FOLLOW BOREME
 
TAGS
<< Back to listing
10 things Americans do that confuse other countries

10 things Americans do that confuse other countries

(11:41) Every country has its quirks. America, land of the free, is no exception.

You can comment as a guest, but registering gives you added benefits

Add your comment
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: Mr Guest (23 days ago)

boobs

Original comment

boobs

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (18 days ago)

WHAT? How on earth does this video fail to mention than in the USA less than 0.00017% of citizens can directly choose a president?

Original comment

WHAT? How on earth does this video fail to mention than in the USA less than 0.00017% of citizens can directly choose a president?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (18 days ago)
Latest comment:

How about the fact that to give a parking ticket you have to be a cop, but to own an assault rifle you can be just about anyone.

Original comment
Latest comment:

How about the fact that to give a parking ticket you have to be a cop, but to own an assault rifle you can be just about anyone.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (26 days ago)

“No metric system” Wrong, we do use the metric system in the USA.  It’s just not forced upon us so we are FREE to use whatever measurement we want.  If I want to weigh myself in pounds, my scale has that option or I can set it to kilos. Pounds are more precise so I use that setting.  To use kilos, you need to get into decimal points to get the same precision.  My thermostat has either celsius or fahrenheit settings.  Fahrenheit is more precise so I keep it at that setting.  The video points out three uses of metric in the USA: 5K races, wine sold in 750ml, and cars are entirely metric.  But there are tons of others such as soda sold in 2 liter bottles.  Nearly all items sold have both ounces and mls listed on the product.  I’m looking at one now that says 946ml, 32 fl oz, 1 Quart.  So I get to pick whichever one I want to understand for myself.

In the science field, it is predominantly metric but in construction, it’s predominantly feet and inches.  You get liquid medicine measured in Cubic Centimeters or MLs.  When designing a circuit boards, you measure them in millimeters.  We measure thicknesses of things in mm or mils for extra thin measurements.  At least we don’t measure our weight in stones like one odd country I know.  We measure our distances in miles when driving our cars and measure fuel economy in miles per gallon and speeds by miles per hour.  The UK mixes them all up by measuring distances in kilometers and speed in miles per hour which I think is stupid for mixing measurements.  

“Since there’s no law in the US to say that vacation time is mandatory, one out of every 4 Americans doesn’t get a single day off work.”  That is simply not true.  As stated in the video, 30% have 5-9 days off, 38% have 10-14 days off, 15% has 15-19 days off, 8% has 5 days off, and 2% has over 24 days off.  That represents 93% of the population so this stupid video doesn’t even have it’s own facts straight.  The video also does not talk about sick days which is usually a different time off bucket than vacation days whereas other countries may combine them into one PTO bucket.  We also have FMLA that legally guarantees days off for family or medical purposes.

“In Europe, Sales Tax is already added to the price displayed on the price tag.”  This isn’t fair to those who are tax exempt.  In the USA, I can purchase things without paying tax if I intend to resell it or to include it in a product that I intend to resell.  For example, I can buy computer components tax free and then when I sell the final computer product, I collect sales tax from the buyer.  If the tax is already part of the price tag on the computer components, then you’re paying tax on every item over and over again during the manufacturing process and then again when you resell it to the final user.  In the USA, we only charge tax to the final user of the device.

Original comment

“No metric system” Wrong, we do use the metric system in the USA.  It’s just not forced upon us so we are FREE to use whatever measurement we want.  If I want to weigh myself in pounds, my scale has that option or I can set it to kilos. Pounds are more precise so I use that setting.  To use kilos, you need to get into decimal points to get the same precision.  My thermostat has either celsius or fahrenheit settings.  Fahrenheit is more precise so I keep it at that setting.  The video points out three uses of metric in the USA: 5K races, wine sold in 750ml, and cars are entirely metric.  But there are tons of others such as soda sold in 2 liter bottles.  Nearly all items sold have both ounces and mls listed on the product.  I’m looking at one now that says 946ml, 32 fl oz, 1 Quart.  So I get to pick whichever one I want to understand for myself.

