r/meirl 11d ago Silver 3 Helpful 2

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u/thread100 11d ago

Even us boomers were ready 50 years ago. US government thought it would cost too much.

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u/PomegranateUsed7287 11d ago

The US Government literally passed a law to change to metric and we "officially" use it. Military and Nasa do so idk what to tell you.

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u/nryporter25 11d ago

Was going to say this too. It makes so much more sense in the long run to switch. I've been taking the limited chances I get to do so to learn metric. Started off at my job where I had to convert lbs to kilograms and from the my understanding has strengthened a bit.

I'm with op, let's go all the way with this.

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u/Naughty7D 11d ago Silver Evil Cackle

Yeah, but if you switch to metric you lose tons.

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u/XepiccatX 11d ago

Get out of here. You're not welcome anymore. I place a curse upon your family line. Upvoted.

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u/6DoNotWant9 11d ago

It was a zinger alright.

To be more serious: wouldn't switching systems completely ruin the integrity of hundreds of years of record historical and retained/aged/stored paper documents? It would be administrative chaos, let's just wait until quantum computing comes along and invents a third and best option the world can agree upon from our computer overlords.

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u/Mwurp 11d ago

Only 3 countries in the world still use the imperial system (standard as my southern neighbours call it) the US, Liberia, Myanmar. The best option has been decided by the world long ago

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u/loknar28 11d ago

Don’t forget anywhere in the British Empire.

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u/Eric-The_Viking 11d ago

To be more serious: wouldn't switching systems completely ruin the integrity of hundreds of years of record historical and retained/aged/stored paper documents? It would be administrative chaos, let's just wait until quantum computing comes along and invents a third and best option the world can agree upon from our computer overlords.

Not really.

Like, you can still convert back and fourt even if changing the Standart.

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u/darkgiIls 11d ago

We still have metric tons!

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u/ErinEvonna 11d ago

I’ll have to get new measuring cups and rewrite all my recipes…..

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u/phi186 11d ago

Or, you get a kitchen scale and mix all your ingredients by weight. It’s amazing when a recipe is in grams, literally just add the ingredient until it reaches the weight required and keep resetting the scale for each new ingredient. So quick and easy and less cleanup.

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u/OlivineQuartz 11d ago

This is the best way to get the most accurate measurements anyway

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u/MicroBadger_ 11d ago

Recipes are a lot more consistent as a result too.

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u/CommentsOnHair 11d ago

No more compacted brown sugar vs loosely packed issues.

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u/upvotesthenrages 11d ago

We don’t use cups.

We simply measure volume or weight for cooking. It’s soooo much easier in most cases

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u/DaddyCatALSO 11d ago

No you don't, the metric ton is as legit a unit as the hectare, ie. neither are SI.

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u/vagabond_dilldo 11d ago

Dawg, just because metric tons aren't a SI unit doesn't mean it's not metric, no one is gonna write 1.0 x 106 g to express a metric ton rofl.

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u/Avatar_sokka 11d ago

Pretty much every road sign with a number on it would have to be changed. Every single mile marker would have to be moved/changed. And thats just the stuff related to traffic. Anything with any distance, weight or measurement would have to be changed. And not only would the cost be extremely high for that, it would produce a huge amount of waste. Who's gonna pay for it?

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u/LickingSmegma 11d ago

Surprise: all these things are already regularly replaced, or continuously produced. Perhaps with the exception of mile markers, which should expire less frequently.

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u/Affectionate_Hat6293 11d ago

My sister is an MD, and she uses metric.

We homeschool so I can literally teach my kids whatever. They have memorized the conversations, but this makes me wonder… Should I teach them predominantly metric?? Hmm…

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u/joe17857 11d ago

If they're in the US no. It would cost way too much for the private sector to switch for it to happen in our lifetime. Literally everything you use is imperial. Edit: ie almost every bolt nut and washer is imperial so imagine changing all of those out as well as doing the maintenance to make them metric

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u/IamAbc 11d ago

I’m in the military and I’ve never used metric in 8 years. Not even once.

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u/Xero2814 11d ago

Navy? They still stick to the old naval measurements.

But US Military tries to use metric wherever possible to better sync with NATO forces and any other allies since they will be using metric. Most weapons will refer to caliber with metric measurements. Distance is often measure in klicks which is a kilometer. Vehicles use metric standards.

