What do we have against the metric system? Can anyone tell me why the good old US of A hates the metric system so much that it stands practically against the world in it’s single minded “We’re Number One” mantra? We stand alone with Myanmar (Burma) and Liberia. This doesn’t bode well in the US’s current stance in about any world wide political situation. I mean, when an argument could be won by almost any country by saying something school-ground childish around the lines of “well, we use the metric system, what do you use?” I think it becomes time to reconsider your standing point on the issue.
Most people (except Americans, Liberians and Burmese) would agree that the metric system is much more useful and makes a lot more sense than a system that relies on body parts (length measurements such as feet and yards) and old fashioned carrying devices (peck, quart, pint). If you don’t believe me that we stand alone in this war against reason, here is a pretty picture in which the red countries are the countries who do not use the metric system. Bottom line is, the metric system makes more sense, period.