how about just answering the question. we are not using the metric system?

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  • 6 months ago

    Because after WWII the U S was the only country left with its manufacturing plants still up and running. World demand was too great to stop and rebuild our factories, so we kept our English system. It is still too expensive to convert over, but some steps are being taken to do so (like, drug dealers use kilos - lol, but true).

    Source(s): In the 50's and 60's 1000 kg was called "a long ton" (2,200 lbs)
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  • 6 months ago

    SO what is your question?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    BOY ARE YOU ALL WET! MORE AND MORE NUTS AND BOLTS ARE NOW METRIC ON CARS AND TRUCKS!

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  • 6 months ago

    That is a statement, how about actually asking a question.

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  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Incorrect! Maybe you aren't using the metric system, but I sure am.

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  • 6 months ago

    What is your question and who is "we?"

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    the british imperial sysytem is better but the under 40s in UK dont know how to use it

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    We, in the USA, use it only as a secondary alternate system. Americans are stubborn, slow to educate en masse, and have a general belief in exceptionalism that global standards do not apply here.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I love these random ones

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  • 6 months ago

    What a strange question. You don't know the answer about what system of measurement you use in your own country?

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