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Old 01-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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It's really six of one, half dozen of another. Liters would be easier for you, it wouldn't be for me.

As I said, it's cultural. There's no reason we can't all just stick with what we learned as kids. It would be like if most people speak English (just an example), so everybody needs to speak English, so we all know what's being said. It's a pipe dream. Ain't gonna happen.
Seems to me the last time I was in the US (1997) most liquids were in liters (soda, beer). North American built cars have used metric fasteners since the 80s. US money is metric. Gallons are a poor measurement (even though that is what many of us are used to) as there are more different ones than just the US and Imperial. Liters are liters, everywhere in the world. Metric is far easier to work with when doing calculations. Science has always used metric for this reason, even when I was in school 40+ years ago. The entire metric system is related to water.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #12
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I think that the metric system is a far superior system to use. Like BillD said, when you are doing calculations in the metric system you can usually go by 10's. For instance, there are 10mm in 1cm. However in the imperial system you just have to know the conversions: 12 inches in a foot, etc. very few if any of our conversions go by the 10's rule like the metric system. I have got used to using the metric system for all my college science courses, so I think in all actuality we are the ones that need to change our system. Liters is universal and anybody getting on this forum from anywhere in the world wouldn't have a problem.
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It's really six of one, half dozen of another. Liters would be easier for you, it wouldn't be for me.

As I said, it's cultural. There's no reason we can't all just stick with what we learned as kids. It would be like if most people speak English (just an example), so everybody needs to speak English, so we all know what's being said. It's a pipe dream. Ain't gonna happen.
+1. Everyone has to convert at some point in time. I prefer US gallons- not liters. Not everyone can be accommodated. Sorry
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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The word is spelt LITRES not LITERS.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
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I'm in Australia and I use litres. I find I have to convert everything into US gallons so everybody understands. The majority of the members of AA are from the US so I find it a lot less confusing if I just convert before I post help for someone. I prefer metric. One, because I learnt that at school and two, because it it simpler. Everything is in multiples of 10 and that just makes sense to me.
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Sorry, but in America we spell it LITERS. That is one thing I can't change.
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You already have changed it lol
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The word is spelt LITRES not LITERS.
I'm American- proper spelling of the term here is LITERS
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Different country different spelling! No wonder we are all confused! Mom, mum. Color, colour.
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I'm American- proper spelling of the term here is LITERS
Only in the USA lol
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