What puzzles me....
What do you call 2x4 in metric?
How big is a 4' x 8' sheet of metric plywood or drywall?
Isnt is easier to say "2 inch nail" rather than say "50.8 millimeter
Are foreign women more impressed by a man with a 152.4 millimeter penis
than are US women comparing a man with a 6 inch penis?
How the hell do you refer to the pitch of a roof in metric?
How do you say "I wouldn't touch that woman with a ten foot pole" in
Since the foot measurement was devised by the length of the average
human foot. Were people born outside the USA born without feet?
What do you call an inchworm in Europe?
If the posted speed limit sign reads 30 in the US and a cop pulls you
over for doing 50, will a judge excuse you if you tell him that 30
kilometers per hour is 48.3, so you were driving 1.7 BELOW the limit.
What sounds better?
I'd walk a mile for a Camel, or I'd walk 1609.344 meters for a Camel.
Since they dont have yardsticks in the UK, do they have yards
surrounding their houses?
Does a metric phillips screwdriver have FIVE points on the tip, rather
If a foreigner blows 50 pounds (money) on beer at the bar, do they tell
their friends they lost 50 pounds?
If so, what the heck do they say when they actually lose 50 pounds of
body weight from dieting?
Why didn't they make a 13mm socket the exact same size as a 1/2 inch
Is a Football called a 30.48 centimeter ball in Europe?
In America you pINCH someone, in the UK, you P2.54centimeter them.
If an American woman's ideal figure is 36-24-36. What the heck do you
say in a metric using country?
91.44 - 60.96 - 91.44 really dont sound very sexy!!!! (Unless she's
The word "BIGFOOT" cant be used in a metric country, it would be
On Tue, 10 May 2016 07:23:34 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Most regular plywood is metric these days. That is why they don't say
"1/2 inch" (15/32ds is closer to 12mm) and why it is not exactly 4x8
The only stuff that is still inch sizes is cabinet grade stuff or
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:24:27 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
No easier than saying 1.97 inches. Which is what the nail would be
if it were 50 mm long. The issue is that the nail was created with
the English system in mind. Had they created it as a metric nail,
then it would have been 50 mm and would be called a 5 centimeter
nail. Notice how easy it was to go from millimeters to centimeters,
you just move the decimal point. Can you do that when going from
sixteenth's of an inch to a foot, yard, or mile.
I don't do a lot with tools but when I do I am starting to get
frustrated with products that still have SAE nut/bolt/thread sizes.
They say "Old people don't like change"....but I'm older than dirt and
this is one change I wish they'd get on with.
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