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Friday, December 16, 2011

TV Forces Metric System on USA

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ARE WE HEADING TOWARD USING 
THE METRIC SYSTEM AMERICA???



Okay, I remember way back in the day we were told the world of math was changing and we needed to learn the metric system. This really didn't happen but now North American TV is bringing this subject up again.
Specifically the good 'ole USA TV!

I really never learned how many cm were in an inch or for that matter what constituted a meter, etc. Now I've Googled occasionally a measurement or two but really never thought it was required to learn.  My thinking has always been as such:  we live in the USA, we've always used inches, etc. (at least to my knowledge) so why should we change what isn't broken?  

I'm feeling a little lost as I have no clue how many feet equal 30 meters or how many cm 24 become in inches!  Maybe if I would travel abroad I might learn what all the hoopla is about but in the meantime I really wish that my favorite TV shows would stick to inches, feet, etc.  For now I'll just keep googling the answers when I need to know.



POINTS TO PONDER:
  • Who else has noticed that measurements on various prime time shows have been given metric measurements?  
  •  Are we going to need to learn this finally?
  • Have you taken time to learn the metric system if you live in America?
  • Chime in and let me know what part of this big blue marble you live and how you measure!

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