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User avatar #114 to #32 - retardedboss ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
I may be biased from knowing the imperial system all my life, but it's easier to judge distance and weight without tools using the imperial system. When I look at someone I couldn't say "oh they seem like they're 1.7 meters tall" I would think they're 5' 8".
Again I'm probably biased, but that seems the only legitimate reason to keep the imperial system.
User avatar #465 to #114 - meganinja ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
I'm going to have to agree with rockamekishiko. The only reason you experience that is because you're used to it. If we switched, it would be confusing as hell, but we would get used to it eventually.
User avatar #561 to #465 - retardedboss ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
Yes, but at least you were polite about it.
User avatar #407 to #114 - rockamekishiko (01/09/2013) [-]
it's the same **** dumbass. you can't calculate well in metric because you don't use it often. i can calculate and judge weight and distances in metric units precisely enough.
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#190 to #80 - anon (01/08/2013) [-]
sauce of gif? I forgot.
User avatar #239 to #190 - fatmanxxxx (01/08/2013) [-]
Road to eldarado.
User avatar #408 to #239 - rockamekishiko (01/09/2013) [-]
El Dorado*
User avatar #71 to #42 - rainbowrush ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
A month is bigger than a day. 12 months are bigger than 31 days. No matter how you twist it, months are bigger, even if they are in lesser number.

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#142 to #54 - anon (01/08/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolls 3,589** Well how the **** do they explain it to you if you delete your comment?
#66 to #54 - rovor (01/08/2013) [-]
its a time scale, a month is longer than a day and a year is longer than a month

User avatar #57 to #54 - dafuckisthishit (01/08/2013) [-]

why? **** you that's why
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User avatar #67 to #58 - luthervonappledorf (01/08/2013) [-]
Because there are days within months within years. A day ends before a month does and a month ends before a year does. It makes less logical sense to write months before days. That and it has been an established order for hundreds if not thousands of years and for some odd reason America seems to feel the need to break from nearly every single tradition/rule that the world uses.
User avatar #69 to #67 - sheepysquirrel (01/08/2013) [-]
That does make a bit of sense.
Well I have an American education meaning it is ****** , but I think we mixed it up because the whole point of America was to make a brand new nation so if they took things from the old country and put them as our national thing it would defeat the purpose.
User avatar #74 to #69 - luthervonappledorf (01/08/2013) [-]
I suppose that's probably correct. It just seems a bit petty to have this brand new nation and some of the first things you do are to take a note of all the things the way they used to be and then slightly alter them. Admittedly America probably invented several of these things so again I guess it's just prerogative to use them.
User avatar #232 to #74 - sao (01/08/2013) [-]
I've heard before that the reasoning is because it shortens saying the date. Although originally when the U.S. was formed the convention was day, month year (i.e. End of the 7th Article of the Constitution - "done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independance of the United States of America"), as the stating of dates was shortened, the convention on how to say it changed.

January 7th, 2013
7th of January, 2013
User avatar #237 to #232 - sao (01/08/2013) [-]
But that could be complete and utter bull crap. I wouldn't trust an answer like that if it counted for anything.
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