Why don't Americans just switch to the metric syatem, it's much easier?
The U.S. System is a difficult mess. They must be masochists.
- JazSincLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
We switched in 1975. The problem is there's been a lot of heel-dragging and absolutely no enforcement.
- daljack -a girlLv 72 months ago
We are a lot of people who don't like change....plus we're a bit lazy.
- Barkley HoundLv 72 months ago
Probably when the UK gets rid of miles.
- 2 months ago
No i like this system
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- DestroyerLv 62 months ago
I agree that it's a mess. I often wonder why they don't switch. Every time I visit there, I get confused. I mean when 30 degrees is forecast for weather, I expect to be able to wear shorts and no shirt. But not in USA.
- DavidLv 72 months ago
President Jimmy Carter insisted that the USA would be fully converted to Metric by 1980. That didn't work out, did it? Americans HATE Metric! Granted, there were some inroads, like "2-liter" bottles of soda, Metric measurements in baseball stadiums, etc.; but nobody liked it. Metric is no longer used in baseball stadiums (i.e., measurements on the outfield fences); and no football fan will ever put up with "Adam Vinatieri is lining up to try a 57-METER field goal!"