Just a guess, but if I put 3.79 liters of gas in my car,
will it go just as far as if I put a gallon in it?
Tuco, we attempted to convert to metric in the later half of the 70s and it did not go well. Maybe eventually we will go metric, but I doubt any politician wants to sponsor legislation forcing the conversion on an unwilling public.
Nice to see the intelligent banter back
All I was saying is the average U.S. citizen will adapt to the metric system with no problem if we just did away entirely with the Imperial System. BTW I was born in '55 I remember the 70's very well.
Done, one mistake
done...1 wrong guess and a start over
Yet again, we in the US are smarter than the rest of the world, hence refusal to adopt the metric system. According to Wikipedia, we're in good company -the other two countries who refuse are Myanmar (Burma) and Liberia. We keep such good company with other countries on issues like health care and the death penalty, as well . . . We're *so* smart here.
Difficulty score 65. No green.
Diane, we are not smarter, just freer, or we used to be. I don't want the "smart people" in Washington making a mess of my life. I can do that for myself.
Just curious, how many of you metric fans have converted your recipes to metric?
Tuco: I think you are right. The American people would find the conversion to metric fairly easy. The only problem is that most just don't want too. So keep preaching the metric gospel. Maybe eventually we will believe it.
The UK is metric, in theory. I guess young people who have been taught using metric measures are metric, but about half the population still measure things in yards, feet and inches, and stones and pounds, and gallons and pints. All my recipes are written in imperial and metric and I use the imperial measures. Fuel is sold in litres, but we all mentally convert the price per litre into price per gallon! And we ask for pints of beer at the bar....
The UK is a bad example because we share a xenophobic bond with the British. We revere the rich in this country much like the Brits revere their Royals. Free your minds. Maintaining a system that beggars confusion is a way to obfuscate expense and profit.
DrWho - when I was in Canada, recipes were in metric. That being said, the grocery stores weren't always consistent. One might see bananas at a given price per pound, and next to it apples for a given price per kilograms.
And yet, with adequate funds, one could buy bananas and
enjoy them by the pound or kilogram.