we were metric (canada), then the building sector put pressure on and we now have an effed up hybrid............10bv01 said:It definitely makes more sense. Unfortunately, we Americans are stubborn and sometimes make illogical decisions.
From freezing to boiling the Celsius scale is divided into 100 increments. The Fahrenheit scale is divided into 180 and therefore is much more precise. If the USA was on the Celsius temperature measurement standard, Al Gore would never have known about global warming and, therefore, would just fade away. One can only invent just so many Internets.Thalo said:I think the one area where the US could conform with the rest of the world though is temperature. The Fahrenheit scale is just retarded.
Can't disagree there....22350 said:OK that was funny.....no trace of being a dick either, Al Gore, I mean, Mr. President.....what a waste of skin
Boiling point is 212ÂºF. You don't fucking know and that's my point in this conversion talk. As we were kids, our main focus was education. Now that we have so many things to address and worry about, we are all resistant to change things that we would all have to learn over again and will provide us with no advantage. The metric system works for you. That's what you learned. I didn't and I am perfectly comfortable with temperature in Fahrenheit and gasoline in gallons. Maybe we would be better off if we used the metric system but converting everything over is very expensive and most of the people in the USA do not want it. Like I said earlier, it was tried and it just gave us (USA) one more thing to disagree over. Personally, I don't give a shit and never did.Thalo said:Can't disagree there....22350 said:OK that was funny.....no trace of being a dick either, Al Gore, I mean, Mr. President.....what a waste of skin
Temperature can be measured with decimal points too, JGO.
What's retarded about Fahrenheit is the numbers. What's the boiling point of water? I don't fucking know! It's 100 degrees C. What's the freezing point of water? 32 degrees. I only know that because I spent 3 winters in New England. But why 32???