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America, how do you plead?

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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For Pete's sake! The metric system! Why not? [link]


Also feel free to share other things which either your own country or some other country does retardedly different from the majority of the world.
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binarystep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Imperial system. It SUCKS. What I hate is how I WANT to learn Metric, but since I was taught Imperial all my life, I'll never know it. Main reason was my Republican father who said "the dumb Brit system is not needed in America". :roll:
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see no reason why not, and I'd happily go with the metric system, but I am not in charge of such things.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A pity.
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
Well actually it's the only thing that gets me.
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
US date order is the main thing that gets me. No sense at all.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's definitely messed up :D
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chaosvolt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Sometimes I do wish I'd been raised to think in metric terms, since even with all the crazy 'murrican units, I find myself using some of the smaller units. After all, we don't really have much that can be comparable to millimeters and milliliters and milligrams. o3o
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah, I don't think people even knew things that small existed back then (or did know but didn't have any practical application for it)
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chaosvolt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Then again, there are tiny units like grains and caliber and mils, but who even uses them? Well, except gunsmiths, but I doubt many people can think in such units readily.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Some fine artisans and alchemists were probably an exception.
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chaosvolt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Or possibly those. Except the ones sane enough to use metric.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When it was invented, yes.
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pokemontrainerjay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
guilty
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjudgeplz::iconsaysplz:10 years of dungeon!
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey standard works just fine for us! why fix what isn't broken


now what is broken is the UK, the rest of europe drives on the right side get with the program already.
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binarystep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is broken. Imperial caused the Challenger crash.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know UK invented the Imperial units :D

I can kinda see a connection here :XD:
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and sense they abandoned it we have perfected it!
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How can one perfect imperfection?
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Tattorack Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know, the metric system; the most simple to understand useful way to measure anything from the meter up to the Petameter and down to the atometer.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only the meters but all the other units too :nod:
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maltese101 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
It's freaking america; the most unique country in the world, she got a totally different style than the others.
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binarystep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just like hipster douchebags! :lol:
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like every female pop "artist" ever using autotune.
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SpaceInvader42359 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
In science classes from middle school to college, you get totally educated on the metric system. BUT THINK OF ALL THE SIGNS WE'D HAVE TO CHANGE! That would be, like a billion dollars! WE WOULD NEVER RECOVER! Maybe we can get rid of the penny, and then use the money we save from that to change all the signs.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
or just replace any broken imperial signs with metric instead of new imperial?
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SpaceInvader42359 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
That wouldn't work either. If both types of signs were up at once, it would be too easy for drivers to mistake a 40kph sign for 40mph sign, and going 40mph in an area where you're only supposed to go 25mph could be really dangerous.
The only real way to avoid this would have all of the street signs switched at the same time, which would be a really difficult project. :(
Oh, well. I really like the metric system.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well just wait for a hurricane to take out all the signs in a certain area and do it then.
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SpaceInvader42359 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
But then only the East Coast would get new signs, and the rest of the United States would be stuck without the metric system forever. And they would get jealous of the East Coast for having the metric system. And the East Coast would be shunned by the rest of the country. And the rest of the country would plot to destroy the East Coast and steal their signs.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well darn.
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I plead guilty.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sentenced for year of Metric system education.
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think my American brain could handle a system that makes sense!
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Death penalty it is, then.
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey now, we aren't in Texas.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well we can take you there. :roll:
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least, let me have fun with a female hooker before we travel there. Please!
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose we can swap your last meal for that.
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NinjaMongoose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
It's funny how my country decided that they wanted to spell a handful of words differently from the UK. Like theatre and theater.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or color and colour.
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NinjaMongoose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Most words that end in -er, it seems.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus words like chips or rubber mean different things.
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless...
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:lol:
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Too damn much bureaucracy.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think every country has too much that. Some more than others though :lol:
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yeah, it's a problem in a lot of places.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, mostly that's still better than dictatorship.
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
True, although sometimes I think we could benefit from a few years under a dictator, just so that anything would actually get done.
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