Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Metric System In the US

"The metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."

-Dave Barry

Quote shamelessly stolen from The Doctor Is In.

1 comment:

ordinarygirl said...

What about the 2 and 3 liter bottles of soda?

Once in college when I was sick I rinsed out an empty three liter bottle and filled it with water. I was very thirsty, but weak and didn't want to keep getting up for more.

When I told a friend a few days later that I had been drinking water by the liter he remarked that I must really be embracing the metric system. I had to explain it was just due to the soda bottle.