| >And I thought it was the Frenchmen everybody blames the metric system
| >on - not the "commies"
| They are more socialist than the soviets these days.
Indeed. They have health insurance. I guess that
makes them commies, right? Civilized countries allow
insurance companies and hospitals to fleece the public
to any extent they like.
My pickup is Japanese, but it's also metric. And it came
with a lug wrench. Are the Japanese commies? I thought
they were monarchists turned capitalists.
I have a warning, though, about good old American,
non-commie, God-fearing tape measures. I bought
a new Stanley leverlock type recently without paying
attention to anything but the length. It turned out
the tape is metric on one side and inches on the other.
What I mean is that it's only printed on one side of
the tape, but includes both systems, with one marked
along each edge. It's completely unusable. I had to
buy another tape measure.... So watch out for those
half-commie tape measures.