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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 2:19pm
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Those durn commies have been trying to get us to convert from good ol' US oz, lbs, pecks, bushels, etc. over to their Godless metric system ever since 1975 when Gerald Ford signed the US Metric Conversion Act into law and Reagan followed up in 1988 with the Omnibus Trade Act of 1988.

I'm all for going back to shekels, minas, and talents.

Know any good gram to shekel conversion programs?

Note: the above is intended as humor, and is not to be taken seriously. Except for the part about the metric system being codified as US Law - that part is real, but apparently the message didn't make it out very well. All commercial use is supposed to be metric, but you'll still see "1 lb (454 grams)" on packages instead of things being sold in 250, 500, and kilogram packages.
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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 4:00pm
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HEY, THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO FUSS WITH ALL THAT METREEEEK STUSS AND YA AIN'T GONNA DRAG ME THERE!
Nope ain't goona happen! They have been tryin to force me there all my life and it only confuses things withh them grams and meters (you use a meter to measure how much power you have used in your house, it ain't a way to measure how far something is!) An all them other ferrin names!! Nope NOT ME!

 
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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 4:09pm
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calblacksmith Said:

HEY, THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO FUSS WITH ALL THAT METREEEEK STUSS AND YA AIN'T GONNA DRAG ME THERE!
Nope ain't goona happen! They have been tryin to force me there all my life and it only confuses things withh them grams and meters (you use a meter to measure how much power you have used in your house, it ain't a way to measure how far something is!) An all them other ferrin names!! Nope NOT ME!

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Wayne, I would bet money you've got at least one set of metric wrenches hanging around your shop. You've already been contaminated!
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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 4:22pm
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The Metric System and flouridation of water are both commie plots and I have proof:

Click Here (blogs.ei.columbia.edu)

Click Here (scienceblogs.com)

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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 4:22am
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Thank you for the morning laugh, well, all but the serious first post.

And ps - coinage is already base 10, gotcha there.

 
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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 4:53am
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And don't forget, in the good old days of the British Empire 12 Pence used to be a Shilling, and 20 Shilling used to be 1 Pound Sterling, but 2 Shillings make 1 Florin, 2 Shilling and 6 Pence a Half Crown, 5 Shilling a Crown, and 4 Crown a Sovereign. 1 Pound and 1 Shilling, however, are 1 Guinea, which is 21 Shilling, and 20 Shilling equal 60 Groat, which converts to 240 Pence or 960 Farthing.

It's really easy when you come to think of it, isn't it? LOL

But seriously, being European the metric system feels perfectly natural to me.

Vincent: But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
Jules: What?
Vincent: It's the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it's just...it's just, there it's a little different.
Jules: Example?
Vincent: All right. Well, you can walk into a movie theater in Amsterdam and buy a beer. And I don't mean just like in no paper cup; I'm talking about a glass of beer. And in Paris, you can buy a beer at McDonald's. And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?
Vincent: Nah, man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.
Jules: What do they call it?
Vincent: They call it a "Royale with Cheese."

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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 5:51am
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aaah - the half crown - very nostalgic - lovely heavy coin - my childhood pocket money if I was well behaved ;o)

However, although we buy petrol (gas) in litres, we still use miles with mph speed limits, and sell draught beer in pints.

Most everything else here is metric,  although being over a certain age, when it comes to the weather/environment etc. farenheit immediately means more to me than celsius.  I know that 115f in the middle of Death Valley is hot. 46c doesn't seem the same.

Metric system rules in all practical aspects though, and has the advantage of being universal, unlike the old systems where Imperial (UK) and US measures although called the same thing were different - quite considerably in some cases.

In measuring or weighing I'd now be hard put to use anything other than metric.
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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 7:03am
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And then there is the "stone" as a measurement of weight.  Best referenced in a song called "Whole Lotta Rosie" by Australian rock band AC/DC, lead singer Bon Scott said it best about his "slightly" overweight girlfriend/one-night-stand named Rosie:

"But you give it all you got
Weighing in at nineteen stone"

A stone is 14 pounds.  19 x 14 = 266

Now that's a whole lotta rosie for sure.  Scott must have downed a few YARDS of ale before that encounter ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yard_of_ale

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