Do I Think in METRIC & CELSIUS Now?


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Published: 1 year ago
I'm from the U.S., but now I live in Europe...so do I think in Celsius, grams & meters or Fahrenheit, cups & miles??

So my question for you is: Which of these do you think in and use, and what do you see as the pros and cons for each one? Also, do you ever mix and match then like I do?

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The US is converting to the metric system... an inch at a time.

1 year ago

There is acutally a law that enforces this - it is called 71/354/EEC and additionally 80/181/EEC - only one country does not apply to it - it is, of course, the UK.

Very simplified it states: you must use SI units to describe your products, and if you choose to use a non SI unit you need to put it beside an SI unit and you cannot write the non SI unit bigger than the SI unit

There is only one exception for this: the food energy content can be primarily and only printed in kcal instead of Joule

10 months ago

Luredreier nope, every unit from Imperial System isn't directly convertible to the metric.

1 year ago

In fact the current Imperial system is a conversion of the Metric system.

1 year ago

They already use metric, they just convert it to imperial first for some reason.

1 year ago

living in america would be a nightmare. Farenheight makes no sense. why would you put freezing point at 32.

4 days ago

I was born and live in Europe, however my mind is often on cups, he he he

4 days ago

A meter is about a step. Why would that be so complicated?

2 weeks ago

Throw away those silly cups. Its a volume mesurement not for weight

4 weeks ago

Yea, I lived in Mexico for teen years. I’m 6’5” in the U. S., but that’s close to (2) two Meters. I’m so used to telling people “ dos metros”, that’s what I say now even back in Mississippi. You talking bout’ some confused red necks! Hahahaha

1 month ago

The whole world uses the metric system!
But the US have to be extra...
Like seriously?
Why?

1 month ago

Why dont you talk normally. Im out.

2 months ago

I just think of the poor kids in school who have to work out in maths class with inches miles etc. How can you convert this? I even struggled sometimes with hours minutes seconds😂

2 months ago

Celsius for the win

2 months ago

So basically what you're describing is how Canadians act...primarily metric, but in very specific circumstances (cooking, football, and personal measurements) it's largely in imperial standard. Yes, the Canadian struggle is real. :)

2 months ago

Canada is even more confusing. If you go to the grocery store, you can find produce priced at 454g which is basically one pound, and dry pasta in packs marked 450g (just under 1 pound) and 900g (slightly less than two pounds). If you go to a bar and order a pint of beer, without telling you, they'll bring you a glass 500ml (a half-litre which is about two tablespoons more than a pint). If you ask someone how tall so-and-so is, they'll say 5' 10 obviously imperial measure, and if you ask someone how long of a drive it is to such-and-such they might say fifty clicks (50kilometres). And liter and meter are spelled the French way, so it's litre and metre.

2 months ago

Comparing gramms and cups doesn't make a lot of sense in the first place because gramms measure mass and cups measure volume

2 months ago

In sweden our mile is 10km and 1 cup is 1dl.

2 months ago

The real fun begins when you drive a car in Germany that has Fahrenheit A/C and mph on the speedometer. :D
(Since we have an US import)
"Honey, you're supposed to go 30 here"
"I do!" :D
Of course there are km/h figures as well, but really tiny...

3 months ago

Metric for cooking and everything else is much more precise.

Honestly wish my shitty oven had centigrade, rather than Fahrenheit; because I’m fully converting myself to the metric System, despite living smack dab in the middle of the US.

Anyone else being as crazy as me? We should’ve switched to metric when my parents were in school...

3 months ago

I am a little late to the game and I am sure this has been mentioned, but this is basically what its like being Canadian. We are aligned with the rest of the world with the metric system, but have this giant living next to us that refuses to get on board. So we use cups, Fahrenheit (for baking/cooking) and are probably more familiar with feet and inches than we should be. But the new generations are slowly moving towards almost exclusive adoption of the metric system. Just started watching your channel in the last week Dana, I am trying to learn to speak German for a trip we will be taking in the next couple of years, where we will be spending a month or two there. Keep up the great work!

3 months ago

Mah... the system that you need a calculator or google to convert a measure to another measure for the same system of measurement (ex. 1 mile = 5160 feets) it's INSANE. More easer 1 km = 1 000 m, 1 l = 1 000 ml, 1 kg = 1 000 g = 1 000 000 mg...

3 months ago

If you would think in yards, it would be much easier to compare :) 10,0 meters are 9,1 yards.

3 months ago

I always use the imperial system cause i love it so much!!
Am i the only european born and raised in europe i use the imperial system because i love it so much?
I LOVE the imperial system

4 months ago