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User avatar #79 - blahness (01/08/2013) [-]
>follows the old-as-hell imperial system that even the inventors think is outdated
>entire science society worldwide now uses metric system in everything they do, as the standard
>still thinks imperial system is superior

seriously, i get that it's because of history and people might feel uncomfortable with a new standard, but even when the inventors of the system themselves think its outdated and throw it out, maybe it's time to rethink your standards
User avatar #236 to #79 - desktoppthabest (01/08/2013) [-]
they teach you basics(of metric) in highschool science and honestly i much prefer it
#170 to #79 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
No one thinks imperial is superior. The problem is, there are over 300 million to educate on the difference in the USA and billions of signs to convert. It's going, but it will take a few generations. Think about it, we're talking about the country so undereducated over 50% believe in creationism.

The majority got the system when it started and could easily change. US was all the way on the other side of the ocean with a growing population still learning imperial.
#242 to #170 - uphill (01/08/2013) [-]
So because people believe in creationism, that means they're uneducated? When you equate religious belief to lack of education, you make atheists look like douchebags.
#84 to #79 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
or you could keep not giving any ***** and watch people's jimmies get rustled over it
#77 - pariahlol (01/08/2013) [-]
I personally prefer Miles to Kilometers, and for me that's enough justification right there.
User avatar #73 - poutinesalad (01/08/2013) [-]
I dont understand why Americans use the imperial system. It's not like the people who invented it use it anymore.
#70 - hunterdubb (01/08/2013) [-]
If us Americans wanted to be like the rest of the world then we would be damn communists!

please know that was a joke
User avatar #65 - icanflyy (01/08/2013) [-]
Made it 10 times better that his name is ******************
#64 - ragingflamingos (01/08/2013) [-]
**ragingflamingos rolled a random image posted in comment #2502699 at My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ** Mericu
#62 - wyldek (01/08/2013) [-]
Think that's the first person who's pissed at the US for not using the metric system because of the way we SPELL **** .
#61 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
Who gives a **** if the US doesn't use the metric system. Does it really bother people that much?
User avatar #91 to #61 - jibb (01/08/2013) [-]
The whole internet is basically America.
#45 - leawesomesauce (01/08/2013) [-]
havent laughed that hard in a while
havent laughed that hard in a while
#43 - marlkarxthethird (01/08/2013) [-]
I'm American and I try to use Celsius (I'm an engineering student and really appreciate the merits of the Centigrade-Kelvin relationship), but when I say to my friends "I like it when it's a nice 21 degrees out," they look at me like I'm a one-legged midget clown that just raped their dog with a butter knife.
I'm American and I try to use Celsius (I'm an engineering student and really appreciate the merits of the Centigrade-Kelvin relationship), but when I say to my friends "I like it when it's a nice 21 degrees out," they look at me like I'm a one-legged midget clown that just raped their dog with a butter knife.
User avatar #157 to #43 - ningyoaijin (01/08/2013) [-]
Someone in my class from school knifed a dog in the arse so he could fit his dick into it. The dog was put down and he was institutionalized.
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#63 to #43 - mopred (01/08/2013) [-]
I understand that you appreciate the metric system, but, I don't get why you would use it with your friends, given that they don't know how it works.
I think your friends' reaction is normal if they're used to Fahrenheit...
#86 to #63 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
or you could spend 3 seconds and roughly approximate it....
math too dificil
User avatar #552 to #86 - meganinja ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
because every American knows that one degree Fahrenheit is 5/9s of a degree Celcius, and that they would then have to add 32 afterwards.
#47 to #43 - kraetyz (01/08/2013) [-]
And you get really offended because seriously, you are NOT one-legged.
#46 to #43 - riefenstahl (01/08/2013) [-]
Did you just made all the midget thing on your own?

If so, you're awesome!
User avatar #333 to #46 - JoshBauer (01/08/2013) [-]
wat
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User avatar #281 to #41 - failtolawl (01/08/2013) [-]
to be fair, they did use the metric system.

Yea I know, crazy right? How dare those Americans use the metric system.

oh wait.
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#48 to #41 - kraetyz (01/08/2013) [-]
inb4 moon landing was a hoax
User avatar #52 to #48 - badsamaritan ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
Ibn4 you are retarded
#56 to #52 - kraetyz (01/08/2013) [-]
I'm not sure you understand what I'm trying to say with my comment. What I mean is: There will be some monkey, probably anon, to jump at this and claim just what I called out. That is what inb4 means (in before, usually called in before deletion of a thread as if to say "Oi, I was here!"), also you typed it wrong.
#59 to #56 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
you are retarded! the moon landing was a hoax!
#90 to #59 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
^this.

its the only logical explanation
#60 to #59 - kraetyz (01/08/2013) [-]
There we go.
#32 - bobebob ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
User avatar #114 to #32 - retardedboss (01/08/2013) [-]
I may be biased from knowing the imperial system all my life, but it's easier to judge distance and weight without tools using the imperial system. When I look at someone I couldn't say "oh they seem like they're 1.7 meters tall" I would think they're 5' 8".
Again I'm probably biased, but that seems the only legitimate reason to keep the imperial system.
User avatar #465 to #114 - meganinja ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
I'm going to have to agree with rockamekishiko. The only reason you experience that is because you're used to it. If we switched, it would be confusing as hell, but we would get used to it eventually.
User avatar #561 to #465 - retardedboss (01/09/2013) [-]
Yes, but at least you were polite about it.
User avatar #407 to #114 - rockamekishiko (01/09/2013) [-]
it's the same **** dumbass. you can't calculate well in metric because you don't use it often. i can calculate and judge weight and distances in metric units precisely enough.
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#80 to #42 - Cookiez (01/08/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#190 to #80 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
sauce of gif? I forgot.
User avatar #239 to #190 - fatmanxxxx (01/08/2013) [-]
Road to eldarado.
User avatar #408 to #239 - rockamekishiko (01/09/2013) [-]
El Dorado*
User avatar #71 to #42 - rainbowrush ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
A month is bigger than a day. 12 months are bigger than 31 days. No matter how you twist it, months are bigger, even if they are in lesser number.

