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  •  The conversion is going to (0+ / 0-)

    happen by the time I'm an adult, according to my elementary school teachers (in the 1960s). My own kids have been told the same thing; they're 15 and 17. I'll bet their kids will be told the same thing.

    "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis

    by MsWings on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:37:37 AM PDT

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    •  touche (0+ / 0-)

      but I wasn't talking about a formal conversion, I meant that more and more people are opting to use international over english system.

      The biggest changes will have to be formal of course (miles to kilometers and gallons to liters) but it's already started I think and I'm hoping a bill will come soon to make the change over 100%.

      But we'll shall see what the future brings.

      •  Of course, the U.K... (0+ / 0-)

        ...still uses miles on its highways.  I was shocked, myself.  But I guess it's their system, after all.  

        The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? We're eight years behind!

        by Panurge on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 12:37:55 PM PDT

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