We still use inches, feet, yards, pint, quart, gallon, grams, ounces, pounds.In what way has the US not adopted metric? Engineering has switched. The UK has adopted some, like food weights, but roads are still measured in miles.
Like ... tyres? Diameter in inches - height, width metric: so cut off the all rubber except the bands on the rim. I know I do!My car has metric AND standard< you know REAL measures!
When I'm fixing it, I just throw the metric stuff away. Sure it's a piece of crap now with parts all over between here and work, but... principles!
We still buy beer in pints, have road signs in yards, tyres in inches... and of course, most vitally, surfboards and penises in feet and inches.You colonials went decimal with the money asap. We still had pounds, shillings and pence till the 70s. What a nightmare that was!
Before decimalization on 15 February 1971, there were twenty (20) shillings per pound.
The shilling was subdivided into twelve (12) pennies.
The penny was further sub-divided into two halfpennies or four farthings (quarter pennies).2 farthings = 1 halfpenny
2 halfpence = 1 penny (1d)
3 pence = 1 thruppence (3d)
6 pence = 1 sixpence (a 'tanner') (6d)
12 pence = 1 shilling (a bob) (1s)
2 shillings = 1 florin ( a 'two bob bit') (2s)
2 shillings and 6 pence = 1 half crown (2s 6
Bacardi changed that all to metric. After they did that, I was drinking way too much, had to get new glasses, the bottles were lighter, so I could drink twice as much...been about a quarter decade now since I quitounces
'Thou' (sandths of an inch) is common in engineering.The US is binary in everything so we use both to keep our population in confusion when they grab a wrench LOL. Metric in sciences for the most part but generally most Americans aren't that use to metric. Some people use both so it translates but in general going from miles to kilometers or inches to centimeters doesn't translate. I use to teach a measurements lab in bio class and the students would have to convert between the two. Now I made the naive assumption that most kids were like me and played with their parent's rulers, measuring cups, etc (which my parents had metric and English), but nope they all looked at me like I was crazy-why would we do that? OMG why aren't we just metric I hated that lab. The English doesn't get much smaller than 1/8 inch so no nanometers or yotcometers of infinitesimally small. I guess Americans are like Texas and everything is big ROFL.