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61. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 01:14 BST
Y'know TECHNICALLY, the metric system has been the official system of measurement in America for longer than I've been alive, but people never made an active effort to switch. That's why all packages for everything have metric measurements on them, even though they are frequently ignored in favor of the larger print Foot-Pound-Second system listings.
Regardless, the fact remains that three people have listed heights I can't identify with thus far, and it's very confusing and mildly frustrating.
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62. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 02:22 BST
I'm 11 years old and 5'2, I was 2 feet tall when I was born! lol
63. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 05:52 BST
Recently inspired by LittleKuriboh, I finally know what I'm going to say to people who say I'm tall:
Oh yeah? Well, you're really small. You're like Smally McSmall...
That's your name.
And I'm saying it in my best DAN GREEN voice.
Edited on Sun 21st June, 2009 @ 05:53 by Noire
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64. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 05:59 BST
what kind of threads are on this site??!!?!?!?!?
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65. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 06:03 BST
@cryptonic: There was the "How long is your ..." thread not long ago. I think you can fill in the ellipsis.
66. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 09:49 BST
@Stuffgamer1: TECHNICALLY, you're right. it was done that way more for international commerce than it was for the American consumer, though -- you'll note that those packages with the different markings on them say stuff like '1 pint (473 ml)' instead of '500 ml (1.057 pint)' or 'Net wt. 8 fl. oz./236 ml' instead of a round metric number and a decimaled amount of ounces.
also, there's always Google for a metric/American standard converter if you're frustrated. :3
Edited on Sun 21st June, 2009 @ 09:50 by theblackdragon
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67. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:02 BST
@cryptonic: Crazy, random ones. And occasionally, something video game related.
@theblackdragon: I was just waiting for somebody to say something about easy-to-find converters! The thought had occured to me, but I was in one of those hilariously out-of-place self-righteous moods where it's THEIR fault I'm being inconvienienced and THEY should fix it! Or...something. I dunno. Maybe I was just being really, REALLY lazy.
Also, there are exceptions to the metric packing rule you described, such as the half-liter, liter, 2 liter, and 3 liter bottles of beverages widely available. I can't really think of another exception right off hand, but I can never forget the bottle thing because those "16.9 fluid ounce" bottles are just so silly-looking. Fortunately, some companies actually started putting the metric measurement in the foreground for that size recently. Looks SO much better that way.
Edited on Sun 21st June, 2009 @ 10:03 by Stuffgamer1
68. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:07 BST
170cm or something. I don't really care.
69. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:13 BST
If only everyone I knew was like that with their WEIGHT, Kim Jong-II! Last night, a friend was showing off part of how Wii Fit works at a social gathering, and she made us all close our eyes when her weight came up.
I'm surprised nobody's made a "how much do you weigh?" thread yet. Or did I just miss that one?
70. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:17 BST
i was debating with myself whether or not to point out the obvious. :3
true. it's weird how that kinda evolved, isn't it, with just soda in the liter bottles? milk and juice are still sold in quarts and pints half-pints and gallons, for the most part. 2 and 3-liter bottles of soda are more popular than the 1-liter ones, though... it's so much easier to find 20 oz. bottles of soda in store coolers, and that's what you get out of vending machines, too. :3 personally, i don't care which is in the fore, so long as they keep the standard measurements on packaging someplace because that's what i'm most familiar with, and that's what all my cookbooks use.
Edited on Sun 21st June, 2009 @ 10:20 by theblackdragon
71. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:20 BST
true. it's weird how that kinda evolved, isn't it? though 2 and 3-liter bottles are more popular than the 1-liter ones, though... it's so much easier to find 20 oz. bottles of soda in store coolers, and that's what you get out of vending machines, too. :3 personally, i don't care which is in the fore, so long as they keep the standard measurements on packaging someplace because that's what i'm most familiar with, and that's what all my cookbooks use.
That paragraph is so American is makes me sick!
72. Posted: Sun 21st Jun 2009 10:21 BST
Kim Jong-II wrote:
well, at least you're not so ronery with my American paragraph keeping you company
73. Posted: Mon 22nd Jun 2009 13:44 BST
3 litre bottles of fizzy drinks pretty much encompass all that is wrong with the American diet, don't they? I mean, come on! Unless you've got gills and breathe the stuff it's going to go flat before you finish it and I cannot believe there's enough people in America having parties to justify the number I've seen in the shops, so clearly there's people walking around with bloody IV's full of it hooked up to their arms.
94.5kg, incidentally; I'm making a half-assed concerted effort to lose weight though!
Edited on Mon 22nd June, 2009 @ 13:44 by Sean_Aaron
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74. Posted: Mon 22nd Jun 2009 14:24 BST
@Sean: i can safely say i've never seen a major brand of soda in a 3-liter bottle... it was always store-brand/off-brand stuff and weird flavors, like peach or strawberry or orange. bleh. also, i don't recall seeing them very often, though i could just be overlooking them at stores nowadays. what kind of stores are you going to where you see them in numbers enough to spawn that mini-rant? :3
75. Posted: Mon 22nd Jun 2009 15:14 BST
I can recall when 3l bottles of Coke first appeared; on visits back to the States in the last decade I've seen others, though I suppose it's possible they've stopped making them. Honestly, they might as well sell a keg and be done with it!
76. Posted: Mon 22nd Jun 2009 19:21 BST
Okay, fine, I used a converter. Sean Aaron is roughly 5'11" and 208 pounds. I'm BARELY lighter than that, being somewhere between 200 and 205 right now. I was once 295 pounds, though, and that was an inch or two of height growth ago. So if I can lose weight, so can you (illogical statement, but I'm sticking with it)!
I do occasionally see people walking down the street drinking straight out of 3-liter bottles. Gross. I usually see them at social gatherings, though.
77. Posted: Tue 23rd Jun 2009 17:25 BST
Good lord! I was thinking of myself as more like 190lb, actually, but thanks for making me feel bad - _ -;
Edited on Tue 23rd June, 2009 @ 17:25 by Sean_Aaron
78. Posted: Tue 23rd Jun 2009 17:27 BST
63 axe handles high, with my feet on the ground and my head in the sky
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79. Posted: Tue 23rd Jun 2009 18:53 BST
@Sean Aaron: You quoted the wrong half of my post.
Sorry for making you feel bad, but you're the one who told me to get with the times, so I did, and these are the results. And you're the only one other than myself to actually post your weight, so you opened yourself up for this.
80. Posted: Tue 23rd Jun 2009 18:57 BST
18 years, 1'63m(i dont know how is it in inches or feet) and 60 kg... I'm small and tiny.
Edited on Tue 23rd June, 2009 @ 18:58 by ElectricSplash