i love the metric system,... a base 10 sytem is by far easier to use and teach,... but in a country that has a 200-300 year history of the kings knuckle and shoe size,... can you imagine if by command, we sudenly switched to metric?..... its not the idea of suddenly guying a litter of gas,... its the idea of not knowing how many square footage/meters of your home,... do you own 20 acres? or some pother number of something else?...... and if you are a home building contractor,... do you build the next new home to the metric system while doing a remodle on a standard home,.. and will the remodle be metric,.. or standard?..... and 20 years down the road,..... when you do electrical work on a home that has been remodled 7 times over its 70 year existance,... and 3 of those remodles were metric,... do you love the idea of trying to measure to find the studs and headers in THAT?
i'm proud of us for buying two sets of wrecnhes! lol
and while the rest of the world, for the most part, has the metric system,.. its because it was given to them as perhaps thier FIRST national standardized system, (or forced upon them at bayonet point).... this system of ours was given to us by our founders, the british, and when they switched to metric we thumbed our noses at them,... juvinile, but we did,.... so in a nation that prides itself in throwing off an opressive king,.... we are still measuring our small part of the universe using the KINGS knuckle and foot,.....
so while we give credit to the rest of the world for adopting the metric system,... they took it as thier first nationaly standardized system, they did not have a 300 year history of something else and then by magic decide to change,.......... even when england made the switch, a vast majority of its populace was illiterate,.... you changed the educated 10% of a pre-industrial nation,.... thats not at all the same ask asking a universaly educated nation 10 times the size to do the same.
all that said,.... i wish we could make the switch,..... but you'll naver make it complete,.... 3-400 years of the old is left behind,.... just the head ache at the land office would be epic! lol