In the science field, it is predominantly metric but in construction, it’s predominantly feet and inches.  You get liquid medicine measured in Cubic Centimeters or MLs.  When designing a circuit boards, you measure them in millimeters.  We measure thicknesses of things in mm or mils for extra thin measurements.  At least we don’t measure our weight in stones like one odd country I know.  We measure our distances in miles when driving our cars and measure fuel economy in miles per gallon and speeds by miles per hour.  The UK mixes them all up by measuring distances in kilometers and speed in miles per hour which I think is stupid for mixing measurements.  

“Since there’s no law in the US to say that vacation time is mandatory, one out of every 4 Americans doesn’t get a single day off work.”  That is simply not true.  As stated in the video, 30% have 5-9 days off, 38% have 10-14 days off, 15% has 15-19 days off, 8% has 5 days off, and 2% has over 24 days off.  That represents 93% of the population so this stupid video doesn’t even have it’s own facts straight.  The video also does not talk about sick days which is usually a different time off bucket than vacation days whereas other countries may combine them into one PTO bucket.  We also have FMLA that legally guarantees days off for family or medical purposes.

“In Europe, Sales Tax is already added to the price displayed on the price tag.”  This isn’t fair to those who are tax exempt.  In the USA, I can purchase things without paying tax if I intend to resell it or to include it in a product that I intend to resell.  For example, I can buy computer components tax free and then when I sell the final computer product, I collect sales tax from the buyer.  If the tax is already part of the price tag on the computer components, then you’re paying tax on every item over and over again during the manufacturing process and then again when you resell it to the final user.  In the USA, we only charge tax to the final user of the device.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Searchguru Searchguru (26 days ago)

Why is a US gallon less than an Imperial gallon.

Original comment

Why is a US gallon less than an Imperial gallon.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

They also take of zero's of their billions ie everywhere in the world (except USA) a bllion is  a million million but in good o'le USA its a thousand million. Numpties! 

Original comment

They also take of zero's of their billions ie everywhere in the world (except USA) a bllion is  a million million but in good o'le USA its a thousand million. Numpties! 

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

Oh wait, I forgot to add that some countries use a period to separate the thousands in their numbers.  So one thousand would be written like 1.000.  That is ridiculous in my opinion.  In the USA, the period is used to separate the whole number part by the fractional part.  We read ~ pi as 3.141 but in your country, you probably read that as three thousand one hundred forty one.  Hahaha.

Original comment

Oh wait, I forgot to add that some countries use a period to separate the thousands in their numbers.  So one thousand would be written like 1.000.  That is ridiculous in my opinion.  In the USA, the period is used to separate the whole number part by the fractional part.  We read ~ pi as 3.141 but in your country, you probably read that as three thousand one hundred forty one.  Hahaha.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

Yes, that’s right.  
1,000 = Thousand
1,000,000 = Million
1,000,000,000 = Billion
1,000,000,000,000 = Trillion

What do you call this number: 1,000,000,000?

Original comment

Yes, that’s right.  
1,000 = Thousand
1,000,000 = Million
1,000,000,000 = Billion
1,000,000,000,000 = Trillion

What do you call this number: 1,000,000,000?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (21 days ago)

Nobody wants to give it a go and tell the community what the brits call the number 1,000,000,000.  Or, in your case, 1.000.000.000.

Original comment

Nobody wants to give it a go and tell the community what the brits call the number 1,000,000,000.  Or, in your case, 1.000.000.000.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

1,000,000,000 is usually refers to a billion.  If it's short scale, it will state that.

The USA uses the same delimiters as the UK.  Didn't you know?

Original comment

1,000,000,000 is usually refers to a billion.  If it's short scale, it will state that.

