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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-04 09:11 AM
Response to Reply #16
22. YAY!
Best. Answer. EVER. :D :D

I remember all the hubbub in the 70s; kinda makes me mad we didn't switch, I was much better at metric. :(
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  -Why won't the USA go metric? JCCyC  Feb-03-04 08:53 AM   #0 
  - 'cuz we're lazy (n/t)  new_beawr   Feb-03-04 08:56 AM   #1 
  - welcome to DU  Bertha Venation   Feb-03-04 08:57 AM   #7 
  - There was an attempt in the 70's to go metric here.  terrya   Feb-03-04 08:56 AM   #2 
  - I thought Britain hadn't, either?  JCCyC   Feb-03-04 08:57 AM   #5 
  - Officially, the UK is metric...although, colloquially,  GOPisEvil   Feb-03-04 08:58 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, we were supposed to go metric in the 80s,  JonathanChance   Feb-03-04 12:22 PM   #48 
  - We tried it (or so I recall) there was a big push in '70s to go metric.  GOPisEvil   Feb-03-04 08:56 AM   #3 
  - There was a lot of change around that time.  terrya   Feb-03-04 09:01 AM   #15 
  - Well, frankly, when you've grown up with  liberalhistorian   Feb-03-04 09:02 AM   #17 
     - "driving in Canada and trying to figure out the damned speed limits"  ConcernedCanuk   Feb-03-04 09:23 AM   #26 
        - Another sidebar:  CanuckAmok   Feb-03-04 12:20 PM   #46 
        - LOL!  liberalhistorian   Feb-03-04 12:20 PM   #47 
  - LOL We were taught in grade school that  Bertha Venation   Feb-03-04 08:56 AM   #4 
  - yes, in grade school we spent a lot of time on the metric system too  SheepyMcSheepster   Feb-03-04 09:00 AM   #14 
  - We tried it....it didn't work.  bowens43   Feb-03-04 08:57 AM   #6 
  - As soon as Esparantu catches on  Loonman   Feb-03-04 08:57 AM   #8 
  - We dont want that pinko, liberal, commie french system  Kamika   Feb-03-04 08:58 AM   #9 
  - LOL!  liberalhistorian   Feb-03-04 09:04 AM   #20 
  - Because we didn't want to  Rowdyboy   Feb-03-04 08:59 AM   #11 
  - Because it would involve effort.  fleetus   Feb-03-04 09:00 AM   #12 
  - Too expensive  freddie57   Feb-03-04 09:00 AM   #13 
  - We have a kind of half assed attempt at metric.  terrya   Feb-03-04 09:03 AM   #18 
  - Because..."My car gets 40 rods...  VelmaD   Feb-03-04 09:02 AM   #16 
  - I had that as a wav somewhere.  JCCyC   Feb-03-04 09:04 AM   #19 
  - aww man...that sucks  VelmaD   Feb-03-04 09:08 AM   #21 
  - Her y'are , that and more of them simpsons's .wav files  ConcernedCanuk   Feb-03-04 09:48 AM   #32 
     - Yeah!  JCCyC   Feb-03-04 11:50 AM   #42 
  - YAY!  dolo amber   Feb-03-04 09:11 AM   #22 
  - The corporations  militarymanusaf   Feb-03-04 09:11 AM   #23 
  - What could more accurate  Blue-Jay   Feb-03-04 09:12 AM   #24 
  - Well... our soda comes in liters, so that's a start (nt)  Anaxamander   Feb-03-04 09:23 AM   #25 
  - The quarter pounder in Brazil  JCCyC   Feb-03-04 09:27 AM   #27 
  - It is incrementally  Warren Stuart   Feb-03-04 09:33 AM   #28 
  - ironically  northzax   Feb-03-04 09:40 AM   #29 
  - Well, Ya Know  Radical__Moderate   Feb-03-04 09:41 AM   #30 
  - You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?  GOPisEvil   Feb-03-04 09:45 AM   #31 
  - a ten centimeter burger?  Kamika   Feb-03-04 09:52 AM   #33 
     - nope  Kellanved   Feb-03-04 10:38 AM   #35 
  - I suspect we already have, in areas where it matters  pmbryant   Feb-03-04 09:58 AM   #34 
  - Because there's no official 'fuckload' in metric  DS1   Feb-03-04 10:40 AM   #36 
  - Oh, but we have the metric fuckload here  JCCyC   Feb-03-04 11:47 AM   #40 
  - I've actually got a conversion factor for that...  JonathanChance   Feb-03-04 12:28 PM   #49 
  - Do you know any women who want measurements like 92-61-90?  denverbill   Feb-03-04 10:45 AM   #37 
  - several  Kellanved   Feb-03-04 10:45 AM   #38 
  - For one thing  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-03-04 11:00 AM   #39 
  - Other countries have done it  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-03-04 12:00 PM   #43 
     - Canada converted, too.  CanuckAmok   Feb-03-04 12:28 PM   #50 
  - Because the lay person doesn't like change...  Edge   Feb-03-04 11:48 AM   #41 
  - Caltrans is metric  g_philli   Feb-03-04 12:04 PM   #44 
  - Metrics is lame?  Loonman   Feb-03-04 12:08 PM   #45 
  - The same reason some states are not allowing evolution to be taught  noonwitch   Feb-03-04 12:38 PM   #51 
  - Ignorance?  Loonman   Feb-03-04 12:45 PM   #53 
  - No, this isn't about ignorance  pmbryant   Feb-03-04 12:53 PM   #54 
  - Stone Cutters keep it that way.  Throckmorton   Feb-03-04 12:42 PM   #52 
  - Because MrsGrumpy would get a headache. Although they  MrsGrumpy   Feb-03-04 12:57 PM   #55 
 

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