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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 09:02 AM
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17. Well, frankly, when you've grown up with
a particular system, it's very hard to try to change your hardwiring, not to mention annoying as hell. I frankly don't understand why the big push to go metric, anyway, it's a major pain in the ass. Especially the temperature system.

I find it very hard to conceive of 38 being equivalent to 98 degrees, etc., etc., and if that makes me a lazy, shiftless American, then so be it, I don't really care. And I find it especially annoying when metric measurements are given without any equivalents to our system, that just drives me fucking crazy. I suppose if I had learned it side by side with our own system in school while I was growing up it'd be different, but I didn't and I think that makes it all the harder. My son is learning it that way, so it will probably be a lot easier for him in the future.

And don't even get me started on driving in Canada and trying to figure out the damned speed limits based on metric!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, if the Bushistas are still in power this time next year and, therefore, I move to Canada as is my plan should that happen, I supposed I'll have to finally learn and get used to it, as well as a new money system. But it would be a sacrifice worth making as far as I'm concerned.
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