The USA uses the same delimiters as the UK.  Didn't you know?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

A thousand million

Original comment

A thousand million

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

Interesting.  So you have distinctive names for all of the numbers except for that one with 9 zeros.  

This is what you think the numbers are called:

1,000 thousand
1,000,000 million
1,000,000,000 thousand million
1,000,000,000,000 billion
1,000,000,000,000,000 trillion

The people in the USA considers:

1,000 thousand
1,000,000 million
1,000,000,000 billion
1,000,000,000,000 trillion
1,000,000,000,000,000 quadrillion

Original comment

Interesting.  So you have distinctive names for all of the numbers except for that one with 9 zeros.  

This is what you think the numbers are called:

1,000 thousand
1,000,000 million
1,000,000,000 thousand million
1,000,000,000,000 billion
1,000,000,000,000,000 trillion

The people in the USA considers:

1,000 thousand
1,000,000 million
1,000,000,000 billion
1,000,000,000,000 trillion
1,000,000,000,000,000 quadrillion

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

1,000,000,000 is usually refers to a billion.  If it's short scale, it will state that.

The USA uses the same delimiters as the UK.  Didn't you know?

Original comment

1,000,000,000 is usually refers to a billion.  If it's short scale, it will state that.

The USA uses the same delimiters as the UK.  Didn't you know?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

Google "Short scale long scale" and have your tiny American mind blown.

Original comment

Google "Short scale long scale" and have your tiny American mind blown.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (22 days ago)

Hi there Cary! Happy to fact check, so you don't gotta.

The percentages were taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Ask a friend to help you Google: "73 percent of all civilian workers had access to paid vacations" and look at the result from BLS.

Those percentages that upset you only focussed on stats from civilian workers after their first year of work.  That's because the data from the other countries also looks at paid vacations after one year, so they chose that as the point of comparison.

The one in four soundbite takes into account all workers, at all stages of their career.

But all that's beside the point.  Whichever way you want up to tart up the figures, it's a total scandal compared to just about any developed nation.  Give up on the apologetics and the head in the sand.

Original comment

Hi there Cary! Happy to fact check, so you don't gotta.

The percentages were taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Ask a friend to help you Google: "73 percent of all civilian workers had access to paid vacations" and look at the result from BLS.

Those percentages that upset you only focussed on stats from civilian workers after their first year of work.  That's because the data from the other countries also looks at paid vacations after one year, so they chose that as the point of comparison.

The one in four soundbite takes into account all workers, at all stages of their career.

But all that's beside the point.  Whichever way you want up to tart up the figures, it's a total scandal compared to just about any developed nation.  Give up on the apologetics and the head in the sand.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (22 days ago)

Who is this Carey fellow you are talking about? I've never heard of him. And I don't live in Florida. And I've never worked in a bank.

Original comment

Who is this Carey fellow you are talking about? I've never heard of him. And I don't live in Florida. And I've never worked in a bank.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (22 days ago)

Hahahahhaaaa

Original comment

Hahahahhaaaa

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (26 days ago)

That's the hilarity of americans. Oppressed and under the thumb of a goverment they cant control or elect yet they are trained to believe they are free. Hah. Hah. Hah.

Original comment

That's the hilarity of americans. Oppressed and under the thumb of a goverment they cant control or elect yet they are trained to believe they are free. Hah. Hah. Hah.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (26 days ago)

"Pounds are more precise".  You sir, are an idiot. 

Genuinely funny comment though, well done.

We've missed you.

 

Original comment

"Pounds are more precise".  You sir, are an idiot. 

Genuinely funny comment though, well done.

We've missed you.

 

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (26 days ago)

Before calling someone an idiot, you should know what you're talking about first because now you sound like the idiot.

There is a huge difference between 1 kg and 2 kg and a much smaller difference between 1 pound and 2 pounds so pounds are more precise. Notice that there is a difference between precision and accuracy.  I never said pounds were more accurate.

Original comment

Before calling someone an idiot, you should know what you're talking about first because now you sound like the idiot.

