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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #21
24. Switching takes about a generation
and would help the next wave of little scientists not be confused like that.
My parents still can't do some things in metric (temperature, some measurements, weights they always have to convert in their heads) but all of their five children know metric like they knew 'standard', so it isn't that hard :)
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  -Confess your personal succumbing to an "Ugly American" stereotype PeterU  Jan-02-08 10:16 AM   #0 
  - Okay. Here's mine.  Heidi   Jan-02-08 10:26 AM   #1 
  - Here's a website Jane Brody mentioned months back.  CBHagman   Jan-02-08 10:54 AM   #4 
  - I thought they only had those is Asia!  AllegroRondo   Jan-02-08 10:57 AM   #6 
  - The first time I encountered a toilet like that in Italy,  Heidi   Jan-02-08 11:02 AM   #7 
  - How does one use that?????????  lost-in-nj   Jan-02-08 11:05 AM   #8 
  - I have no idea. I value my shoes and trousers too much to attempt it.  Heidi   Jan-02-08 11:18 AM   #10 
  - One straddles the hole and experiences cultural shock.  sarge43   Jan-02-08 12:00 PM   #12 
  - atleast that one has toilet paper  policypunk   Jan-02-08 12:01 PM   #13 
  - .  SillyFlower   Jan-02-08 01:30 PM   #23 
  - ...  huskerlaw   Jan-02-08 12:02 PM   #14 
  - The truth is,  Heidi   Jan-02-08 12:06 PM   #16 
     - Well YEAH!  huskerlaw   Jan-02-08 12:32 PM   #18 
        - It's traditional throughout Asia and around the Mediterranean  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-02-08 01:45 PM   #29 
           - The use of those marks a country not used to obesity.  Oregonian   Jan-02-08 04:25 PM   #37 
           - Oh my...  huskerlaw   Jan-02-08 04:53 PM   #39 
              - See my post # 70.  Zookeeper   Jan-03-08 06:21 PM   #71 
  - Haha  SillyFlower   Jan-02-08 01:26 PM   #22 
  - World's Greatest Toilets  MrScorpio   Jan-02-08 03:27 PM   #33 
  - One word - DEPENDS  KitchenWitch   Jan-02-08 03:49 PM   #34 
  - They have those at the Vatican!!  RainDog   Jan-02-08 05:19 PM   #40 
  - I had a serious....  greatauntoftriplets   Jan-02-08 09:37 PM   #44 
  - squat toilets creep me out, even if they are clean, but i didn't think italy  JI7   Jan-03-08 01:11 AM   #48 
  - I don't know how prevalent they are in Italy, but I'm not the only one who has seen them  Heidi   Jan-03-08 02:02 AM   #53 
  - Avoid Russia  Der Blaue Engel   Jan-03-08 02:14 AM   #55 
  - They have those things in Italy too?  Withywindle   Jan-03-08 02:35 AM   #56 
  - That's clean, shiny and modern compared to the one...  Zookeeper   Jan-03-08 06:19 PM   #70 
  - It could be worse  MountainLaurel   Jan-03-08 06:34 PM   #74 
  - When I was in Saudi Arabia during (and after) the Gulf War, we used to see  Aristus   Jan-03-08 08:00 PM   #76 
  - Oh, another thing  SillyFlower   Jan-04-08 01:45 AM   #80 
  - Two words: organ meats  Ellen Forradalom   Jan-02-08 10:28 AM   #2 
  - Two words: Dental hygiene. n/t  sarge43   Jan-02-08 10:41 AM   #3 
  - Please explain.  Heidi   Jan-02-08 11:53 AM   #11 
     - That's it. I won't give up the American obsession with good dental  sarge43   Jan-02-08 12:04 PM   #15 
  - Soccer is boring!  JVS   Jan-02-08 10:55 AM   #5 
  - I am appalled by the pop culture consumerist mania of the Japanese  mitchum   Jan-02-08 11:18 AM   #9 
  - I have been everywhere with a runway  policypunk   Jan-02-08 12:09 PM   #17 
  - you and Richard Ramirez  kwassa   Jan-02-08 01:49 PM   #31 
     - Hey hey hey, we got some nice folks living here behind the Orange Curtain.  KitchenWitch   Jan-02-08 03:52 PM   #35 
