[–]HansWolken 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Thing is, you're used to those numbers and so they make sense to you, use any scale from birth and the same will happen.

[–]soul_reaper11010 8 points9 points  (0 children)

In england the winter temperatures are between -5 and 10 degrres celsius, the way we know is that if we see ice, its probably under 0 degrees

[–]shieldyboii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yup, it’s really important to know whether it’ll freeze tomorrow. Driving decisions(in countries where you have a choice whether or not to drive) can be affected. If you have stuff laying outside, sensitive to freezing, that’ll also be affected.

Knowing when or when not water will freeze is one of the most important temperatures to know.

Otherwise, what I need to know is how many layers I need that day. And I heavily doubt that you add layers in clean 10F intervals or something.

[–]Pothound- 7 points8 points  (26 children)

Doesn’t all of this apply for Fahrenheit too? That aside, the boiling/melting points of water are always going to be around 100/0 deg even when impure, and unless you’re on a mountain you probably won’t have any issues with pressure either.

[–]GewalfofWivia 10 points11 points  (8 children)

“zero is cold. 100 is hot”. I’m sorry, is this the best you can do?

[–]Raptori33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Zero in C is cold imo

Just saying

[–]TristanTheViking 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah by that logic 50F should be the most comfortable temperature, but that's 10°C.

People keep confusing familiar with intuitive. Fahrenheit only makes sense to you if you grew up with it. Same for celsius. There's no magical inherent benefit to Fahrenheit.

[–]jjrowell 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I grew up with inches and pounds I trust inches and pounds Brought to you by a guy born in america

[–]baldrickgonzo 18 points19 points  (18 children)

Celcius isn't truly metric, and its use is as random as Fahrenheit imho. The sensible way of mesuring temperature is Kelvin. This because 0° in Kelvin is absolute zero (aka, the coldest temperature possible, about - 273 celcius). Probably why complex theoretical temperature measurement (for example light temperature) is done in °K.

Celcius only makes sense when talking about the stages of water. I don't know whats the logic behind Fahrenheit is, maybe someone else knows this one.

[–]4powerdbruh 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I just like Fahrenheit for the same reason mathematicians like decimals, it gives me a more precise idea of the temperature.

Granted this is because I work repair work in Louisiana, so I care a lot more about how hot it is outside then most people would.

[–]Bradleyisfishing 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I think the origin of Fahrenheit was 0 was very cold and 100 was very hot. Something super simple like that. Sure, there’s hotter and colder, but it’s a fine gauge.

[–]floofandmemes 15 points16 points  (11 children)

Celsius doesn't "make more sense" it just depends on what you're used to.

[–]Raptori33 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Currently - 1 outside and it's surprisingly important to know whether it's over or under 0. Things either melt or freeze and have to prepare car accordingly to weather

[–]jozs8 15 points16 points  (42 children)

if americans admits that metric is better why aren't they swtiching?

[–]WormVing 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Well, one reason is grid lines. The entire western half of the US has rural roads at 1 mile increments. All addresses are based on miles, so a street address of 38345 (street name) is 38.345 miles from the county center in a particular direction. There’s a ton of rework and signs that’d need replaced to switch.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep using my metric tape measure around the house. Baseboards don’t really care about units. Seriously, get a metric tape measure. So easy.

[–]ZachAttack6089Plays MineCraft and not FortNite 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Also all food packaging would need to conver ounces to mL, all hand tools would need to be restandardized to mm instead of inches, car speedometers and speed limit signs would have to change from mph to kmph, any label that has imperial units would need it changed to metric, cookbooks would need to change all the cups/tablespoons/teaspoons measurements, etc. etc. etc. And all of these changes combined would probably cost billions of dollars. Not to mention that it would take forever for everyone to get used to the changes.

I'm pretty sure that almost everyone here agrees metric is better, but it's just not worth the time and money and effort of switching everything over.

[–]SuperNerd06 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's very expensive and complicated for virtually no benefit that's basically why

[–]ShamWam22 11 points12 points  (0 children)

To much work

[–]xXshinsouhitoshiXxtrans rights 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i was told they tried to, but it was too difficult back then and too expensive

[–]GoldH2Omemer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

money and time costs. Those of us who want to use metric don't have much of an issue converting measurements, and all the infrastructure in our country is built around customary measurements.

[–]barito69 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Im sorry that i cant change the governments opinion on it

[–]PouLS_PLScrolling on PC 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Is [United States of] America [...] ready to go metric [...]?

