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Units and their system is a question of what you are used to and for what you developed a feel.

The metric system has it is advantage in the factors of 10 or 1/10. I consider this as the reason why most countries adopted the metric system.

If a country is serious about a change, than all measures must be provided for a while in both units and after while the old units must disappear.

Is there a chance that all countries go metric? It depends on the pride to use a different one with all disadvantages link to it.

On 28.08.2013 03:34, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I think our cars show both too.  I think road signs only show miles.  Errr, i am a cyclist so any 
distance away just seems forever away until i reach it.  60 miles might take just a few hours one 
day but then an 8mile might be unfeasible another.  Bit of an exaggeration of course.
Regards from
Tom :)

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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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