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Hope I don't receive many negatives.

USA developed World
and former British Empire in parts
inconsistent. traditionalist consistent & elegant
imperialist - remains just out of power), wrong
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User avatar #5 - Bouncer (06/29/2013) [+] (6 replies)
No one in the US thinks of numbers as 1000 to some power.
#3 - dashgamer (06/29/2013) [+] (4 replies)
It's not my fault that my country's education system raised me on those dumbass units of measurement, but I still use metric for everything I do.
User avatar #30 - allamericandude ONLINE (06/29/2013) [+] (39 replies)
I can understand the metric/imperial debate, but the date thing is completely unnecessary. They represent the exact same information, it's just written in a different order. It's a simple convention, that's it--like driving on the right side of the road or calling it "soda" instead of "pop". There is literally no reason to get all ********** about it. But people will anyway.

As for the order of magnitude thing: I've heard people associate the different systems with both Europe and America. To me, one billion has always been 10^9. But in a scientific environment, people typically write big numbers exponentially, like 10^9, so language doesn't matter anyway.
User avatar #44 - galkawhm (06/29/2013) [+] (6 replies)
In Fahrenheit.
0 = Very cold
100 = Very hot

In Celsius
0 = Chilly
100 = dead
#18 - anonymous (06/29/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I'm in Britain. We drink Pints down at the pub, also buy our milk traditionally in pints. We enjoy steaks measured in ounces, we drive using miles, typically measure floor space in buildings in square feet, measure land in acres, often use feet for height, stones/ounces for weighing ourselves, few people I know use the 'developed' number scale for millions, compare babies weights in pounds and ounces, our fuel usage is typically given as a mile per gallon.

Whilst UK officially uses metric in all the paper records of everything, and it's a legal requirement to print the metric equivalent on all this **** , we are still very much an imperial-using place.
#54 - rakaka (06/29/2013) [+] (9 replies)

User avatar #135 - MuffinMan (06/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"Developed world" : consistent & elegant

Just a bit biased, don't you think?
#83 - jakatackka (06/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
You do have a point with the measurements, they are pretty wonky. Like Fahrenheit, though, they were centered around useful quantities, not what makes numeric sense - for instance, the foot was the length of a man's foot or shoe, and back then, people were more likely to have a foot with them than a meterstick.

12 months, 28+ days, 2000+ years. It makes equal sense - they sort by time, we sort by quantity.

Fahrenheit is more useful for everyday life - anything above 50*C is completely irrelevant. They're both centered around the freezing and boiling points of water, except Fahrenheit is offset to more accurately represent the temperatures that are relevant to people. One is great for science, one is great for everything else in life.

I completely and utterly fail to see how powers of 1,000 is inferior to powers of 1,000,000. I mean really, of all the criticisms, this one is ridiculous.
#61 - lordraine ONLINE (06/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I stopped reading when you said that a different way of accomplishing the exact same thing (counting and measuring) is "wrong."

Yeah, no. Go **** yourself in the manner most frequently used by everyone else who ***** themselves. You'll get off to it, I'm sure.
#118 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
12 months
31 days
2013 years

That's why its done MMDDYY.
#24 - beardedpants (06/29/2013) [+] (3 replies)
What is this, national slander the US day?
#23 - failtolawl (06/29/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I can agree with everything here besides the month/day thing. here is a nifty diagram.
#186 - teamrocketninja ONLINE (06/30/2013) [-]
I find your lack of faith in the Imperial system disturbing.
#175 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
i dun think americans are smart cause they dont do what i do
#149 - gibbousm (06/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Screw your Fahrenheit and Celsius! Kelvin is where its at!
#155 to #149 - snaresinger (06/30/2013) [-]
Tenth grade chemistry must be going well for you, huh?

Did for me too, just stop showing off.
#238 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
What if the US did this in attempt to stay well-practiced at Math?
#98 - verycoolcat (06/30/2013) [-]
0F= A very cold day
100F = A very warm day

0C= A cold day
100C= Dead

0K= Dead
100K = Dead

Celsius and Kelvin are best used to measure temperatures in a scientific matter rather than ambient air.

User avatar #52 - thereactionfolder (06/29/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I like measuring in Fahrenheit. It gives a more,exact number. You can easily tell that 30 degrees is cold while 90 degrees is hot.
User avatar #36 - onederman ONLINE (06/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I agree with all of these except the date thing. It's supposed to be like saying the full date (ex. January 14th, 2001) except smaller (ex. 1/14/2001). You could make an argument for either way.
User avatar #28 - howunexpected (06/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I fail to see how the "wrong" part comes into play?
Besides the fact the any country in the world can do as they ******* please, thank you sir, the imperial system is almost never used just by itself in the US anymore. Perhaps its the large amount of mertic-using people from Canada and Mexico, or perhaps its the rise of multi-national companies selling the same products in multiple countires. Whatever the cause, I've noticed the Americans using more and more of the metric system. Its integrated into our schools, its displayed on almost anything that shows measurement. They use farenheit because it is more specific in the temeprture sensitivity of the human body. But celsius is also displayed on weather forecasts.
Hell, I had no trouble when I moved from the metric-based country of Germany. Cars have km/h on their speedometers, the gas stations can change from gallons to lieters if you press the right button.
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