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#1 - uberpokeman (07/23/2014) [+] (14 replies)
stickied by childpls
User avatar #2 - theguywhoaskswhy (07/23/2014) [-]
more than half.
#16 - mathiaslundem (07/24/2014) [-]
Comment Picture
#92 to #16 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
User avatar #113 to #16 - whichever ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
>statue of liberty
#108 - WillWalrus (07/24/2014) [-]
Uhm... uh... 13.5?
Uhm... uh... 13.5?
User avatar #7 - joeyliquid (07/24/2014) [-]
centi means 100, it's a prefix for maths across the world. so uneducated swine are they only ones who wouldn't get it.
User avatar #142 to #7 - adrilazzaro (07/24/2014) [-]
that's the joke diddums
User avatar #144 to #7 - nikolaier ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
kilo means 1000
User avatar #9 to #7 - redstonealchemist (07/24/2014) [-]
#47 to #7 - saladtongsofdeath (07/24/2014) [-]
**saladtongsofdeath rolled image** >implying americans are educated
User avatar #136 to #7 - herbolifee (07/24/2014) [-]
Indeed. It's waterproof security.
User avatar #20 to #7 - mrtwilightsparkle (07/24/2014) [-]
Jokes are funnier when you don't read into them so much.
#19 to #7 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
thats why no american can enter
#41 to #7 - auryn (07/24/2014) [-]
You're off by a factor of 100000.
It's 1/100, not 100.

When you try to educate others in a condenscending manner at least make sure you got your facts straights.
User avatar #69 to #41 - lean (07/24/2014) [-]
By that logic a century should be 3.65 days instead of 100 years. Please explain
#182 to #69 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
a centiury would be 3.65 days
#163 to #69 - auryn (07/24/2014) [-]
Centum is Latin for 100.

But as a mathematical prefix it means one out of hundred.

I don't exactly know how it originated, but don't expect language to be perfectly logical.
#49 to #7 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
So... americans.
User avatar #30 to #7 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
Centi means one hundredTH. Hecto means 100

User avatar #52 to #30 - xxjmacxx (07/24/2014) [-]
Not technically true. CENT means 100, based on the latin prefix. Although Hecot also means 100.

(Hence why centipedes have around 100 legs not 1/100 legs, and a century is 100 years not 1/100 years)
User avatar #138 to #52 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
The dude said centi and not cent though
User avatar #143 to #138 - joeyliquid (07/24/2014) [-]
Eh, sorry it was like 3am. Sorry if I put one extra letter.
#126 to #52 - chubbies (07/24/2014) [-]
centipedes don't have to have 100 legs

millipedes don't have 1,000 legs
User avatar #145 to #30 - whiteniggers (07/24/2014) [-]
centi means the number 100

it can be defined as 100th, 1/100 or 100 on its own

therefore, you are all right, and you are all wrong
User avatar #146 to #145 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
Well speaking for metric prefixes, centi means 10^-2. That's at least what i'm talking about
User avatar #147 to #146 - whiteniggers (07/24/2014) [-]
10^-2 is the same as 1/100
User avatar #148 to #147 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
Yeah exactly. That's why I've been saying centi means 1/100 instead of 100
User avatar #149 to #148 - whiteniggers (07/24/2014) [-]
well, in that case, you're still wrong

it doesn't mean anything INSTEAD of a hundred. it means both 1/100 AND 100
#150 to #149 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
Metric prefixes, centi, 1/100. Not that complicated.
User avatar #151 to #150 - whiteniggers (07/24/2014) [-]
century - 100 years
centenarian - 100 year old person
centipede - insect with 100 (or near 100) legs
centner - 100 kilograms
centigrade - measurement of temperature from 0 (freezing water) to 100 (boiling water)
centuple - times 100, like double or triple
centennial - 100 year anniversary
percent - measuring numerics that add to a total of 1/1 or 100%

these are examples which prove that in modern age literature, in the normal english speaking, we use 100 to describe a HUNDRED THINGS as well as A HUNDREDTH OF A THING
User avatar #156 to #151 - subtard (07/24/2014) [-]
Literally the only thing I claimed is that centi is the metric prefix that means 1/100 and not 100. None of those listed are based off an SI metric measurements.
Centigram, Centimeter, Centisecond, Centikelvin, Centiampere, Centimole. Those would all be right, regardless of how ridiculous using them would sound. And none of them mean 100 of the original unit.
#164 to #149 - auryn (07/24/2014) [-]
Although you're right about 'centi' meaning both hundred and one out of hundred (the picture is from an online dictionary and I put it there for the other users who might disagree) the issue at point was whether the orginal comment (#7) was right or not.
But he was specifically talking about mathematical prefixes, and as a mathematical prefix it only means 1/100, and not both.

