how much is a stone anyway?
Metric may not be used officially, but most people I know in my generation can easily tell the difference. My mom's, not so much.
16 ounces is 1 pound; 14 pounds is 1 stone. Am I missing something here or is that completely retarded and missing any kind of direction or rule to it?
Yeah, if you also haven't noticed, we're on an international forum. I still haven't ever heard anyone stating his weight in stones.
The one thing I think is kind of cool about Imperial is that in some cases it's kind of like base 2, like with volumes. But it's not consistently base 2 unfortunately.
If there was a base 16 measurement system, I would be all over that.
IIRC, any law they pass has to use metric measurments. I.e. it's illegal to possess 3kg of bananas. (not actually a law)
oh fuck not another one of these threads.
I'm used to the imperial because its mostly used in america but the metric system just seems easier to use.
I think theo nly use Imperial has is the fact that it's easier to guess.
I am an American, and I fucking hate the Imperial system
Metric is better but I still have trouble thinking of everyday things in terms of kilometers. I can think in meters fine and sometimes centimeters, but I still prefer miles.
If the cost wasn't completely ridiculous for what we would actually get out of it, I would like it if the US switched to metric because converting between units is god awful with the imperial system.
I say we get rid of the Imperial system. We'll get used to Metric units everywhere.
Who wants to measure like Darth Vader anyway :v
The only problem would be the fact that it'd be impossible to say, you'd be going "9D" and some asshole would be asking "90?"