Metric Schmetric: We Will Resist!

What do USA, Liberia, and Myanmar have in common? They're the only three countries in the whole world that do not use the metric system [wiki] - via Found on the Web!


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I am in the US and we use metric "often." It is displayed on almost all our food packaging, for instance, and is displayed on almost all scales and other info. You rarely see signs in metric, but you ALWAYS see wrench sizes and hardware lengths in metric. Almost all rulers and measuring tapes are in both. I think the issue is that if it's not on the highway signs or on gas station signs people think it's not used.

But I mean, do you order a PINT in the UK? Or Germany? umm, yes, you do.
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The thing that annoys me: I haven't seen ANY progress towards metric in the US in, like, 30 years. I think it's one of things that perenially never gets any funding from Congress.
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"They’re the only three countries in the whole world that do not use the metric system"

The United States uses metric. It's just not used exclusively.
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