Therefore he wasn't right.

Case closed.
User avatar #3 - greenwithenvy (07/23/2014) [-]
"okay well centipedes have 100 legs... centi, I think 100 centimeters in a meter"
User avatar #112 to #3 - spacehawk ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
Actually the number of legs on a centipede varies from 20 to 300.
User avatar #179 to #112 - greenwithenvy (07/24/2014) [-]
#32 to #3 - nonanonnon (07/24/2014) [-]
Plus we use CENTS as currency. It's not that hard.
User avatar #53 to #32 - xxjmacxx (07/24/2014) [-]
Oh is that what that is? I thought that was just the metal circles homeless people turn into food/beer
User avatar #94 to #53 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
did your mom not teach you?
#27 - samoaspider (07/24/2014) [-]
A really simple comparison between Imperial (UK and USA) and Metric system (EU)

10 mm = 1 cm (centimeter)
100 cm = 1 m (meter)
1000 m = 1 km (kilometer)

1000 g = 1 kg
1000 kg = 1 t
User avatar #50 to #27 - zomitlu (07/24/2014) [-]
Pretty sure UK doesn't use Imperial matey
User avatar #91 to #50 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
the eurofags don't want us to, but they tried for this island before...
User avatar #55 to #50 - holeymoley (07/24/2014) [-]
we use half and half
User avatar #85 to #55 - sunnyday (07/24/2014) [-]
Based Holey
#70 to #27 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
16 ounches?
a stone?
Is this some sort of british propaganda to make the imperial system look even more stupid?
#97 to #70 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
they mostly use imperial units in britain though
#38 to #27 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
We mostly use metric in UK. I wasn't even taught imperial units, the generation before me was taught both. The roads here still use imperial though so I am familiar with how far a mile is. Rules here usually have inches on one side and cm on the other but I don't think I've ever used the inches side. There're some other situations where people will use both also, like measuring a person's height and weight. Officially we have switched metric, these things take time.
#62 to #38 - inthenameofcake (07/24/2014) [-]
>Never used the inches side of the rule   
Obviously not a male then
>Never used the inches side of the rule

