On 23/04/2014 1:53 AM, Pete Rittwage wrote: > On Tue, April 22, 2014 1:21 pm, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: >> On 04/22/2014 08:21 AM, Marko Mäkelä wrote: >> >>> I guess that the reluctance to implement >>> certain international standards, such as the Metric system, is coming >>> from that too (American people are too used to the imperial system). >> That's no excuse, everyone else managed to move to metric just fine and >> if the USA was willing to do it, it would be done in one generation. >> That means it's a lack of will or lazyness. :) >> >> After all, where it counts (soda bottles :)), the move to metric (2l >> bottles) was no problem at all. >> > We learned it in school back in the 1970's, and learned how to convert > back and forth. Most Americans can convert on the fly when needed. It's > just that not everything here is sold that way... With nothing to force it > to happen, it doesn't need to... It's not like it stops trade or anything. > We buy many things that are measured metrically, just not everything. > > Gas is in gallons, large soda in liters. Small soda's are ounces, cocaine > is in kilos.. :) > > lol, I think pot is sold in ounces bags here, and we are metric. Probably because nobody knows how much an ounce really is, so buyers don't know if they are getting shafted ;-) Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-04-23 01:00:03
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