Lets make everything metric

NK - I couldn't agree more with your comment. Though don't forget the ZMan is from England (which means we only pretend we are European when its convenient like shipping barrels of wine back from France on the ferry) even though I've lived in the US for almost 10 years.

Though back home they are still holding out with some imperial measurements its still a way of life here in the USA. However you can't blame the US for the creation - the mile was invented by the Romans and refined by the English, looks like the foot comes from Sumeria and the inch is very British (though from that link it seems Sweden had the right idea to make everything metric in 1855. Smart lot the Swedes.

Of course the one thing you can't do is take away my pint - that would be very very wrong....

Published 18 June 2006 12:45 AM by zman


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