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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #24 - RageRambo
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(12/18/2012) [-]
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.
User avatar #40 to #24 - MrPadre
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I lived in England when I learned how to read and write, I still write my dates in day/month/year, but when I read the dates, I will still say November 27th, or just 27 November, either way works for me and I don't understand why people make a deal out of it
#26 to #24 - timmyrustler
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"Fourth of July."    
   
Your argument is invalid.
"Fourth of July."

Your argument is invalid.
User avatar #28 to #26 - garvielxloken
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(12/18/2012) [-]
I say July 4th. It rolls off the tongue easier.
User avatar #41 - johrai
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(12/18/2012) [-]
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?
#64 to #41 - kez
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the 5th of March

The rest of the world isnt so lazy that we feel the need to cut out two one syllable words
User avatar #50 to #41 - nnightfire
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(12/18/2012) [-]
Here in the Netherlands we say: ''It is 5 March'' we don't say the ''the between it.

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User avatar #46 to #41 - Bohya
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(12/18/2012) [-]
It is broken...
User avatar #42 to #41 - welshy
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(12/18/2012) [-]
I would say "It's the 5th of march, 2012" as do most people i know.
#49 to #42 - anon id: a8f1fe51
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(12/18/2012) [-]
but that would require an extra word, And we don't have time for that. cuz this is 'murika.
#19 - Muppetz
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(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
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(12/18/2012) [-]
Really, FJ? We're doing this again?
Really, FJ? We're doing this again?
#8 - SpilledMeBeans
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(12/17/2012) [-]
Yeah, well those yards in a mile got us to the Moon first so....
#11 to #8 - SpilledMeBeans
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And I ain't even mad
User avatar #20 to #8 - graphenz
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(12/18/2012) [-]
that's like saying the swedes blond hair got them Ikea, it's not related.
User avatar #13 to #8 - brawlman
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(12/17/2012) [-]
but the Russians did get to space first
#5 - PFSquirrel
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(12/17/2012) [-]
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.
User avatar #10 to #5 - mads
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(12/17/2012) [-]
We also discovered and founded modern america with other european countries. We dropped that too
User avatar #12 to #10 - acedce
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Viking were the first to land on north america and we broke off from you. Nice job dropping that.
User avatar #72 to #12 - Faz
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Psst, he said modern America
#7 to #5 - anon id: ceb86ac8
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Anon here. heads up kid countries that used to use it are all in the process of switching over... Imperial is old and out-dated and the British as you said created it have switched over to metric/
#2 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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(12/17/2012) [-]
Using the point at which water freezes as a base is no less arbitrary.
#51 to #2 - anon id: ecaf9ca4
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(12/18/2012) [-]
water freezes at 0°C and boils at 100°C (on average sea level). Pretty simple to me.

The imperial system is built off the human body. That's the problem with it. Everybody is different. That means my yard ist different than _ your_ yard. Not very accurate.

Day changes more often than the month and the month more often than the year.
DD/MM/YYYY. Even your precious Independance Day is called 4th of July.
#73 to #51 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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I really don't care about the rest. I only commented about the temperature. I understand WHY 0 and 100 were chosen. But they're still no less arbitrary. The universe does not revolve around water freezing and boiling.
#32 - AngelsShadow
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(12/18/2012) [-]
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?
#33 to #32 - anon id: 09280683
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an inch is exactly 2.54 centimeters. themoreyouknow
User avatar #39 to #32 - emotep
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"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
#78 to #39 - AngelsShadow
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(12/26/2012) [-]
He was speaking about people rationalizing complicated things that didn't need to be complicated. Just because the rest of the world doesn't understand our units of measurement doesn't make us fools, who is more foolish? The ones who have the complicated system? Or the one who insults the user for lack of understanding? Think about it.
User avatar #62 - parakeetman
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(12/18/2012) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6xJfP7-HCc

i'll just leave this here
User avatar #66 to #62 - MrTurdTastic
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(12/18/2012) [-]
Although that was really interesting, it is impractical to consider implementing it. You'd have to teach everyone who has a basic knowledge of maths, you'd have to re-train absolutely everyone.
User avatar #67 to #66 - parakeetman
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what i was trying to point out is that metric isn't exactly better or worse than the way imperial, or standard, does things. and in fact if it wasn't for the french europe would be using it too.
#69 to #62 - legendarypancake
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(12/18/2012) [-]
i think this is genius, i just wish it wasn't so hard to get people to accept change.
User avatar #38 - Thebiggeorgy
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(12/18/2012) [-]
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
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the UK actual official system is metric now and has been for a long time, it's just people stuck in their old ways