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    Default Re: America still using the Imperial System

    I am distressed. A supermarket was unable to supply me with a peck of pickled peppers.

    And where can I buy my beer by the firkin?

    And a lady on "The Chase" thought that a gross (144) was... well... gross!

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    Default Re: America still using the Imperial System

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Druid View Post
    I am distressed. A supermarket was unable to supply me with a peck of pickled peppers.

    And where can I buy my beer by the firkin?

    And a lady on "The Chase" thought that a gross (144) was... well... gross!
    Thank God not all is lost you can still buy champagne by the magnum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    America leads the world in so many aspects and yet, in the 21st century, when the majority of the world is using the Metric System, they are still using the Imperial System.

    America exports many foodstuffs and I would think that they would have to put two measurements on their products for the weight or volume, or have one container for America and one for export. And, of course, they export so much more - automobiles in particular - and they would have to put both Imperial as well as Metric on their products.

    You'd wonder why, in such a powerful country, they are still using such an out of date system?
    Who cares? It's what they want to do.

    We're in an age where we can do instant conversions just by asking our phones, it's not such a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post
    Who cares? It's what they want to do.

    We're in an age where we can do instant conversions just by asking our phones, it's not such a big deal.
    Except.......
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...%20translation.

    When that happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Except.......
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...%20translation.

    When that happens

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Except.......
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...%20translation.

    When that happens

    Ken
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    Then there was the Gimli glider...... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

    Ken

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