Everything Is Better In Amerrrica!!!

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    Feb 07, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
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    Feb 07, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    I watch some of those Kermode and Mayo movie reviews on youtube and remember one time they mentioned Britain actually bounces back and forth between Fahrenheit and Celsius when reporting the weather, I think it was Fahrenheit for higher temperatures, and Celsius for the lower.

    And the month, day, year thing is just based on how we speak, since we don't say things like "I have a date on fourth February".
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    Feb 07, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    not only America: ireland and Britain still (in practice) use the imperial system, your graph would need to include extra measurements: stone: there are 14 pounds in a stone, and a hundredweight which has 8 stone, there are 20 hundredweight in a ton. so its even more complicated over here: especially when you consider we all use both the metric and imperial system at the same time, and often switch from one to the other mid sentence.


    If Fahrenheit is eve mentioned it is only in conjunction with Celsius.
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    funkymonkey saidnot only America: ireland and Britain still (in practice) use the imperial system


    No we don't...

    The only thing you can still buy in imperial is a pint of beer icon_rolleyes.gif

    maybe a 98 Honda civic...
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    funkymonkey saidnot only America: ireland and Britain still (in practice) use the imperial system, your graph would need to include extra measurements: stone: there are 14 pounds in a stone, and a hundredweight which has 8 stone, there are 20 hundredweight in a ton. so its even more complicated over here: especially when you consider we all use both the metric and imperial system at the same time, and often switch from one to the other mid sentence.


    If Fahrenheit is eve mentioned it is only in conjunction with Celsius.



    Yeah, Puerto Rico also uses both (due to over 100 years of US colonialism)...
    It is very confusing!
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    American response: "Who the fuck cares?"
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidhttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426429_10150532283776378_573976377_9446030_687780682_n.jpg


    I agree that the imperial system is hard to remember, especially with distance and weight. It is even more difficult when combined with fraction (such as 3/4", or three quarters of an inch...).

    The Fahrenheit scale is not that arbitrary though. The zero point was based on the stable point of an equal part mixture of water, ice and salt, and the 100 point was marked by the temperature of the body. Since it was probably the first scale for temperature measurement, it had gone through several reiteration of refinement until we get the one we have now. Americans have difficulties understanding the Celcius just as people in countries who use Celcius have difficulties grasping Fahrenheit.
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Hey, it works for us.

    Canada is confusing, though, because they use both US and Metric measurements.
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    ^ "us" indeed.. US
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    uberick said
    GreenHopper saidhttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426429_10150532283776378_573976377_9446030_687780682_n.jpg


    I agree that the imperial system is hard to remember, especially with distance and weight. It is even more difficult when combined with fraction (such as 3/4", or three quarters of an inch...).

    The Fahrenheit scale is not that arbitrary though. The zero point was based on the stable point of an equal part mixture of water, ice and salt, and the 100 point was marked by the temperature of the body. Since it was probably the first scale for temperature measurement, it had gone through several reiteration of refinement until we get the one we have now. Americans have difficulties understanding the Celcius just as people in countries who use Celcius have difficulties grasping Fahrenheit.


    Ice, water, salt and the body for farenheit? vs only water for celsius? And you say its equally simple? icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Some of us use both.
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    Feb 07, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    TrojanAthlete saidAmerican response: "Who the fuck cares?"


    I think you should stop wearing panties...
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Its all Metric at work But at Home Imperial all the way babyyyyyyyy... Show me your inches and pounds..... HA
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    No no no, the typical American response is: "what is that? are you a communist? you trying to sell me something?"

    I actually liked your post, and love roller coasters!
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidhttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426429_10150532283776378_573976377_9446030_687780682_n.jpg


    It goes well with our backwards language.
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    funkymonkey saidnot only America: ireland and Britain still (in practice) use the imperial system


    No we don't...

    The only thing you can still buy in imperial is a pint of beer icon_rolleyes.gif

    maybe a 98 Honda civic...


    Uhhh... have you seen a distance marker on the motorway lately? those are in miles.
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    I like the way america does it.

    32 degrees is freezing. everyoneknows that icon_rolleyes.gif


    not 0 degrees, now thats fucking retarded.
    fuck u if u disagree with me
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    man everything really is better here. thank you for illustrating it. I love this country!
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Import saidI like the way america does it.

    32 degrees is freezing. everyoneknows that icon_rolleyes.gif


    not 0 degrees, now thats fucking retarded.
    fuck u if u disagree with me



    you're actually retarded.



    DERP
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Import saidI like the way america does it.

    32 degrees is freezing. everyoneknows that icon_rolleyes.gif


    not 0 degrees, now thats fucking retarded.
    fuck u if u disagree with me


    273.15 deg. Kelvin, babe. icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    fable said
    Import saidI like the way america does it.

    32 degrees is freezing. everyoneknows that icon_rolleyes.gif


    not 0 degrees, now thats fucking retarded.
    fuck u if u disagree with me



    you're actually retarded.





    DERP


    yup yup icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    the guys are too?
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    Import saidI like the way america does it.

    32 degrees is freezing. everyoneknows that icon_rolleyes.gif


    not 0 degrees, now thats fucking retarded.
    fuck u if u disagree with me


    273.15 deg. Kelvin, babe. icon_twisted.gif


    thanks for the clarification lover
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    TrojanAthlete saidAmerican response: "Who the fuck cares?"


    I think you should stop wearing panties...


    I think I don't give a flying fuck what you think haha.
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    funkymonkey saidnot only America: ireland and Britain still (in practice) use the imperial system, your graph would need to include extra measurements: stone: there are 14 pounds in a stone, and a hundredweight which has 8 stone, there are 20 hundredweight in a ton. so its even more complicated over here: especially when you consider we all use both the metric and imperial system at the same time, and often switch from one to the other mid sentence.


    If Fahrenheit is eve mentioned it is only in conjunction with Celsius.
    I'm not going to lie- when I was on a bus going from Scotland to London, I couldn't tell how far I was from London because I didn't know what unit the mileage sign was in. I agree with that statement.