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: Historically, I am an American. The ol' USA is one of the 3
: countries in the world that has not officially adopted the
: metric system of measurement for weights, volumes and distances.
: The other two countries? Not the best of company: Burma and
: Liberia.

: I've become acquanted with the metric system during my inernational
: travels over the years, but it was not until I moved to Fiji a
: few years ago that I really 'went metric'. Allow me to tell you
: the result.

: It's GREAT. When measuring with a measuring tape, there's none of
: the 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 nonesense that becomes a mathematical
: nightmare when adding or subtracting numbers. Everything metric
: is base 10 math. :-). A liter of water weighs one kilogram.
: Water boils at 100 and freezes at zero.

: I'll admit to still doing some mental conversions on miles to
: kilometers (0.62 miles is one km), and temperatures are the
: hardest.

: I have no idea how much the U.S. resistance to the global
: measurement system has hurt U.S. exports (who want's thread
: counts or weights in U.S. measurements?), but I sense that
: business in converting even if the U.S. government can't get off
: the fence on this.

: I recommend that folks lean towards metric to make their measurin
: easier.

: John

I'm an Australian, where metric was introduced and simplified in use.
In the building trade measurements are in milimetres and not much else unless we come to uncommonly long ones. Until then eg. 9 metres and 88 centimetres and 5 milimetres is simply 9885 and milimetres is not even said.
JohnK

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