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#21 7 years ago

Warborg;5650200The same could be said with 68 shades of hotness yet everyone seems to pick one as a favorite and blasts the other.

Funny how countries have their own laws, money, language, flags, etc... but US can't have their own means of measurement without everyone else being upset(Note: I'm not picking on you wjlaslo, so please don't take it personally)

This is an incredibly niche subject. Most people largely ignore the issue until someone brings it up. You're dramatically overestimating your importance if you think this is about the US not being allowed to have its own system. As compared to people, just in an off-hand manner, thinking it's a stupid system. Which the US, and a couple of other countries in a devolved capacity, just so happen to continue to use.




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#22 7 years ago
Warborg;5650200Funny how countries have their own laws, money, language, flags, etc... but US can't have their own means of measurement without everyone else being upset(Note: I'm not picking on you wjlaslo, so please don't take it personally)

Not that I'm defending Fahrenheit, nor the Imperial system but, logistically, changing all of the US to Celsius/Metric would be a nightmare. The UK is about the size of a single state, Hell I'm sure there's a county in Texas that's about half the size of England. When you consider that we haven't completely switched to Metric, we really shouldn't be bashing you for not switching.

And I had a BBQ in the rain last night, wasn't even warm rain I was quite wrapped up. You Yanks should come here for Summer =p




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#23 7 years ago

Warborg;5650200The same with me, hence the lack of comments and links on the subject

The same could be said with 68 shades of hotness yet everyone seems to pick one as a favorite and blasts the other.

Funny how countries have their own laws, money, language, flags, etc... but US can't have their own means of measurement without everyone else being upset(Note: I'm not picking on you wjlaslo, so please don't take it personally)[/QUOTE]

I know, it's just that the majority of the world uses Celsius - a chart optimized for scientific purposes, to correlate with Kelvins and IMO generally better - and we use one based on body temperature and the freezing point of...brine? with 64 degree intervals? Everybody else switched around the 50's and we have this weird attachment to the system. I think there was one attempt to bring up a bill to switch to metric a few decades ago and it was just crushed in Congress.

[QUOTE=darkclone;5650236]Not that I'm defending Fahrenheit, nor the Imperial system but, logistically, changing all of the US to Celsius/Metric would be a nightmare. The UK is about the size of a single state, Hell I'm sure there's a county in Texas that's about half the size of England. When you consider that we haven't completely switched to Metric, we really shouldn't be bashing you for not switching.

True, and most people here simply aren't used to using Celsius, hence the reason why I put F first in my descriptions. In casual discussion I'll usually use Fahrenheit just because I don't know off the top of my head how a temperature in Celsius feels. Half the weather stations would probably just stick with Fahrenheit anyway out of fear of losing ratings...

EDIT: And, for the first time in weeks, we get a nice hard rainstorm here. More trees knocked down, naturally. Now it is about 78F out, but it's so freaking damp that just standing outside will get you soaked in sweat. (89% humidity according to the internet, it's like being inside a cloud...)