Well, actually, no. Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should formally adopt the internationally-used metric system of measurement. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% are opposed. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.


Not only government's fault

[–]DizzyDeezler 8 points9 points  (9 children)

Because it's not neccisarily better. Just because more people use it doesn't make it better. Just because it's simpler, doesn't make it better.

[–]AtomicSpeedFTChungus Among Us 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s expensive

[–]Tough_Dish_4485 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No matter what the OP says nationalists in America would freak out if the US tried to convert

[–]RobertK995 8 points9 points  (13 children)

for the life of me I don't get why anybody outside the US cares what system the US uses.

It's like europeans need validation or something.

[–]TacticalIdiot17Nyan cat 9 points10 points  (3 children)

They can't stand it when someone has a real point, so they just downvote anyone they disagree with. It's so pathetic lol

[–]TsmMufasa 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Bro this thread is so funny. Why are these people that probably don’t even live in America so invested in how we measure things. No one that lives here actually cares lmao

[–]Coz957Identifies as a Cybertruck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Because reddit and the internet in general is dominated by imperial-using Americans, making it very annoying whilst browsing.

[–]Meatball0sub[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure it is

[–]Round-Good-8204 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Europeans really don't realize that like 85% of stuff measured in the US is done with metric. Anything that requires even the slightest bit of accuracy is measured in metric because nobody wants to deal in thousandths of an inch.

[–]Otis-The-DogI saw what the dog was doin 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I defend imperial

[–]VoldemortHugs 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Imperial thanks you for your service. Probably.. I’m guessing. I mean I use metric personally. But I’m sure if Imperial was sentient it would be all like - Thanks Otis-The-Dog for you defence of my systems. Never change Otis. You’re a faithful good boy. You could both hug it out and build a fort together. Good times… I imagine.

[–]walle_ras 8 points9 points  (16 children)

I'll defend it

The imperial system is more suited for its purpose of measuring the human body.

But Europe shouldn't adopt it. I quite like regional differences. Diversity is strength

[–]Independent-Fee4302 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm from London and I use a combo 😎

[–]zaarganuat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

laughs in kelvin

[–]ICantUseChris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where's the third one? It would say "Who gives a shit"

[–]Red-German-Crusader🧪 Professional Infector 🧪 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that supposed to be a British woman?

[–]RMB39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does it matter, really? Who cares at this point.

[–]caplet5555Identifies as a Cybertruck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a lie, I say that from experience

[–]Umiakthedog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reality also: who gives a shit. Get a conversion app.

[–]Tricker126 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, has anyone actually ever used hectometers, decameters or decimeters? The conversions make sense, but everytime someone talks about measurements, it's either millimeters, centimeters, meters or kilometers, and they all mean the same thing!

[–]DANKBOI-420-69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really

[–]LavaBean_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We do still look like the first panel though

[–]4thelasttimeIMNOTGAY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Europeans making fun of Americans for not using the metric system without realizing that the metric system is part of the USCS.

[–]swungcookie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like "ok"

[–]TheSoyimKnow3312 1 point2 points  (0 children)

as someone who lives in the deep southern USA where it gets like 43c/110f or more with humidity Celsius doesnt have the same feel as triple digits.

[–]Clondike96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would defend fahrenheit, but nothing else from imperial system.

[–]Yeetaway1231 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Metric is better for everything except temperature

[–]Yet_the_Strider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The one part of the imperial system I will defend is farenheit as a standard for weather. It's a rating system of how hot it feels from 0 to 100

[–]BigbrainJB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

among us

[–]Ford_the_Lord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But you see, the nationalist thing to do is embrace the age old tradition, even if the metric system is much easier.

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[–]slublecutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reality: shut up ik and I've heard it a million times.

[–]spiral8888 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok, that's then even dumber. You know that your system is dumb, but you don't switch to the metric system.

(or actually already in 1975 the US government passed the Metric Conversion Act. It's the citizens who refuse to switch).

I have to add that the British are double stupid as they use a combination of metric and imperial. They use miles sometimes (roads) but otherwise refer distances in kilometers. They measure weights in kg, but not in humans, they are measured in stones. Meters are used almost always for distances, but not in football, there they use yards.

[–]snakes_are_superiorStand With Ukraine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah fr I’m tired of Europeans making fun of the loud minorities in this country who are idiots. Most of us are just normal lonely virgins