Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Map of Non-Metric-System Nations

Lonely ol' USA.



Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

There is one place in the USA (save for 2-liter (which we spell wrong, but that's the way we roll, yo)) bottles at the supermarket (well, that and metric auto tools) that you'll find "metric" measurement ... Interstate 19, the freeway that runs from Nogalez, AZ to Tucson, is posted in KM. This is out off respect for Mexico, apparently.

There was just one place in Oregon where SI (which is what it's really called) measurement was ever implemented on Oregon highways. Near Woodburn. For many years during the late 70s and through the 80's, the next exit sign approaching Woodburn on I-5 was locaed 2 km from the actual offramp, and was signed in both English and SI measurements. I don't know when they took that one down, but it's not there anymore.

I was really looking forward to the shift to "metric". But that's not the way we do it here. USA! USA! USA!

thepoetryman said...

Yer damn skippy! If ye'r gonna live in `merika you'd best git to learnin' English `n th' non-metric measurin' system! An' ye best understan' one thang! This here's the US of A an' old glory flies here an' if'n ye don' like it might I suggest ye skedaddle on outa here for ye wind up deported or worser!