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  •  I don't see how a country (6+ / 0-)

    that uses fifths, acres, bushels and various other oddball measurements can find the metric system confusing.

    # Pints in a quart? Quarts in a gallon? Ounces in a Fifth? Teaspoons in a Tablespoon? Don't forget a dry cup is a different quantity than an a cup of liquid.

    Which wrench is bigger, 5/8ths or 9/16ths?

    Metric is just tens, hundreds and thousands.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:10:43 PM PST

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