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#27. Not adopting the metric system [because we can]

Being the richest, most bad ass country in the world is kind of like being the captain of the high school football team: There are certain privileges that come with the position.

In the case of high school, that means not having to lug heavy equipment around and getting the hottest (and often dimmest) dates to prom. In the case of the United States it means that we don’t have to adopt sissy global conventions like the Metric System of measurement just because everyone else does.

I’ll have more on the Metric—or Communist—system of measurement in the next day or two. Until then I’d like to leave you with this map of countries that have refused to capitulate to Napoleon’s yard stick. The grey countries use the Metric System.

Yeah, we’re pretty bad ass.

[map via Wikipedia]

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  1. Heesa Phadie says:

    I have to part ways with you on this one…I think the metric system is far far superior…but only problem is implementing it would cause tons (or kilograms if you will) of difficulty as some of the dimwitted struggle with it.

  2. Free Refills says:

    As Grandpa Simpson would say “My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and thats the way I likes it!”

  3. Danny says:

    Actually the U.S. adopted the metric system long ago…we just dont use it is all

  4. max says:

    I think American’s are soo stupid to not except a proper system, that is accurate and allow for conversions to other systems easier.

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