The USA’s measuring system is absurd

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  1. The thing is, we can change that. If you don’t like it, you can learn the metric system in everyday life. Talk to everyone using metric units. Force those around you to adapt.

  2. your cars also do not have yellow indicators and instead use the break light to also indicate line change, america and logic were never two words put together anyway.

  3. The only advantage metric has is decimal scaling. All standards are arbitrary, even metric ones. Your preference for an arbitrary division of a miscalculated dimension of the earth vs three particular barleycorn shows a certain kind of uppity bias. The best standards can be easily approximated by everyday means. Take the league. We naturally measure travel distance by the time it take us. The league was a measure of the straight line distance traveled walking on a road for an hour. A mile just happens to be about a third of that.

    I'm also not sold on decimalization in general as we tend to think in fractions larger than a fifth and decimalization only works nicely for half or a fifth. Go dozenal.

  4. As a native from Myanmar, we use imperial system for lengths or so, but we don't use imperial system for weights, we have our own weight measuring system.
    No, we aren't dictated by lengths and weights but by military junta.

  5. No its not. You need to do some serious research.
    Most Scientific and critical functions in the USA are in Metric. Space Industry, Chemistry, Physics, and even the Engineers use 1000's of an Inch.
    Now, the metre is the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 of a second.
    Since 1959 the inch has been defined officially as 2.54 cm.
    Since 1959 a Yard  has been by international agreement standardized as exactly 0.9144 meter.
    Since 1959, a Mile was formally redefined with respect to SI units as exactly 1,609.344 metres.


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