# Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly

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1. Al S. said, 15 days ago

Cosmo, give it another read — for good measure.

2. Leo Autodidact said, 15 days ago

Amazingly recent work shows the "English System to be MORE integrated that the Metric System.

Search for “Megaloithic Pint, Anyone?” by Lomas and Knight, Eye opener!

3. dukedoug said, 15 days ago

Give him an inch and he’ll take a kilometre.

4. vars35 said, 15 days ago

actually give him an inch and he’ll take 1.61 km.

5. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 15 days ago

Now you just have to figure out the law of gravity, like how is that pile of papers staying on top of his desk ?

6. BB DMan515 said, 15 days ago

It’s called, Cartoon Logic.

7. Nabuquduriuzhur said, 15 days ago

Biggest problem I had with metrics in my engineering days is that they use a unit of mass for a unit of weight/force despite newtons being the SI unit for weight/force. Kgs are mass, not weight/force, and so it makes for confusion. Lbs are force and slugs are mass.

8. PICTO said, 15 days ago

I’m for going metric every inch of the way.

9. gopher gofer said, 15 days ago

how do miles of smiles and acres of amusement convert into metric?

10. Jonathan Mason said, 15 days ago

Don’t get me started on non-metric measures. Why are some Imperial measures different from US measures? Why do Americans use cups as a measure? Give me metric any day – a litre is a litre in every country (apart from the US where it is misspelt).

11. wailam said, 15 days ago

As an American who has lived and worked overseas for many years I find it amusing that only two countries in the world, USA and Liberia in Africa, don’t use metric! It is so much easier to use than USA measurements.

12. Phil Davison said, 15 days ago

@Leo Autodidact The problem is imperial and US pints and gallons are not the same. Even the fluid ounce is different. The English system is imperial not the US version.Metric is more consistent. BTW, a “gramme” was originally defined as a weight.

13. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 15 days ago

It does give me a lot of pleasure deliberately misunderstanding Americans when they use their so-called units and confusing them with my replies. That’s one form of trolling I have no apologies about. Hey, Americans, when over 99% of the world uses one system, either switch to it or be made fun of. Your choice.

14. dkoch59 said, 15 days ago

Hectares of happiness.

15. Al S. said, 15 days ago

The yard and foot system was here first — about 500 years before the metric system. All started by England’s King Edward I.
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It was ingrained in America’s very foundation by the country’s architects/urban planners/founders, The Freemasons, before word even got here of some new way to measure.
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In Chicago, for example, the street grid is based on the mile system — and numbered accordingly. You know if you count 8 blocks, that is a mile. It’s very easy to know where you’re going. It makes taxi directions and mail/package delivery much more efficient. Why confuse people and end up costing business more money? Conversion doesn’t come without other issues and headaches as well. What’s the purpose?
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By your logic, anyone that comes from a country that drives on the right side of the road, should stay on that side of the road in a left side of the road country to spite them, because the left side countries are in the minority. And it shouldn’t cost them much to switch over. Right?