6 feet tall or 183 cm?

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 04, 2009 12:15 PM GMT
    I much prefer to say that a guy is 6 feet tall than he's 183 cm. 6 feet is like a yardstick to say that a guy is tall. cm doesn't make much sense to me.

    And 6 inches sounds better too!

    Do u guys prefer the old fashion way of feet and iches or the metric system?

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    Feb 04, 2009 12:17 PM GMT

    It's not an individual choice ... for example here in Israel we use only the metric system .. we use inches rarely for only certain stuff.

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    I actually like the metric system. 172cm seems taller than my 5'8", and 71.1kg seems smaller than my 156.5 lbs.

    Also, your 6" would be 15cm. That seems bigger! icon_biggrin.gif

    Also, I can say from having to weight and measure everything I've been eating, it's a lot easier to do that in metric.
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    Feb 04, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    I use the metric system now for almost everything. It took awhile but I got there. The metric system is actually much more logical.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    Without a doubt, the "feet and inches" approach. I know its american, but
    if you say he's 6' 2" or 6' 3" and a certain weight, the description carries
    sex appeal. The use of the metric system doesn't do that... but of course
    part of the reason is it isn't used much in the US.

    If the change to metrics had (or is) mandated, part of that would change.
  • mrpandora

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    Feb 04, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    old fashion way of feet and inches??
    I am always confused and never get the proportions right. Being a European the metric system is leading for me.
    Having to look up www.cmVSinch.whatever everytime i'm chatting with someone from the other side of the pond doesn't help either ;)

    So please change haha!
    Besides your almost alone on this one, considering the grey is Inch country!

    Countries_adopting_Metric_System_2006.pn

    In short, I'm proud to be 1.90cm and 80 kilogramme (now you do the math)
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    Feb 04, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said I know its american


    Actually, it's British :-P
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    Feb 04, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    funny pictures of cats with captions

    Besides we've gone metric. We put milk in a gallon container and then print on it that it's 3.78L. Dont you all order your milk in 3.78L quantity?
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    HndsmKansan said I know its american


    Actually, it's British :-P


    Thus "Imperial". icon_razz.gif
  • SpartanJock

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    Feb 04, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    Being a scientist, I am comfortable using the metric system. It is more logical, and is much easier to use. I have difficulty switching from English system to metric system constantly. icon_mad.gif Of course, the scale that I use most often is not useful outside the lab much. LOL Who wants to talk about microliters and micrograms?
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    I actually bought a calculator that does imperial fractions and not just decimal ones, so I didnt have to keep finding the common denominator and doing the math with my woodworking.

    Then I bought some Festool tools and they are all in metric....which is a bitch when you want a perfect fit and everything else is measured in imperial.
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    metric is a superior measurement system and is used nearly ubiquitously because it's so much easier to use, converts from volume to distance easily, and conversions are a matter of moving a decimal point.

    Imperial measure is slowly, but surely, fading from use, because it's so bad, so confusing, and so complicated.
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 04, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    mrpandora said
    So please change haha!
    Besides your almost alone on this one, considering the grey is Inch country!


    In Canada, feet/inches and pounds are used for people's height/weight. But other than that it's the metric system!

    For me, the metric system is easy. I'm 2m. Plain and simple.
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    mrpandora said
    So please change haha!
    Besides your almost alone on this one, considering the grey is Inch country!


    In Canada, feet/inches and pounds are used for people's height/weight. But other than that it's the metric system!

    For me, the metric system is easy. I'm 2m. Plain and simple.

    Awwwww, Bunjamon, you're not plain and simple ........ icon_lol.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 04, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    Aww, you're too kind.
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    Feb 04, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    mrpandora said
    So please change haha!
    Besides your almost alone on this one, considering the grey is Inch country!


    In Canada, feet/inches and pounds are used for people's height/weight. But other than that it's the metric system!

    For me, the metric system is easy. I'm 2m. Plain and simple.


    My doctor does everything in cms. and kgs. I am about 69.5 kgs. and far shorter than you Bunjamon! About 173 cms. or 1.73 metres.
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 04, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    Everyone's far shorter than I am, don't sweat it. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    I am 190.5 cm and all my bikes are 58 cm. My snowboards are 165/168. my ski's are 195, so ultimately metric rocks . Vive La Rivoluzione.