Saturday, June 23, 2007

To metric or not to metric?

Most of the world metrics. (Okay, sorry. I know "metric" isn't a verb and it's not good to verb nouns. I'll try again.)

Most of the world uses the metric system. How much of the world? Well, basically, all of it except for the United States, Myanmar (Burma), and Liberia. (Of course, that doesn't take into account places like England - I suppose the metric system is the official way of doing things, but Britain recently won the right to sell things in ounces and pounds, as well as in feet, yeards, inches. Plus, though petrol (that's "gasoline") is sold in litres (that's "liters"), people then talk about how many miles per gallon they get in their cars.

Wikipedia's metric system page.

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