09-17-2012, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Fish
Yeah, I use litres for gas and drinks but gallons for fish tanks.
I can use cups or millilitres for cooking, and I use inches for fish and construction, and height, though I learned centimetres in school and they're really more precise.
I use pounds for weight, never had any use for kilograms.
However I am strictly Celsius when it comes to temperature. Fahrenheit is irritating. You can't beat freezing at 0 and boiling at 100.
This likely shows our respective age. I had finished school for many years when Canada changed from Imperial to metric. Having learned Imperial measure, I still have to use it simply because I understand it without working it out. I know right away what a fish that is 6 inches will be in size, but I have to stop and work out what a fish of 15cm is [they are the same by the way
]. When the weather report says it will be 25C, I have to stop and figure out the F or I have no idea how hot this is. Had I grown up and been schooled with metric, I would be the opposite. But I learned in Imperial.