There is a huge difference between 1 kg and 2 kg and a much smaller difference between 1 pound and 2 pounds so pounds are more precise. Notice that there is a difference between precision and accuracy.  I never said pounds were more accurate.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

Someone else is now replying on my behalf because they are also amused by you. Feel free to reply to them as well, but I am the original poster. (For the record, I don't worry myself if "sound like an idiot" to someone who thinks that "pounds are more precise". I think most of what I write must seem foreign to you.)  

I'm sorry we seem to have triggered you, and I'm not totally sure how to explain it to someone with your educational needs, but I'll give it a go.

"Notice that there is a difference between precision and accuracy. " Tell the Oxford Dictionary. Precision - defintion: "the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate." Is this another occasion where you're going to have to trawl through definitions until you find one that works for you?

Let me give you an example. Let's imagine you weigh exactly 90kg. How many pounds would you weigh? 198.416. You don't like having to go into decimal points, so which is "more precise" in your world?

What about if you weighed the average weight of a British male - 83.6kg or 184.3lb. Which now? Or more likely, if you weigh the average weight of an American male, 88.8kg or 195.7lb. Which is more precise? 

Or how about your Lbs mechanical scales from 1983 or your cousin's digital Kg scales from last week? Which is "more precise"?

Do you see grams as "more precise" than ounces, and if so how do you weigh your peanuts?

See the problem? I won't get into scalability, discrepancy, precision increments, or base units with you for now, let alone taxation etc.

The sheer breadth of your ignorance is constantly amazing to me. Honestly. The fact you're intimidated by a decimal point says it all.

Original comment

Someone else is now replying on my behalf because they are also amused by you. Feel free to reply to them as well, but I am the original poster. (For the record, I don't worry myself if "sound like an idiot" to someone who thinks that "pounds are more precise". I think most of what I write must seem foreign to you.)  

I'm sorry we seem to have triggered you, and I'm not totally sure how to explain it to someone with your educational needs, but I'll give it a go.

"Notice that there is a difference between precision and accuracy. " Tell the Oxford Dictionary. Precision - defintion: "the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate." Is this another occasion where you're going to have to trawl through definitions until you find one that works for you?

Let me give you an example. Let's imagine you weigh exactly 90kg. How many pounds would you weigh? 198.416. You don't like having to go into decimal points, so which is "more precise" in your world?

What about if you weighed the average weight of a British male - 83.6kg or 184.3lb. Which now? Or more likely, if you weigh the average weight of an American male, 88.8kg or 195.7lb. Which is more precise? 

Or how about your Lbs mechanical scales from 1983 or your cousin's digital Kg scales from last week? Which is "more precise"?

Do you see grams as "more precise" than ounces, and if so how do you weigh your peanuts?

See the problem? I won't get into scalability, discrepancy, precision increments, or base units with you for now, let alone taxation etc.

The sheer breadth of your ignorance is constantly amazing to me. Honestly. The fact you're intimidated by a decimal point says it all.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

“Tell the Oxford Dictionary.“  Dear god, everyone on this site is stupid.  Before putting your foot in your mouth deeper, try this google search, “what is the difference in precision and accuracy.”  You will find pages after pages that tell you the difference.  Read a couple and then come back to apologize for your inaccuracy.  See what I did there?  You were very precise in your answer but completely inaccurate.


“Let me give you an example. Let's imagine you weigh exactly 90kg. How many pounds would you weigh? 198.416.”  Nice that you pick an exact kg to convert to pounds.  Do it the other way instead.  What is 160 pounds exactly?  Answer: 72.5748 kg.

“What about if you weighed the average weight of a British male - 83.6kg or 184.3lb. “  In the USA, we do not give the decimal point when stating our weight as it’s insignificant.  We would simply say that we weigh 184 pounds in the case you mentioned.  But it wouldn’t be very precise if you stated you weigh 83 or 84 kg in that case.  Leaving off the 0.3 pounds in the USA is only off by 136.078 grams while leaving off the 0.6 kg would be off 600 grams.  Not very precise.  But wait, there’s more.  Why are you stating a British male’s weight in kg instead of 13.16475 stones?