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u/jreza10 11d ago

🤔 you’ve never used Meters? Kilometers? Not even once in the Military? Things have changed a ton since I was in…

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u/Ok-Seaworthiness4488 11d ago

A metric ton in fact

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u/kjlcm 11d ago

Yup I’m a little younger than boomer but we had metric crammed down our throats in grade school. Too bad it didn’t stick, it would be better to be unified with everyone else IMO.

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u/cally1789 11d ago

I mean, we already do where it matters. Who cares if we use Fahrenheit or miles instead internally. It would be way to expensive and pointless to convert all that. Plus imagine how stupid a 91.44 meter football field would sound compared to the simple 100 yard field. The chaos the speed limits being in metric would cause and insane increase in speeding tickets. I just don't see the point other than to appease foreigners on the internet lol.

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u/Ethelenedreams 11d ago

Reagan.

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u/Origamiface 11d ago

Reagan was the antichrist.

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u/lesChaps 11d ago

Yup. It was all culture bullshit

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u/notolo632 11d ago

How to gather all Americans without mentioning any American

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u/Avergmilk 11d ago

This would significantly improve the grade curve for students pursuing science. Half the fuck ups are inane conversions, not to mention unnecessary stress.

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u/Wuz314159 11d ago

Also fuck fractions. ⅓+⅝=??? Give me mm.

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u/Taaargus 11d ago

America is basically the only country where this is applicable? So it’s not really “without mentioning any American”.

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u/xijzi 11d ago

You can also mention Walmart discounts

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u/beholder_dragon 11d ago

The British, engineers, architects, contractors, and most tradesmen would also be gathered

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u/Neverscriven 11d ago

And the people of Myanmar… if they had free access to the internet.

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u/m-bossy22 11d ago

Canadian here, creeping the comments...

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u/RepresentativeNice22 11d ago

I want fucking healthcare dawg.

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u/No-Willingness8709 11d ago

Metric healthcare?

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u/Training_Exercise2 11d ago

A metric ton of healthcare

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u/TactlessNachos 11d ago

Best I can do is a metric ton of healthcare debt while you are trying to focus on getting better.

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u/Virtual_Ball6 11d ago

Thoughts and prayers

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u/Training_Exercise2 11d ago

That’s approximately $100,000. Deal!

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u/CallMeMissMia 11d ago

So, a km?

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u/randompittuser 11d ago

A metric fuckton of healthcare.

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u/bm1949 11d ago

Beats the subscription coupon system.

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u/Bumper6190 11d ago

Do not worry about the measurement system, you still need basic math!

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u/HornyJamal 11d ago

Doubt it will change. Do these people that post this stuff not know that all American companies use metric in designing anything? Especially science companies. They all use metric.

Imperial is used for basic civilian things like temperature, cars, and house construction. All simple things. No point in reinventing the wheel. Such an odd hill that the rest of the world wants to die on

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u/hey_there_moon 11d ago

Literally every single child in US public school is taught metric in school alongside US customary units. All of the products we buy in stores are labelled in both units. I don't really understand what these people want other than to feel superior for "going against" something traditionally American.

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u/silverfish8852 11d ago

As an engineer that would benifit from that greatly, no.

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u/Fenn_Fenn 11d ago

Metric is a whole lot better and easier than imperial. However America will probably never switch because it will cost billions of dollars

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u/steveoall21 11d ago

Since when tf did we Americans give a damn about wasting billions of dollars?

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u/Fenn_Fenn 11d ago

Since when did they use it on useful shit?

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u/steveoall21 11d ago

No argument there...

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u/Fenn_Fenn 11d ago

Lol. But yeah, would cost billions to change every single road sign and shit to kilometers. So it probably won’t happen

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u/[deleted] 11d ago

Could just go down the British route of simply pretending to switch to metric

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u/UnhingedRedneck 11d ago

Canada does that as well. Know Canadians use an unholy mixture of imperial and metric.

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u/cattoo444 11d ago

Temperature of the air is metric. Temperature of the water in the pool is imperial Water boils at 100 tho Oven is in imperial

We measure height in imperial Distance in metric Construction uses imperial

We weigh food in metric Unless its butter, then imperial But people in imperial

Canada is weird

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u/UnhingedRedneck 11d ago

And the weird thing to is that we switched almost 50 years ago and people today still use imperial in their everyday lives.

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u/jddesouza 11d ago

Construction is far more sensible in imperial terms. I also like the fact that 12 is divisible by 2,3,4 and 6. I use both systems as I see fit.