Obviously not a male then
User avatar #39 to #27 - crusaderzav (07/24/2014) [-]
We're taught metric in the UK mate.
User avatar #56 to #39 - holeymoley (07/24/2014) [-]
but our cars are in mph and our scales are in stone
User avatar #106 to #56 - crusaderzav (07/24/2014) [-]
Yeah have you noticed that? We tend to measure people in imperial, but everything else in metric. Like we'll measure people in feet and inches, and weigh then in pounds and stones. But distances large or small, mass or objects etc in metric. Cars have the speedometer in the system of the country who made it, generally.
User avatar #123 to #106 - holeymoley (07/24/2014) [-]
i mean like english cars are in mph
User avatar #188 to #123 - crusaderzav (07/24/2014) [-]
oh. weird. Maybe it's a company tradition thing.
User avatar #42 to #27 - playerdous (07/24/2014) [-]
We're taught metric in the US buddy.
User avatar #54 to #27 - cutter (07/24/2014) [-]
i've literally never heard of the base weight "stone" they just makin **** up now
#60 to #54 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
it exists. people even had the need to make converter
User avatar #115 to #27 - spacehawk ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
The metric system is so hilarious because at some point a random guy picked up a random stone and used it as a weight reference.
User avatar #118 to #115 - jackknapp (07/24/2014) [-]
And yet, it's simpler than Imperial.
User avatar #165 to #115 - spacehawk ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
I mean imperial of course, not metric
User avatar #169 to #165 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
the original reconing on 1 inch was 3 wheat kernels end to end. and a foot, well, I'm sure you can guess
#120 to #27 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
User avatar #46 to #27 - andovaredoras (07/24/2014) [-]
Those imperial conversions seem so random. At least its easy to remember the 10 based numbers in the metric system.
#71 to #46 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
Because all you need to remember are the meaning of the words. You know what a centipede is? Oh cool, so you know what a centimeter is.
User avatar #99 to #71 - andovaredoras (07/24/2014) [-]
Oh and also, the calculations. I think its easier and faster to figure out that ''56cm'' is 0,56 meters'' than ''56 inches is 4,6666 feet'' (yes, i know that would usually be stated as 4 feet 8 inches, but still).
#26 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
#67 - clitpearl (07/24/2014) [-]
Oh dear, a joke on America, oh the comments.
User avatar #87 to #67 - poeci (07/24/2014) [-]
americunts can't calm down if it's a joke about them
they love to make fun of other countries, but if it's about their own, they cry likes little girls
#129 to #87 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
some americans are cunts and are ridiculously stupid. obviously, this content is exaggerated to make a point, but it's hard to see that when you're too busy raging. i just dislike it because it makes it sound like we're all dumb. no matter what, americans are always portrayed as the stupid ones. yeah, i did say that 'some' are. 'some' meaning a part of the whole. we don't add the "u" to some words. wow we're ******* stupid. some people forget the metric system because we don't use it outside of math and science. wow, we're trash. a good part of the country is patriotic about where they're from. such redneckery. americans are known for being extremely loud, right? i mean, that's a stereotype that some of us have been forced to accept. so, we're loud when we whine about being made fun of. don't tell me nobody else has ever been offended by a post. because then, you'd be ************ .
User avatar #114 to #87 - kazene (07/24/2014) [-]
Quite the opposite, really.
User avatar #89 to #87 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
because they're all little girls
#23 - mypickinuraxe (07/24/2014) [-]
You guys know we're still required to know the metric system to graduate right? The only reason we still use Imperial units is because it would be way too damn expensive to convert.
User avatar #4 - hatermrtroll (07/24/2014) [-]
> al-Qaeda owned and funded by the CIA
> .'. website must be american designed
> CIA knows the answer all along and is playing dumb
User avatar #57 - canadafag (07/24/2014) [-]
Suddenly, every American feels the need to prove that they know how many centimeters are in a meter.
It's just a joke guys. Calm down.
User avatar #58 to #57 - insaneiare (07/24/2014) [-]
my impala is metric so i had to learn! it was made in canada.
#59 to #57 - Hightower (07/24/2014) [-]
Most americans already know the metric system, and how to convert imperial to metric. It's something our 3rd graders are taught.
User avatar #107 - nagafever (07/24/2014) [-]
73 inches and 16 feet
User avatar #14 - numbmind (07/24/2014) [-]
I'll admit the average American is as dumb as a bag of rocks, but not all of us are stupid, i know both systems. Sure I'm more fluent in the Imperial system, i still know the metric system though.
User avatar #34 to #14 - MrDeadiron (07/24/2014) [-]
The average human being is as dumb as a bag of rocks.
User avatar #130 - procrasturbate (07/24/2014) [-]
We actually get taught the metric system as much as imperial, sometimes more emphasis on the former. In High school science classes, you only use the metric system. It's just too far ahead right now to convert and it would take a lot of time and what I would think to be a lot of money. It's better just to learn both and stick to one, the way we have been doing.
User avatar #11 - demandsgayversion (07/24/2014) [-]
Trick question, it doesn't say if it's a metric meter or an imperial meter.
User avatar #17 to #11 - hanakoikezawa (07/24/2014) [-]
There is no such thing as an imperial metre

the closest measurement to a metre in the imperial system is a yard
User avatar #18 to #17 - demandsgayversion (07/24/2014) [-]
But is it a metric yard or an imperial yard?
User avatar #22 - failtolawl (07/24/2014) [-]
100. Seriously every single ******* American learns this **** in school. Why the **** do the Europeans who makes these "jokes" hold such ignorant thoughts?
User avatar #153 to #22 - samlusiewski (07/24/2014) [-]
Don't be that guy.
#63 to #22 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
Im American, most of these ******* around here are so retarded that they may not even know this **** its like they breed them with a lower IQ every day.
User avatar #183 to #63 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
test scores too low? lower the passing grade!

this tactic leads here
#43 to #22 - envinite ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
It's just a 			*******		 a joke, holy 			****		.
It's just a ******* a joke, holy **** .
User avatar #72 to #22 - huehuehuepster (07/24/2014) [-]
it's a joke not a dick
don't take it so hard
User avatar #40 to #22 - zevran (07/24/2014) [-]
Shhhh, it's a joke.

