Of all the countries in the world, only three backwaters still use the archaic Imperial system of weights and measures:
I say we let them get some decent governments first, then worry about getting them on the metric system.
Remember, folks: this was posted back in 2008, when George W. Bush was president. I lived in Canada, and the time, and that the “let them get some decent governments first” line was a poke at “Dubya”.
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Be sure to check out this follow-up article: More on America and the metric system.