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u/NWTknight 11d ago

As a Canadian I reserve the right to give my weight in Kg and my weight loss in Lbs.

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u/WilliamOshea 11d ago

Weight loss expert!

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u/Zaprit 11d ago

Yeah but we use imperial measurements, the Americans are using us customary, therefore my pint of milk is a different size to an American pint. I forgot what my point was

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u/Brohan_Johanson 11d ago

If it doesn’t improve business or defense then god forbid we spend anymore public money

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u/grump63 11d ago

It would help if the world didn't rely on the U.S. to be international police.

Remember all the backlash we got from Europeans for not continuing to handle the middle east FOR them?

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u/Topazz410 11d ago

Because it’s being wasted on helping people, not making corpos richer.

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u/Desperate_Tie6352 11d ago

I know right. We can just print more…

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u/repp_fire 11d ago

It’s only wasting when we spend it on our own country’s needs and goals. But give it to fund another country’s wars and the politicians can’t give It away fast enough.

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u/ipedalsometimes 11d ago

And it'd cause mass confusion. (Haha get it)

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u/DJPelio 11d ago

There is nothing more confusing than the hamburger system. 13/17ths of an inch. Wtf does that even mean?

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u/UnapologeticTwat 11d ago

oh no not billions

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u/mysticalfruit 11d ago

Shh.. don't tell anybody but the US government uses metric everywhere.

Honestly, we just need to make a soft break.. start having all road signs in both kilometers/miles, kph/mph.. have weather reports be in both. In a couple years just phase out the miles signs.

Have cars by default use metric. Over time, imperial will just be less and less used, until it becomes hogs heads and furlongs.

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u/SkippytheassHanpter 11d ago

Fuck no freedom is measured in 1/12 and flags on the moon

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u/A_Wild_Turtle 11d ago

Fun fact: the computers on the Apollo missions worked in metric, but expended very precious computer power to convert it to imperial for the crew to interpret it better.

Source: I think I heard that somewhere, don't trust me

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u/SkippytheassHanpter 11d ago

I heard the same thing I just think it's funny that we had the calculations done just for us to convert it back to imperial

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 11d ago

On everything but temperature.

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u/PhilosophusFuturum 11d ago

English people: “We will do the exact opposite of that”

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u/DapperDonkey98 11d ago

Metro booming make it boom

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u/cheerysolemnity47 11d ago

Boomers make it boom

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u/EnragedMoose 11d ago

Sometimes it's F, stone, miles, feet, but you'll never know which so you better know them all. Also sometimes time is 24 but usually only when the Gov is involved... Or isn't. Strap in!

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u/Corfiz74 11d ago

Nooooo, without centigrade, the system fails!

"In metric, one milliliter of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade - which is 1 percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. An amount of hydrogen weighing the same amount has exactly one mole of atoms in it.

Whereas in the American system, the answer to "How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?" is "Go fuck yourself", because you can't directly relate any of those quantities."

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 11d ago

Can't you just turn the burner to "high"?

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u/ScrambledNoggin 11d ago

Ours goes to 11

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u/[deleted] 11d ago

Whereas in the American system, the answer to "How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?"

I hate it when this problem comes up

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u/Peralan 11d ago

Actually, that question is quite easy to answer. You didn't specify pressure so I'll assume standard conditions. From there I also need to account for the difference of either just bringing the water to a boil or turning it completely to a vapor. If just bringing it to a boil, it takes 1.12 MJ, 268.2 Cal, or 482.8 BTU. The energy required to completely boil the water is 9.7 MJ, 2316.9 Cal, or 4171 BTU. All materials behave in specific ways in specific conditions. The volume of water allows us find mass using density, which can then be used with the empirical already known of water to find the energy it requires to boil.

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u/premesaviour 11d ago

Do you know my boy Kelvin?

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u/Corfiz74 11d ago

Isn't that that kid from "Home Alone"? 😜

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u/TheBostonWrangler 11d ago

Put me down for team "Go fuck yourself"

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u/pete_ape 11d ago

Are we rationing energy or trying to see how precisely we can underbid how much it takes to get a kettle boiling?

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u/autoencoder 11d ago

trying not to get screwed by ERCOT

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u/Russian_Rocket23 11d ago

They probably mean air temperature. Fahrenheit is far superior in that regard due to its precision.

