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Ruth Ann wrote:
Metric just never caught on here in the USA. And I noticed that as the
signs were replaced, the news ones just gave the distance in miles again.

You can thank Reagan for that one.  Peanut Carter had implemented a plan
to convert, but Reagan killed it.  This was the same period as when
Canada switched.
Oh, and our cars still do show the speed in both miles per hour and
kilometers per hour - but I think that is probably just in case we
happen to visit Canada (who has gone metric, I think) :-)

Both Canada and Mexico along with every other country an American can
drive to, uses Km.  The U.S. is stuck with 2 third world countries as
the last holdouts.  How does it feel to have the U.S. on par with
Liberia and Myanmar (Burma).

Regardless, thanks to world trade, more and more U.S. companies are
having to work with the metric system, if they want to sell elsewhere.

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