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Only in America

United States
Arbitrary Retarded Rollercoaster
Emu in: wmm maus
Yard Mitt
32 Fahrenheit 2.
scale it whim water ,
The Rest of the World
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User avatar #24 - RageRambo ONLINE (12/18/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Seriously? You're right on the Metric System. I'm an American and it makes so much more ******* sense

How Eurofags write their dates 27/11/12 Which you say as 27th of November 2012

How Amerifags write the date 11/27/12 Which we say November 27th 2012. We just write it how we say it.
#26 to #24 - timmyrustler (12/18/2012) [-]
"Fourth of July."    
Your argument is invalid.
"Fourth of July."

Your argument is invalid.
#41 - johrai (12/18/2012) [+] (5 replies)
Date is very logical. Do you walk up to someone and say, "It's 5th, March, 2012!" No, you say "It's March 5th, 2012."

Besides, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! It works fine, why tamper?
User avatar #42 to #41 - welshy (12/18/2012) [-]
I would say "It's the 5th of march, 2012" as do most people i know.
#19 - Muppetz ONLINE (12/18/2012) [-]
oh look this post is back ...again....for the ******* millionth time.
Good thing too because I was this ] [ close to forgetting that the U.S. uses a different system of measurement.
Thank god OP was here to remind us all that anything that's different should be hated.
#22 - thinkwithportals (12/18/2012) [-]
Really, FJ? We're doing this again?
Really, FJ? We're doing this again?
#8 - SpilledMeBeans (12/17/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Yeah, well those yards in a mile got us to the Moon first so....
User avatar #13 to #8 - brawlman (12/17/2012) [-]
but the Russians did get to space first
#5 - PFSquirrel (12/17/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Let's also note the US isn't the only country using this. Let's also also note it's called Imperial due to being invented by who? The British.
#2 - fuckyosixtyminutes (12/17/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Using the point at which water freezes as a base is no less arbitrary.
#32 - AngelsShadow (12/18/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Lol just saying... It's all in how you look at it, those numbers are normal for us because we grew up knowing them, we grew up being taught that there were, roughly, 2 centimeters to an inch, 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet to a yard etc. That's just how we do it lol no big deal needs to be made out of it, it works for us and we understand it, if you don't then who's the superior when it comes to intelligence? Americans, who understand a more complicated measurement system? Or everyone else who has a system that babysits the mind by using the same numbers over and over to get to the next level... Think about it... Who's system does the world use to measure dick size?... Now who feels dumb?
#39 to #32 - emotep (12/18/2012) [-]
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
-Albert Einstein
User avatar #62 - parakeetman (12/18/2012) [+] (3 replies)

i'll just leave this here
User avatar #38 - Thebiggeorgy (12/18/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Not only in America, Liberia, and Burma and the United Kingdom use the Imperial System use them still to this date. Canada did use it only till 1976 and started to replace it with Metric. I hate you and your face right now.
User avatar #47 to #38 - masoaoki (12/18/2012) [-]
the UK actual official system is metric now and has been for a long time, it's just people stuck in their old ways
#70 - fuckyouaswell (12/18/2012) [-]
Let me just leave this here.
User avatar #56 - iamthou (12/18/2012) [+] (3 replies)
the reason why we americans don't switch to the metric system has nothing to do with ignorance, it's money

it would cost too much to switch all our machines, tools, and measuring items

and as far as month day year, we go by smallest number to biggest

the month number is the smallest number most of the time, then the day number, then the year will be the largest(if written full, ie 2012 instead of /12)

also, why does it matter how we write our dates?
User avatar #77 - penismunchernohomo (12/21/2012) [-]
"Don't hate"
Is hating on 'Murica.
#60 - kez (12/18/2012) [+] (1 reply)
To be fair

In england we use Feet and inches for height and Stone for weight.

Although I think the stone is the best measurement of weight ever conceived. Just tell people the name of the unit and they can work out roughly how much it weighs
#57 - itsfreecola (12/18/2012) [+] (1 reply)
why do you give a 			****		 anyway?  leave my country alone.
why do you give a **** anyway? leave my country alone.
#71 to #57 - anonymous (12/18/2012) [-]
Your country is alone, it's the goddamn point...
#43 - anonymous (12/18/2012) [-]
stop. ******* . posting. these. charts.

they're not funny, they're not educational. they're just taking up space on frontpage because retarded idiots think they are being clever by liking something bashing the US system for the millionth time
User avatar #27 - PoisinSandwich (12/18/2012) [+] (5 replies)
I dont want to add to a flame war. But for me when i do the month day year thing i like to think of it smallest to biggest. such as there area max of 12 months. max of 31 days. and just a hell of a lot of years.
User avatar #29 to #27 - phoenix grinder ONLINE (12/18/2012) [-]
right; the X day of the X month of the X year. sound reasoning
#6 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
Allow me to explain.
The "retarded rollercoaster" was created in England, and used by the entire British Empire. The U.S. had already become independent when everyone else started switching to the metric system, which is why we didn't also start using it.
The Fahrenheit scale is based on the freezing temperature of brine, not water, and the average human body temperature.
Last, for the dates, that's just the way we say it out loud. "December 9th, 2012"
#4 - gatodelfuego (12/17/2012) [+] (10 replies)
I'd rather measure my height in feet than in meters. More accurate. How high are you? 5 feet 10 inches. Compared to 1.75 meters or whatever.

I'd rather measure weight in pounds. 1 pound is less than 1 KG, so it can be more accurate. However, I'm pretty sure nobody knows what the **** an ounce is.

I'd rather measure the weather temperature in Fahrenheit, as it's more accurate. 100 degrees Fahrenheit is what, 40 degrees Celsius? More accurate.

I'd rather measure mass of objects in grams. It's a measure of mass and not force. Smarter and more accurate.

I'd rather measure volume in liters and milliliters. A milliliter is the volume of 1 g of water. Smart. Nobody knows how to measure in gallons or quarts at all.

The imperial system has some smart measurements but it isn't connected well. The metric system is connected brilliantly but some units aren't as practical. The imperial system could easily be redesigned to use kilofeet, milligallons, and centipounds. Would that make it better than metric?

The imperial system is built off the human body. One yard is the length of an arm. One foot is, a foot. One inch is a knuckle. 100 degrees is the human temperature. Of course, these aren't exact, but they match well.

The metric system is designed for science and science only. It is more practical for this, but not for some other things.

Both systems have their strong points so stop bitching about which one is better.
#9 to #4 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
Bitch please, TL;DR
#1 - likeacircus (12/17/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I agree cept for the Day/Month/Year thing. Much easier to say " It's March 21st, 2012' than "It's the 21st of March, 2012
#3 to #1 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
Lazy americans can't even be assed to say of
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