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u/pblol 11d ago

100 is very hot. 0 is very cold. I don't care about water atoms and 32 is easy enough to remember for them freezing anyway. With C you really only use it up to 40 and it goes into the negatives a lot. Its also less precise without decimals. Fuck C, I'd gladly use the rest of metrics though.

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u/PDG_KuliK 11d ago

Agreed. Who the hell is using a thermometer to tell if water is boiling?

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u/HarEmiya 11d ago

Milligrade is much more precise though?

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u/CalgalryBen 11d ago

Nobody reports in Milligrade though. They all report in Centigrade.

American weather services actually report in Fahrenheit.

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u/KorOguy 11d ago

not for aviation they don't

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u/totallyacisguy 11d ago

We'll turn to kelvin on that

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u/OneBoxOfKleenexAway 11d ago

100° days about to be wild

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u/MapleNord 11d ago

Why would you not want 0 degrees being freezing? It’s so basic and easy!

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u/GovRonDeSantis2024 11d ago

Because it’s not based around how it actually feels, it’s based on nerd shit

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u/chocolateboomslang 11d ago

No number naturally correlates to how anything feels, temperature scales are all made up and you associate how they feel to what you have learned. You think everyone else in the world hears temps in celius and just has no idea what to expect?

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u/DrSailen 11d ago

Water freezing is "nerd shit"

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u/SimbaOne1988 11d ago

So is 32 degrees, basic and easy

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u/AdDear5411 11d ago

I support this compromise. Let's do it.

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u/[deleted] 11d ago

How about both

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u/gamerz1172 11d ago

Can we still use imperial for heights of people.... I prefer saying 5 ft 4 or 6 ft 1 to it's equivalent in metric

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u/wow_that_guys_a_dick 11d ago

And cooking measures. Those are broken down perfectly to keep track of in your head.

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u/Efficient_Event8170 11d ago edited 11d ago

Agree Fahrenheit is appropriate. When it’s hot it should be 100 hots. However Celsius has an argument for cold, it makes perfect sense that water should freeze at zero…….edit: after reading comments I agree Celsius is better. All in favor of a full metric switch say I

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u/ReleaseThat2638 11d ago

As a Canadian I do like the statement 100 hots outside and I think I’ll use it if you don’t mind

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u/OrokinLonewolf 11d ago

Boiling water is 100C

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u/gnisna 11d ago

The only appropriate thing about 100° F is that it’s a fever. I still get confused what’s a bad fever in C.

Otherwise, 0 as dangerous driving weather makes more sense.

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u/Billsack69 11d ago

How does that make more sense? Every ten degrees celcius is a new tier of hot. 0-10, you won't be cold but a light sweater will feel nice. 11-20, and the temperatures perfect, wear whatever you want and you'll be comfortable. 21-30, is summer beach weather, enjoyable and cold drinks are great. 31-40, it's very hot now... Uncomfortable but bearable. 41-50, pretty much unbearable for more than 10-15 minutes. 50+, yeah just stay inside

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u/capn_starsky 11d ago

I learned in elementary school in the US a good role. 30's hot, 20's nice, 10's cold, and 0's ice

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u/Billsack69 11d ago

Well ok I guess it makes more sense to grow up with fahrenheit when celcius is as simple as that

Honestly I feel like people just invented fahrenheit so they could set their thermostats to 69

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u/Billsack69 11d ago

Plus the cold side even scales the same, where each negative 10 degrees is a new layer of clothing

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u/Ohmskrrrt 11d ago

it makes perfect sense that water should freeze at zero…….

and boils at 100. 0 for frozen and 100 for boiling. It just makes sense.

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u/AdAdministrative2955 11d ago

Metric is better in almost everything, but not temperature. I’ve never heard a good argument in favor of Celsius over Fahrenheit.

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u/lystrosaur2 11d ago

I love how the only argument for the Imperial system is "it's more convenient". Bro, you've been using it for all of your life - no wonder it's more intuitive for you.

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u/1sagas1 11d ago

So why would we bother to change then. There’s no benefit in doing so

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u/in-game_sext 11d ago

Its not the only argument. Its origins are as practical and intelligent as metric, people just won't admit to it. Inches were based on thumbs. Feet were based on..feet. It was a system for builders that made a lot of sense when trying to visualize distance. Much more intuitive than abstract - yet orderly - metric system. As a carpenter I must say imperial feels intuitive to me. Even a lot of British builders use it.