Original comment

“Tell the Oxford Dictionary.“  Dear god, everyone on this site is stupid.  Before putting your foot in your mouth deeper, try this google search, “what is the difference in precision and accuracy.”  You will find pages after pages that tell you the difference.  Read a couple and then come back to apologize for your inaccuracy.  See what I did there?  You were very precise in your answer but completely inaccurate.


“Let me give you an example. Let's imagine you weigh exactly 90kg. How many pounds would you weigh? 198.416.”  Nice that you pick an exact kg to convert to pounds.  Do it the other way instead.  What is 160 pounds exactly?  Answer: 72.5748 kg.

“What about if you weighed the average weight of a British male - 83.6kg or 184.3lb. “  In the USA, we do not give the decimal point when stating our weight as it’s insignificant.  We would simply say that we weigh 184 pounds in the case you mentioned.  But it wouldn’t be very precise if you stated you weigh 83 or 84 kg in that case.  Leaving off the 0.3 pounds in the USA is only off by 136.078 grams while leaving off the 0.6 kg would be off 600 grams.  Not very precise.  But wait, there’s more.  Why are you stating a British male’s weight in kg instead of 13.16475 stones?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (24 days ago)

Haha I knew you'd find a way of finding a definition that suits your point instead of the first that Google offers.  

Aww dear you're all upset and embarrassed.  Sure, I'm stupid, other commenter is stupid, Oxford Dictionary is stupid.  If only we could be as smart as you and make up our own definitions, misunderstand decimals and discrepancy.  You know back in school, when you thought your teachers were stupid?  When you didn't get the grades you wanted, because the exams were stupid?  See if you can spot a pattern.  You've made me laugh out loud a couple of times, so being badly educated has its benefits.

"Do it the other way instead.  What is 160 pounds exactly?"  So maybe you've cottoned on... "precision without having to use decimals" is dependent on which weight you start with.  Get it?  Your weight is only more precise in pounds because your scale rounds it to the nearest pound.  Step onto a scale in kg, and convert it to pounds, and suddenly the kilograms are more precise without decimals.  Maybe it's witchcraft.  Maybe it's just stupid.

How funny, you didn't manage to answer the question about how you weigh peanuts.  In the UK, we are free to use whichever unit we feel like - most of us understand both.  We're not scared of using decimals here in the UK - that's something that is taught to very young children.  If we really don't want to, we could use grams.  Instead, we can use decimal points.  In both cases, the weight we end up with is just as precise / accurate as yours.  Just less.  I've got a feeling this one that you're just going to have to accept you won't understand.  Don't worry yourself.  We're all just stupid.  

Original comment

Haha I knew you'd find a way of finding a definition that suits your point instead of the first that Google offers.  

Aww dear you're all upset and embarrassed.  Sure, I'm stupid, other commenter is stupid, Oxford Dictionary is stupid.  If only we could be as smart as you and make up our own definitions, misunderstand decimals and discrepancy.  You know back in school, when you thought your teachers were stupid?  When you didn't get the grades you wanted, because the exams were stupid?  See if you can spot a pattern.  You've made me laugh out loud a couple of times, so being badly educated has its benefits.

"Do it the other way instead.  What is 160 pounds exactly?"  So maybe you've cottoned on... "precision without having to use decimals" is dependent on which weight you start with.  Get it?  Your weight is only more precise in pounds because your scale rounds it to the nearest pound.  Step onto a scale in kg, and convert it to pounds, and suddenly the kilograms are more precise without decimals.  Maybe it's witchcraft.  Maybe it's just stupid.

