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  1. EvilDDS Black Belt

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    I was just talking with a buddy, american. Has a migraine, so she's taking advil, and tells me 400mg.

    Which is normal, but wtf I thought you guys hated the metric system

    Anyway, I'm several PINTS in this afternoon, Where do youse guys draw the line?
     
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  2. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Science uses the metric system, so that's why medicine is expressed in it too.
     
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  3. Osculater Red Belt

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    Naw, we just lie about not knowing the metric system
     
  4. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

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    I'm a machinist and all my tools measure in inches so the only time I find the metric system annoying is when I have to translate a blueprint from metric to inches. Takes like 10 minutes depending on all the details but still annoying. Wish we could all be on the same page actually.
     
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    Yeah honestly we should just give it up. I'm tired of buying two sets of wrenches for everything.
     
  6. Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    The Metric system is for rebel scum. How do think they built the Death Star? Obviously it was measured and planned out with the imperial system
     
  7. bufetadanacara Black Belt

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    Some things are purchased by the ounce and others by the gram.
     
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  8. EvilDDS Black Belt

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    but cooking uses english system and that is why it is in mah belly
     
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    I do have to admit, the word miles roll off the tongue much better than saying kilometers
     
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    I have no counter argument!
     
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  12. Kaybee Arianator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I've heard it is popular in some parts of the country though

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    It may be metric, but they often don't use SI units in the US for medicine. E.g. for blood glucose they use mg/dL instead of mmol/L. The US just seems to not like doing what the rest of the world does.
     
  14. 90 50 Gold Belt

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    You actually don’t need two full sets.
    You can buy one set and some others that don’t translate.
    5/16=8mm
    7/16=11mm
    1/2=13mm
    9/16=15mm
    3/4=18mm
     
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    It's because we're better than you....and we know it!!!
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  17. Killer Whale Green Belt

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    For carpentry and building I prefer imperial, everything else metric. It’s more logical for everything to be metric though.
     
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    I love the metric system...

    9mm
    10mm
    5.56 x 45
    7.62 x 51
     
  19. Jack&Cat Purple Belt

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    The Metric System is for drug dealers and socialists...

    Change my mind.
     
  20. Horus Banned Banned

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    I quite like the metric system. I wish everyone would use the same though, it's fucking annoying doing maths when trying to have a basic conversation (as I'm a bit maths phobic)
     

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