#29 to #22 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
Bcause you get butthurt.
User avatar #31 to #22 - samxdaxman (07/24/2014) [-]
Comign from an American, anon's got a point dude. 90% of the jokes ARE misinformed, but it gets other Americans mad. So just stop giving a **** what the Yuropoors think and bask in your freedom.
#51 to #22 - ieatbengay (07/24/2014) [-]
because of reactions like this
User avatar #166 to #51 - failtolawl (07/24/2014) [-]
"oh **** , it turns out Americans do know the metric system, let's just tell them we were trolling"
User avatar #167 to #166 - ieatbengay (07/24/2014) [-]
"oh **** , it turns out Americans can't take jokes"


User avatar #168 to #167 - failtolawl (07/24/2014) [-]
Norwegians are stuck up retards who are addicted to frozen pizza and are unable to both make jokes nor contribute anything to society but jealous insults.

guise it's a joke pls.
User avatar #184 to #168 - listerthepessimist (07/24/2014) [-]
*frozen pizza and møøse anus
User avatar #105 - womo (07/24/2014) [-]
Why is everyone getting butt hurt? If an American made a Eurofag joke, it would be okay, but because it's vice versa they feel the need to prove that they're better than the rest of the world. Not saying all Americans are like that.

But seriously guys, it's just a joke. I'm British and I prefer to use the Imperial system. My friends hate it because I don't express my height in CM. I use Inches and feet which drives my math teacher crazy.
User avatar #160 to #105 - manofbeardliness (07/24/2014) [-]
The reason people get so butthurt is because the U.S is really big compared to European countries so jokes usually only apply to regions yet it still gets generalized to a national scale. When I went to Belgium I was talking to a guy who went on about how he pictured Americans as plastic despite the fact that he could only name California as an example.

It's not that it hurts everyone's feelings when people make jokes, but when the jokes have been the same for decades it gets pretty annoying.
User avatar #111 to #105 - thesovereigngrave ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
I think most of us would've taken it better if it had asked a question that we don't learn in middle school. I found it humourous though.
User avatar #121 to #111 - womo (07/24/2014) [-]
Point taken, but that's what makes it funny.
#125 to #105 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
i think its because most of the people who laugh at the eurofag jokes are eurofags. as an amerifag, i honestly dont get any of them.
User avatar #45 - emptysuperman (07/24/2014) [-]
I was super confused for a second. I was like, "what the ****** a metre? I thought I knew the metric system pretty well." then I realized it meant meter. The answer is 100. You Eurofags realize we know both systems, right?
User avatar #79 to #45 - wthree ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
Metre is correct.
User avatar #127 to #45 - felex (07/24/2014) [-]
Don't take it so hard, it's a joke. Not a dick.
#65 to #45 - clitpearl (07/24/2014) [-]
Calm down, it's just a 			*******		 joke.
Calm down, it's just a ******* joke.
#68 to #65 - John Cena (07/24/2014) [-]
A joke with a **** premise.
That's like someone posting "Hey French people, how many minutes are in an hour? lol u don't know because Napolean made his own system of time during the wars!"
User avatar #193 - lovot (07/30/2014) [-]
This is more true than I would like to admit, i know people who think the metric system is hard, I bet they couldn't figure out how many teaspoons are in a gallon either. Aanswer is 768 tsp in a gallon. I didn't know that off the top of my head, but I know the conversions to get there and can do them in my head. Conversion goes like this: 3 tsp in a Tbs, 16Tbs in a cup (so 3*16=48tsp in a cup) 16cups in a gallon, so 48*16=768. I really have come a long way, i couldn't do that last bit in my head a few years ago. The nice thing about the imperial system is it isn't constrained to one base unit, in the metric system fractions that show up a lot like 1/3 are really annoying and don't clean up well, with the imperial system you can switch units and BAM the fraction has been cleanly resolved. Plus the imperial system uses base units that are a reasonable size that are easy to visualize and use in real world problems.

I don't have anything against the metric system, but I would prefer to generate a system of units that make more sense than either the metric or imperial systems. So basically the metric system with more reasonable base units, for example the gram is too small, and the metre is too long, so you get a unit of pressure that is too small to be useful IRL, even when multiplied by 1000 to get the pascal it is still far too small, so it was multiplied by 1000 again to get the kilopascal (kpa) which is still too small, so it was multiplied by 100 to get the bar, which is big enough, but still sort of difficult to work with and visualize.
User avatar #194 to #193 - lovot (07/30/2014) [-]
Then you have psi, which is one pound of force applied over one square inch, so the amount of force generated by 2000psi of hydraulic pressure on a piston with a surface area of 10 square inches easily translates to a hydraulic cylinder capable of lifting 20000 pounds, and easily demonstrates why welding gas cylinders shouldn't be ruptured (most welding gasses except for fuel, are stored at 2000 PSI, meaning if the cylinder is ruptured it can apply 2000 pounds of force to a 1 suare inch piece of shrapnel, or use the force to take off like a rocket). On the other hand, the imperial system can be needlessly complex if you have to try to keep all of the different units straight while working on something.
User avatar #195 to #194 - lovot (07/30/2014) [-]
For example, cubic feet and gallons, nuff said.
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