The metric system

Discussion in 'General' started by funkerdoink, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. A map of the countries that do not use the metric system


    America, Liberia, and Myanmar...

    Is it time for the US to adopt The International System of Units?
  2. It's not called Burma anymore?
  3. naa man, Im fine on what I already need to know:smoking:
  4. What, And lose our individuality?
  5. metric system is vastly superior.
  6. Royale with cheese plz
  7. Sky Dog got to it before me.

    Now that's been said, we should just close the thread.... i mean seriously, you won't top it.
  8. No thanks. When I buy from my dealer, I want a full 8 drams, and not a grain less.
  9. Nah, we're the United States, we do what we want. :rolleyes:
  10. how so?

    no, we should keep our current system. come on, it's not that hard to figure out...

    that said, i think it's kinda funny that people who smoke know the conversions of weight better than anyone else.
  11. the problem with switching over to the metric system is alot of american appliances and parts are in the old style. We should switch over but the likelyhood of that happening is slim to none IMHO.
  12. Also for some reason, having a wrench that is a millimeter off is infinitely more infuriating than one that's 1/16 of an inch off. Especially when you're stoned and the nut tricks you into thinking it's 17mm instead of 16mm.
  13. im down for it,,, when i measure my penis,,, i have a few inches,,,

    under the metric system,,'' I WILL BE HUGE'' :p
  14. Probably should cause the metric is a lot simpler, it´s all divided in groups of 10s, 100s, 1,000s etc.
  15. It's simple arithmetic either way.
  16. standard FTW cause it's old school and that's how we keep it in the usa
  17. well also, America would have to admit that they were wrong, which is next to impossible.
  18. Can you really be "wrong" about a counting system??

    Technically, there have been way more efficient systems of measurement already created. Nobody uses them though.
  19. the original imperial system, the system that the US uses today, the measurements would be subject to change. The foot was how long the persons foot was, the yard was how long the tip of his middle finger was from his shoulder, the inch was the legnth of his pinky finger, and so on and so forth. These measurements were subject to change whenever a someone had a different size foot.

    [QUOTE from wiki]The popular belief is that the original standard was the length of a man's foot. This is most likely true, but when local authorities and national rulers began calibrating and defining measurements, the foot of no human being was probably used as the basis. In rural regions and without calibrated rulers, many units of measurement were in fact based on the length of some part of body of the person measuring (or for example the area that could be ploughed in a day).[/QUOTE]

    when the measurement isnt precise and is subject to change at anytime, it is wrong.
  20. It was done in the seventies and failed.

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