     - right...  policypunk   Jan-02-08 09:16 PM   #42 
        - "The O.C. " is not real????  kwassa   Jan-03-08 07:36 AM   #60 
  - The American concept of 'personal space' is unfamiliar to many foreigners..  formerrepuke   Jan-02-08 12:53 PM   #19 
  - oh yeah,  policypunk   Jan-02-08 09:26 PM   #43 
  - writing the date as DD/MM/YY instead of the proper MM/DD/YY format  MrCoffee   Jan-02-08 01:03 PM   #20 
  - I hate the metric system too  Reverend_Smitty   Jan-02-08 01:11 PM   #21 
  - Switching takes about a generation  GirlinContempt   Jan-02-08 01:31 PM   #24 
     - No, it's not hard  NewJeffCT   Jan-03-08 10:19 AM   #62 
  - Deodorant  SacredCow   Jan-02-08 01:33 PM   #25 
  - Also  SillyFlower   Jan-02-08 01:38 PM   #27 
  - Also generally untrue, in my experience. (nt)  Heidi   Jan-03-08 12:02 AM   #47 
  - Untrue, in my experience. (nt)  Heidi   Jan-03-08 12:02 AM   #46 
  - You can hate football/soccer  SillyFlower   Jan-02-08 01:36 PM   #26 
  - I don't trust a sport that regularly takes tea breaks  Reverend_Smitty   Jan-02-08 01:38 PM   #28 
  - Why can't everybody else just speak English?  kwassa   Jan-02-08 01:47 PM   #30 
  - They do.  Kutjara   Jan-03-08 01:28 AM   #49 
  - I'm fat  dropkickpa   Jan-02-08 01:52 PM   #32 
  - Hey, that's what I was going to say! nt  Momgonepostal   Jan-02-08 11:39 PM   #45 
  - this Canadian says -- the responses on this thread totally refute one big stereotype  Lisa   Jan-02-08 04:04 PM   #36 
  - I agree with you about soccer but I despise U.S. football.  Oregonian   Jan-02-08 04:27 PM   #38 
  - oh yeah - horse meat - brrrrrrrrr  RainDog   Jan-02-08 05:20 PM   #41 
  - I'm fat (nt)  ih8thegop   Jan-03-08 01:44 AM   #50 
  - I am loud and I swear a bunch.  nemo137   Jan-03-08 01:45 AM   #51 
  - I don't (and won't) carpool.  BlueIris   Jan-03-08 01:51 AM   #52 
  - the Brits don't use metric!  harmonicon   Jan-03-08 02:05 AM   #54 
  - We use a mixture.  tjwmason   Jan-03-08 06:57 AM   #58 
  - I live in Huddersfield (in West Yorkshire) n/t.  harmonicon   Jan-03-08 09:53 AM   #61 
  - I like Americanized coffee  NewJeffCT   Jan-03-08 10:21 AM   #63 
     - same here  harmonicon   Jan-03-08 01:40 PM   #64 
        - One of the few good moments  NewJeffCT   Jan-03-08 04:20 PM   #69 
  - Lord, you provide me with an opportunity I never thought should arise.  crim son   Jan-03-08 02:41 AM   #57 
  - I like the taste of Budweiser  taterguy   Jan-03-08 06:59 AM   #59 
  - I have none I don't think... I think I was born in the wrong country.  redqueen   Jan-03-08 01:43 PM   #65 
  - actually  NewJeffCT   Jan-03-08 02:07 PM   #66 
     - See! That's what I'm sayin!  redqueen   Jan-03-08 02:51 PM   #68 
     - I agree! it is soooooooo boring  RainDog   Jan-03-08 07:31 PM   #75 
     - Yes, except in American Football...  PeterU   Jan-03-08 08:25 PM   #77 
        - Oh pishaw!  redqueen   Jan-04-08 09:09 AM   #81 
           - Well I do like baseball....  PeterU   Jan-04-08 09:42 AM   #82 
  - I just blipped the horn at the crossing guard who was being a total ass about holding up traffic  DS1   Jan-03-08 02:08 PM   #67 
  - Breakfast  MountainLaurel   Jan-03-08 06:31 PM   #72 
  - crispy bacon is shite  DS1   Jan-03-08 06:33 PM   #73 
  - My failure to "MANSCAPE" !  greblc   Jan-03-08 10:20 PM   #78 
  - I got drunk and beat up an emo kid  cabraverde   Jan-03-08 10:28 PM   #79 
  - Sorry to give you the bad news, but...  Feles Mala   Jan-04-08 10:00 AM   #83 
  - I get coffee to go, in a paper cup, no less.  quantessd   Jan-04-08 06:03 PM   #84 
 

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