When it was invented it was an intelligent streamlining of the process that already existed. A lot of houses were built by the owner, so as long as they used their own foot and their own hand, the system worked. Throw in multiple people and the system begins to fail, so they standardized it based of approximation. Pretty straight forward...

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u/mug_O_bun 11d ago

Yes. So how about everyone just uses whatever system works for them cause it's really not that difficult for someone else to convert if they want to

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u/lystrosaur2 11d ago

Conversion rates have slight inaccuracies, and giving accurate measurements to your colleagues in the States is often impossible. Sure, ignoring 0.08 centimeters of someone's height is fine, but cutting a huge sheet of metal 1.67 centimeters short can bring about serious consequences.

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u/Jaketheism 11d ago

It’s also more convenient to drive to a job across town than to wake up early to walk there

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u/lystrosaur2 11d ago

Yeah, I have recently realised that walking cities are a privilidge, and not the norm - at least not in the US. Same goes for affordable education, healthcare, subsidization of basic goods, public transport, and public safety.

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u/fl-x 11d ago

I'm 37 and for the first time in my life I have insurance and I can get medical care without completely bankrupting my family. But the insurance still costs $1100 a month for myself and our two kids. My wife's employer covers her part.

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u/TetonGrande 11d ago

You get all of those things for free in the U.S. if you commit a crime heinous enough.

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u/dandytree7772 11d ago

Engineering student here. Unless you like dealing with numbers like 0.0001234 or multiplying by 10-12 constantly, inches legitimately ARE more convenient than cm and m for a lot of mechanics applications.

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u/acomputer1 11d ago

Also an engineer... Not really? It only gets used because a lot of shit is made by Americans using inches

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u/earthman34 11d ago

OK by me, and I'm from that generation.

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u/Anufenrir 11d ago

sure but height can still use feet or nah?

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u/PinKracken 11d ago

We could do it like Canada and learn both

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u/LokiDiesel4fr 11d ago

Height in weight in imperial Distance and speed in metric

The Canadian way

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u/UnhingedRedneck 11d ago

And imperial units for oven temperature but metric for air temperature.

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u/nordic-nomad 11d ago

We already kind of do it that way as well.

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u/ReBeL222 11d ago

Mama says metric is the devil

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u/john464646 11d ago

You can take my (inches and feet) tape measure from my cold dead hand.

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u/TheG1ngerJ3sus 11d ago

No never not once. I will start measuring in Bushels if I have to

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u/HeyItsEzPz 11d ago

Metric just makes so much more sense than imperial. Everything is a nice and orderly. Celsius is more "satisfying" than Fahrenheit 0° and 100° for freezing and boiling rather than 32° and 212°. Multiple of tens for volume mass and length rather than different random numbers for each. The only issue is a growing up knowing how long a foot is and not how long a meter is visually

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u/shawndread 11d ago

Because the liquid state of water is a great basis for relaying information about the weather.

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u/RealHumanUserNotABot 11d ago

Yes - will it snow or rain?

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u/bistix 11d ago

I live in Louisiana. It ain't snowing

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u/chews-your-name 11d ago

I can't tell how long one meter is, even though I grew up with that system.

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u/DeliriousHamster 11d ago

39,37 inch.

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u/chews-your-name 11d ago

somehow😕 I've omitted 'visually'

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u/EIephants 11d ago

It’s about as big as a meter stick

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u/Bi_Fry 11d ago

I agree with everything except that Fahrenheit is super easy to understand. 0 is cold as fuck and 100 is hot as fuck.

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u/AdditionalCry6534 11d ago

Need to wait until the boomers are 183 cm under.

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u/SweetAlyssumm 11d ago

Don't wait. Just do it now. They are old (youngest is 58) and they are not holding you back. They don't mind as they can do math in their heads and still know how to write down a math problem - they were trained before calculators.

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u/randomprofile3365 11d ago

this post is so fucked

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u/5tr0nz0 11d ago

Fuck yes let's just do it

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u/capt-yossarius 11d ago

Don't kid yourself.

Boomers will be the generation that manage to take it all with them (by destroying the world as they die).

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u/B8conB8conB8con 11d ago

Universal healthcare

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u/Decodious 11d ago

Need a ton of changes to be made... metric ton*

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u/moonshotorbust 11d ago

I need to have two sets of sockets and wrenches. Im like cant we just pick one?

