NationStates Jolt Archive

Metric System

03-09-2003, 02:10
The metric system is French.

Now there's another reason for you far rightists to hate it!

(Metric kicks Imperial's arse, btw)
Urkish People
03-09-2003, 02:12
I think the imperials okay to use, just as long as metric is used forr scientific measurements.
03-09-2003, 02:16
I dont know. Imperial is not great, but its alright to use for measuring heights. (I'd rather inches and feet than centimeters). But all scientific, architectural, etc... should be done with Metric. It just works better overall.

On a side note, a couple of years ago, NASA lost a satellite(?) because they forgot to convert feet to meters and it deviated way off course. There was a big uproar, mostly of "why were you using feet in the first place?"
Spookistan and Jakalah
03-09-2003, 02:25
The biggest problem with the Imperial system is that fluid measurements aren't the same as those in the English system. (The English system naturally being the American version of the English Imperial system.)
03-09-2003, 02:38
The American system is terrible. Why do we still use it?
Spookistan and Jakalah
03-09-2003, 02:42
The American system is terrible. Why do we still use it?

Because there is strength in diversity. What would happen if we were all entirely reliant on SI, and then it went extinct?
01-08-2008, 17:07