Do you prefer metric or English units?

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Do you prefer metric or English units?

laflauta laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than converting English units. As an engineering student, I hate doing problems in English units because they are automatically more work.
Would you prefer to use English units or metric units?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I prefer English units (ex: feet, pounds, degrees Fahrenheit, psi)
sweetpea12 , LavenderSkies , padmeamidala , Vanille , PassionateLover2 , DawnStar , Feisty , BlooJay , Lildrummrgurl7 , Missmarc , Rossie , souviet , MissCandyland , jjis123 , GONE! , Gunsmoke , wicked weasel , mlmac , Hummingbird , Rory , Living Doll , Martiniman , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , fizzygato , married with children , gehuwd , Sammi , big b , tami , Allstars316 , Chastity Darling , ViVix , I Am Sherlocked , wetone123
34  (61%)
I prefer metric units (ex: meters, grams, degrees Celsius, Newtons)
rosythorn , Gluesnffr , TheirPet , KinkyKatieJames , MistressDandelion , Zandrock , butts , SourAppleMartini , spiced , Eugler
10  (18%)
I prefer to use both
783883877299373783 , The Vixen , Raymaker , Aishiteru , DustBunny , Gone (LD29) , dv8
7  (12%)
I don't care
Artur Sergachev , Falsepast , Mrs.Tee , ~BabyCakes~ , SecondStory
5  (9%)
Total votes: 56
Poll is closed
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Artur Sergachev Artur Sergachev
I don't care, maybe.
03/09/2013
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
Being English I actually use both, but mostly the imperial units. That is the name for them.
03/09/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than ...
English because I'm more familiar with it
03/09/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I use imperial units for larger things (miles, feet), but for measuring small stuff I like using millimeters and centimeters.
03/09/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than ...
I prefer english units.
03/09/2013
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than ...
Metric would confuse the shit out of me, no lie.
03/09/2013
laflauta laflauta
Quote:
Originally posted by 783883877299373783
Being English I actually use both, but mostly the imperial units. That is the name for them.
I've heard them be called imperial units, too. Almost all of the textbooks, tables, and other reference materials I've used have referred to them as English units, so that's what I'm used to. Sorry for any confusion.
03/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
When in the U.S.A., follow the U.S.A. way! ! !
03/09/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I am an american and really wish we had just switched to Metric, because I now longer live in America and it is a real pain to switch in my head!
03/09/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
metric system
03/09/2013
Feisty Feisty
I grew up with the English system so that is what I prefer.
03/09/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I prefer the English system.
03/09/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm more familiar with imperial measurements.
03/09/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I prefer metric. It makes more sense and more people use it.
03/09/2013
Falsepast Falsepast
I dont care which
03/09/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Quote:
Originally posted by TheirPet
I prefer metric. It makes more sense and more people use it.
I feel the same way! It makes soooo much more sense to me.
03/09/2013
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I prefer metric, just not for height and weight because nobody use metric for this here and it's hard to figure out. I also don't like metric for cooking (I prefer spoons and cups, it's easier if you don't have any measuring instruments).
03/09/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than ...
I prefer English units (ex: feet, pounds, degrees Fahrenheit, psi)
03/09/2013
Rossie Rossie
I prefer English units. I had to use metric when I worked in Hong Kong, and I was forever confused by the metric system.
03/09/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by laflauta
The United States has tried to switch to using metric units before but it didn't catch on. I would love for the US to use metric units. First, it makes it simpler to work in a global market. Second, converting metric units is so much easier than ...
use a bit of both depending on the situiation. american units make more sense because i grew up with it.
but metric makes logical sense + i use it to order things online a lot
03/09/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Metric, though in the UK we still use Imperial for some things, such as miles for distance, pints for milk and beer, stone for weighing yourself, feet for measuring your height, and inches for clothing measurements.
03/09/2013
jjis123 jjis123
English because that's what i was taught
03/10/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I'm more familiar with English units.
03/10/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
Metric units just make more sense. I love a base 10 system
03/10/2013
Raymaker Raymaker
I use imperial when I'm having conversations to /decribe/ a size, but when I intend to be precise, working on a project, work related or something otherwise important to the detail, I like metric.
03/10/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm most comfortable with english units - but I know most common metric conversions - so I can work in both.
03/10/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I often use both. I don't mind English units, since that is what I'm most use to, but it probably would be easier to just use the metric system.
03/10/2013
butts butts
METRIC, by a long shot. It makes SO much more sense, the US system is bullshit X10. Obviously as an American, I'm use to our system, but I still hate it.
03/10/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Metric. I grew up using metric units, so words like feet or Fahrenheit are foreign to me.
03/10/2013
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