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    Change is hard y'know.

    It'd take an executive order by a cruel and heartless despot who hates Amurika.

    I saw a bit of dual signage in the US the last time I was stateside. If the Feds just rammed through legislation requiring the use of the metric system on all interstate highways with the penalty for noncompliance a withholding of federal funding things might slowly change.

    Similar threats worked for the 55 mph speed limit (now defunct) and the raising of the drinking age to 19 and then to 21.

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