Why don't Amerigallons switch to the metric system like every technologically advanced country on earth?
There are a dozen chins in a foot. There are 4 foots in a lawn. There are 1760 lawns in a mile. It is all very sensible, you yuropoor!
I bet you do not even utilize armpits when measuring temperature, as in pic related, you funny yuropoor! Ahahaha!
It is probably 100 armpit units, unless stated to be 100 scientific units.
You tell 'em! The British Imperial units are the best units! The British Imperial units were discovered by the USA, of course. Go NASA, go!
>Most efficient for engineers and scientists in controlled environments
>Developed to make abstract calculations easier
>Each unit is divisible by 10, making scaling hard to picture
>Most efficient for the common man
>Developed to make measurement with limited tools easier
>Units divisible by two, making scaling easy
Seriously. I don't disagree with metric's superiority as a standardized unit, but imperial is a FUCKTON easier in everyday life. If you have a gallon of water, you can make a rough quart by pouring equal amounts into four cups. If you have 2 litres of water and need 125 ml, have fun faggot. Don't have any measuring tools and need to measure five inches? Just use your knuckles. Need to know the length of 50 cm? Better have a ruler, faggot.
screens are only measured in inches in US/UK. in European stores, the sizes are usually listed in cm.
The notable exception here is Apple who seem to still advertise in inches (though they give dimensions in metric on European sites).
In the gif:
US site (inches/lbs, cm/kg in brackets)
UK site (cm/kg, inches/lbs in brackets)
NO site (just cm/kg)
>32-212 is easier than 0-100
>If you have a gallon of water, you can make a rough quart
>Use armpits and knuckles to measure things
The British Imperial system (alternative called the English system) is clearly so much superior than the stuff they invented back in funny old Yuropoor.
inches is only convenient because you were brought up by it.
we can still measure something roughly with our thumb, its about 2.5cm. a drinking glass is usually about 200ml, or 250ml if you really fill it. a beer glass is about 550ml. 1kg is the weight of a bag of sugar/flour.
We know things like that just as easily as you do.
Wrong again Yurocuck.
Also why don't you idiots use a decimal point... for decimals?
itt: people who actually believe americans don't use metric for anything scientific
We use our system for everyday things, when it comes to science everything is metric
Do you really think NASA sends astronauts up to the ISS with them not using metric units?
I have strongly dissagree with you anon.
The "divisible by two" of the imperial system is just for some few cases.
The argument of "most efficiebt for the common man" is completely biased, as for the measurement unit you are used to.
And things like "just use your knuckles" depend completely on the persons hand size...
The fact that EVERY proportion of the metric system is by 10, makes it much more practical in every sense, and works at any scale imaginable because of the prefixes (exa,giga,mega,kilo,mili..etc) And makes scientific notation a charm.
did you even read?
>The notable exception here is Apple who seem to still advertise in inches
>though they give dimensions in metric on European sites).
The comma thing I don't understand. in UK we use . for decimal and , for separating thousands.
Mainland Europe swaps them, which is a little confusing but really not that hard to deal with.
(1,99 is obvious, 1.299,99 is just as obvious)
>Do you really think NASA sends astronauts up to the ISS with them not using metric units?
>>The peer review preliminary findings indicate that one team used English units (e.g., inches, feet and pounds) while the other used metric units for a key spacecraft operation.
>>This information was critical to the maneuvers required to place the spacecraft in the proper Mars orbit.
Wrong again Yurocuck.
What's your excuse this time?
a cup is about 240ml, so a nearly full "normal sized" drinking glass or mug. Not a big coffee mug though.
Note that "cups" are a measurement of volume, not of weight, though often Americans use them to measure something you should weigh (like flour). It's like saying 200ml of flour.
yeah it weighs 766g and it's 12,3 thumbs long?
I'm a machinist, and I use the metric system all the time at work.
The reason the US clings to standard though is because of the US auto industry. They want to keep using it for some reason, and until the change their mind, standard is going to be a fact of life.
I don't get it. The armpit is a common area of the human body to take thermometer readings. So are the ass and mouth. It's easy to hold the thermometer in place in all three areas.
This is literally told to every engineering student in the US as an precautionary tale of keeping track of your units (and why metric is so much better).
Perhaps you're the one driving on the wrong side
What other advanced countries would those be, exactly?
Surely you aren't talking about Europe, where rape gangs prowl the streets and uneducated shitskins are eroding their way of life on a regular basis?
it is a giant fuck you guys
we gave it to the crown and the british we gave it to u assholes when we landed on the moon and we will continue to give you fuck you guys through the end of time