day<month<year
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#142 to #54 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolls 3,589** Well how the **** do they explain it to you if you delete your comment?
#66 to #54 - rovor (01/08/2013) [-]
its a time scale, a month is longer than a day and a year is longer than a month

day(shortest)/month(middle)/year(longest)
User avatar #57 to #54 - dafuckisthishit (01/08/2013) [-]
day/month/year.

why? **** you that's why
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User avatar #67 to #58 - luthervonappledorf (01/08/2013) [-]
Because there are days within months within years. A day ends before a month does and a month ends before a year does. It makes less logical sense to write months before days. That and it has been an established order for hundreds if not thousands of years and for some odd reason America seems to feel the need to break from nearly every single tradition/rule that the world uses.
User avatar #69 to #67 - sheepysquirrel (01/08/2013) [-]
That does make a bit of sense.
Well I have an American education meaning it is ****** , but I think we mixed it up because the whole point of America was to make a brand new nation so if they took things from the old country and put them as our national thing it would defeat the purpose.
User avatar #74 to #69 - luthervonappledorf (01/08/2013) [-]
I suppose that's probably correct. It just seems a bit petty to have this brand new nation and some of the first things you do are to take a note of all the things the way they used to be and then slightly alter them. Admittedly America probably invented several of these things so again I guess it's just prerogative to use them.
User avatar #232 to #74 - sao (01/08/2013) [-]
I've heard before that the reasoning is because it shortens saying the date. Although originally when the U.S. was formed the convention was day, month year (i.e. End of the 7th Article of the Constitution - "done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independance of the United States of America"), as the stating of dates was shortened, the convention on how to say it changed.

January 7th, 2013
7th of January, 2013
User avatar #237 to #232 - sao (01/08/2013) [-]
But that could be complete and utter bull crap. I wouldn't trust an answer like that if it counted for anything.
User avatar #30 - vonspyder ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
Its 280 K outside bitches!
User avatar #37 to #30 - vonspyder ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
**** yall hating on Kelvin the TRUE intelligent means to measure temperature.
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#49 to #38 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
No
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#14 - dmagen (01/08/2013) [-]
imperial units of volume:
gallon, liquid quart, dry quart, liquid pint, dry pint, fluid ounce, teaspoon, tablespoon, minim, fluid dram, gill, peck, bushel, cubic inch, cubic foot, cubic yard, cubic fathom, cubic rod, cubic furlong, cubic mile, cubic league, cubic mil, cubic pole, cubic perch, cubic hand, cubic link, cubic chain

metric units of volume:
liter
User avatar #34 to #14 - vonspyder ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
Actually you're forgetting the following volume measurements:
Metric:
cubic meter, wine bottle (yes an actual unit of volume under the metric system)

Imperial:
hogshead, fifth, cord, shot
#21 to #14 - CIS White Male (01/08/2013) [-]
why the **** need somany units of volume anyways, like you got stuck in de middleages
User avatar #19 to #14 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
deca, hecto,...
User avatar #23 to #19 - dmagen (01/08/2013) [-]
what does it have to do with volume?
http://www.simetric.co.uk/siprefix.htm
people are stupid today
stop being stupid
User avatar #24 to #23 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
decaliter...
User avatar #25 to #24 - dmagen (01/08/2013) [-]
it's like saying 10, **** , nobody says it like that anyway.
well you know what let's go you way and do the same thing with imperial:

gallon, liquid quart, dry quart, liquid pint, dry pint, fluid ounce, teaspoon, tablespoon, minim, fluid dram, gill, peck, bushel, cubic inch, cubic foot, cubic yard, cubic fathom, cubic rod, cubic furlong, cubic mile, cubic league, cubic mil, cubic pole, cubic perch, cubic hand, cubic link, cubic chain
10 gallon,10 liquid quart,10 dry quart,10 liquid pint, 10 dry pint, 10 fluid ounce, 10 teaspoon,10 tablespoon, 10 minim...
User avatar #31 to #25 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
#33 to #31 - dmagen (01/08/2013) [-]
thanks :D
wish I could repay you my good man, unfortunately youtube does not have videos that cure stupidity
User avatar #39 to #33 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
look a long long time a go in land far far away there was an emperor napoleon who made a single unit for each volume, length,... to make it easier. some countries chose not to follow. if this keeps up youre going to have to change your name to mr. sandy vagina ok
User avatar #36 to #33 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
Are you calling me stupid while thanking me? i just dont get what all the hassle is aboot.
User avatar #28 to #25 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
are you under a lot of stress lately?
User avatar #22 to #19 - farn (01/08/2013) [-]
square meter
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User avatar #20 to #15 - TommyV (01/08/2013) [-]
Volume
vol·ume
[vol-yoom, -yuh m]
noun
5. the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or substance occupies.

dictionary.reference.com/browse/volume?s=t
#18 to #15 - dmagen (01/08/2013) [-]
volume
User avatar #12 - Maroon ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
Daddy, what does this "c" on the thermometer stand for?

COMMUNISM! IT STANDS FOR COMMUNISM! THIS IS AMERICA WE USE FAHRENHEIT LIKE PROPER PATRIOTS!
User avatar #245 to #12 - rokkarokkaali (01/08/2013) [-]
F stands for Freedom, I presume.
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