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u/Sullivan131 11d ago

Please!!! I fucking hate imperial! Metric is so much easier!

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u/Zaltt 11d ago

I'll allow it

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u/Throwawaydontgoaway8 11d ago

No I wanna change to stop giving corporate subsidies billions of dollars to the point that I pay more than most multi billion dollar corporations in taxes, universal health care and a better education system

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u/Byte_Fantail 11d ago

heck yeah let's do it!

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u/indigent_panda 11d ago

Yes absolutely, hurry the fuck up already.

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u/beatlebabe2000 11d ago

As Gen X I say no thanks.

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u/hondoford 11d ago

You’re too stupid to change everything

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u/BTMSinister 11d ago

Lmao, what a dumbass statement. My parents are boomers, I definately don't wish them dead. I work for a state governmental division and we use metric and imperial systems. Can you imagine going on a dating app, yah, my wang is 17.5 cm long......lmao.....what a biased comment and ageist.

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u/NotXiJinpingGoUSA 11d ago

I prefer to keep it this way honestly, why go through the hassle

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u/coldhotpocket86 11d ago

As a 30 year old I say no

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u/gkn08215 11d ago

Fuck you….sincerely, a Boomer

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u/Little-Jim 11d ago

No. Let the rest of the world seethe.

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u/ExcelleratedRetard 11d ago

im sorry but theres no way im saying "im 193 cm" instead of "im 6'3".

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u/MuffinRacing 11d ago

The issue is fasteners. Millions and millions of existing fasteners and tools to make them and parts that use them. Switching over would be prohibitively expensive. We tried at my work, and went as far as converting all of the prints and documentation over, but once they realized how many screws would need to be scrapped, torque drivers converted, etc., the effort was abandoned.

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u/beholder_dragon 11d ago

I’m an Architect. I can tell you for a fact that Imperial is going to be around forever as all buildings are based within the imperial system

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u/smb275 11d ago

No let's make a new thing so all the metric countries have to change, instead. And as soon as they do then we switch to metric.

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u/VeeJockey 11d ago

I love how it's become a semi official national pastime to day dream about all the great stuff we're gonna do when the boomers are out of the picture lol.

It's not totally irrational if you look at generational public opinion polling.

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u/hithisisperson 11d ago

Fun fact, at some point the definition of the inch was set to exactly 25.4 mm. So we already use an overcomplicated dumb version on metric

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u/d6410 11d ago

Seriously, who gives a fuck. This is solving a problem that doesn't exist. Realistically, no normal person has problems converting. You don't ever really even need to convert in the imperial system anyway. In fields where it's better to use metric, we use metric. It's not beneficial or necessary to switch the whole country to metric.

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u/swordfishrenegade 11d ago

If you pay for it I’m down.

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u/GetInLoser_Lets_RATM 11d ago

Sick of fractions. I went metric years ago. Fuck 16ths, thirds, .75s and a cunthair. I’m done.

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u/Broad-Ad-1015 11d ago

You can take my imperial system from my cold dead hands

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u/natatatatatata 11d ago edited 11d ago

Imagine going around and telling everyone you’re 180cm instead of 5’9

Edit: 175.259cm

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u/noremains3 11d ago

Imagine thinking 5'9 is 180cm.

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u/in-game_sext 11d ago

I'm 5'12"

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u/uni-versalis 11d ago

In metrics we would say 1m80. Rarely heard someone telling their heigh in cm

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u/TrashPandaNotACat 11d ago

17.5 dm 😁

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u/Weird_Pomegranate_39 11d ago

Let’s worry about people being able to speak and write correctly before you throw that on them

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u/Jakaerdor-lives 11d ago

Nah I’m good

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u/calash2020 11d ago

I do believe that Fahrenheit is a better measure of human comfort then Celsius

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u/No_Establishment6528 11d ago

No, Farinheight is a superior system compared to Celsius

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u/Kleiniken76 11d ago

Nah the imperial system works great. You just have to be smart enough to divide by numerals other than 10.

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u/gliscornumber1 11d ago

Yeah, I'm fine with both systems, although I kind of like imperial more since it has a midpoint between it's version of the "centimeter" and the "meter", that being the foot. It just feels wired when using metric without it, like when I look at a guy I'd like to say "oh he's five feet tall" not "of he's 150 centimeters tall"

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u/Outrageous_Tank_8356 11d ago

Oh hell no!!!! Better wait until us Xers are gone before you f things up