inches and pounds
Well, are you Americans meauring in meters? What is the temperature in Celcius of a pleasant spring day? I would have to divide by 1.8 and subtract 32 to come up with the answer. We're still buying our gas in gallons, and the only thing that comes in liters seens to be soda bottles. So despite the fact that the metric system is used the world over and is far more mathematically elegant than the traditional system, we stay mired in tradition, no matter how out of sync we are in the eyes of the rest of the world. There can be several parallels to be inferred from this particular system that remains in place despite the earnest hopes expressed for improvement so many decades ago.