Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.

— Dave Barry

## Cheering Metric System quotations

The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.

If God had wanted us to use the metric system, Jesus would have had 10 apostles.

The most lasting and universal consequence of the French revolution is the metric system

Our entire biological system, the brain and the earth itself, work on the same frequencies.

### Nobody in the United States knows what either a "meter" or a "kilogram" is.

The whole reason why we fought the Cold War was so we wouldn't have to learn the metric system.

If god had meant us to use the metric system he would have given us ten finger and ten toes.

Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.

### I don't understand why a 40 is a quarter of beer when a 40 is 40 ounces.

It's time to embrace the metric system.

### The metric system was designed to get people to enter charity runs.

Do you think you would go run a 3.1 mile race? No, but if somebody says, hey, 5 km. You go, 5km sounds pretty impressive.

There was a sound like a human yawn, and then the skull turned slightly toward me and asked, "What's up, boss?" "Evil's afoot." "Well, sure," Bob said, "because it refuses to learn the metric system. Otherwise it'd be up to a meter by now.

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason

### The weightlifting competition I saw was the women's 63 kg class.

I'm not sure whether this means the actual women weighed 63 kg or the weights they lifted weighed 63 kg. Or possibly the temperature in the weightlifting hall was 63 kg. There's no way to know for sure without finding out what a "kg" is, and my belief, as an American, is that if I have to start understanding the metric system, then the terrorists have won.

The degree of confirmation assigned to any given hypothesis is sensitive to properties of the entire belief system... simplicity, plausibility, and conservatism are properties that theories have in virtue of their relation to the whole structure of scientific beliefs taken collectively. A measure of conservatism or simplicity would be a metric over global properties of belief systems.

I think online is a better platform. If you look at the metrics, if you look at the delivery system, if you look at social - all of the things that online can do - TV can't compete.

Sales managers should track the number of first meetings with "right fit" prospects a sales person is engaged in on a monthly basis...This metric alone will serve as a powerful, early-warning system to sales performance.

Of course Evil's afoot. If it had switched to the metric system it'd be up to a meter by now.