said by elwoodblues: said by PX Eliezer70: said by elwoodblues:
Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.
Metric system was legalised in the US in 1866, one year before the formation of the Canadian confederation.
Really? Interesting fact! Yet here we are 146yrs later and America still uses the Standard system.
True, Canada is more metric than the US.
I mean, having  provinces, can't get more metric than that.
But the standard system does have its advantages. A pint of beer is just about right.
And the standard system is not without its rationality. In US measure, a pint of water weighs exactly a pound.
We do use metric. Soda (pop) tends to be sold in 1 liter or 2 liter bottles. And of course all medication dosage is metric.
Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.
The French originated the metric system as part of the French Revolution.
Where they went overboard was the Metric Calendar.
Instead of weeks, each month was divided into three periods of 10 days each. And the people got one day off every 10, instead of one day off every 7. Needless to say, this was not popular.
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