How funny, you didn't manage to answer the question about how you weigh peanuts.  In the UK, we are free to use whichever unit we feel like - most of us understand both.  We're not scared of using decimals here in the UK - that's something that is taught to very young children.  If we really don't want to, we could use grams.  Instead, we can use decimal points.  In both cases, the weight we end up with is just as precise / accurate as yours.  Just less.  I've got a feeling this one that you're just going to have to accept you won't understand.  Don't worry yourself.  We're all just stupid.  

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (23 days ago)

OMG I don't want to intrude when you got two people already teaching you but you are being way dumb.

When you googled "what is the difference between precision and accuracy" did you actually fecking read any of the results.  Just read the first one!!!

Let me be super basic for you. 

ACCURACY is getting a measurement close to an accepted value... like if you know you weigh exactly 90kg, and you weigh yourself twice and your scales tell you you're 89kg and 90kg.  They are ACCURATE but not very precise.

PRECISION is where two measurements using the same units are close to each other, so if you weigh exactly 200lb, and you weigh yourself twice and your scales said you weigh 162lb both times, they are PRECISE but not accurate.

Understand?

So saying that one unit of measurement is more ACCURATE or PRECISE than another is really really retarded.  Sorry but it is.

Original comment

OMG I don't want to intrude when you got two people already teaching you but you are being way dumb.

When you googled "what is the difference between precision and accuracy" did you actually fecking read any of the results.  Just read the first one!!!

Let me be super basic for you. 

ACCURACY is getting a measurement close to an accepted value... like if you know you weigh exactly 90kg, and you weigh yourself twice and your scales tell you you're 89kg and 90kg.  They are ACCURATE but not very precise.

PRECISION is where two measurements using the same units are close to each other, so if you weigh exactly 200lb, and you weigh yourself twice and your scales said you weigh 162lb both times, they are PRECISE but not accurate.

Understand?

So saying that one unit of measurement is more ACCURATE or PRECISE than another is really really retarded.  Sorry but it is.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (21 days ago)

This means you are very easily confused.  In one sentence, you state that Accuracy and Precision are the same because the dictionary told you so.  Now that you looked it up on Google and read some actual scientific papers about it, you’re changing your tune.

Original comment

This means you are very easily confused.  In one sentence, you state that Accuracy and Precision are the same because the dictionary told you so.  Now that you looked it up on Google and read some actual scientific papers about it, you’re changing your tune.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (21 days ago)

No comment from Carey / Cary / Carie / Totally different and anonymous person.

Quel surprise.

Original comment

No comment from Carey / Cary / Carie / Totally different and anonymous person.

Quel surprise.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

It's always worth reminding him of his history, because he always bites back which shows he is still watching the page, and his failure to answer the points shows us he knows he is wrong.  Win win.

Original comment

It's always worth reminding him of his history, because he always bites back which shows he is still watching the page, and his failure to answer the points shows us he knows he is wrong.  Win win.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

So no one wants to say why Americans think one measuring system is more precise than another?  

Original comment

So no one wants to say why Americans think one measuring system is more precise than another?  

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

It has already been stated.  No sense in repeating.  If you cannot understand, that's your problem.

Original comment

It has already been stated.  No sense in repeating.  If you cannot understand, that's your problem.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (20 days ago)

That's strange.  The comment above (not mine, I'd add) seems to articulately explain why describing one unit of measurement as more precise than another is completely non-sensical.

I had a go in another comment, but honestly this explanation is better.  But you don't even understand even his clearer explanation, so you just give up?  Really? 

Why do you even voice your opinions when they're so easy to defeat?

Original comment

That's strange.  The comment above (not mine, I'd add) seems to articulately explain why describing one unit of measurement as more precise than another is completely non-sensical.

I had a go in another comment, but honestly this explanation is better.  But you don't even understand even his clearer explanation, so you just give up?  Really? 

Why do you even voice your opinions when they're so easy to defeat?

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

WTF!  "There is a huge difference between 1 kg and 2 kg and a much smaller difference between 1 pound and 2 pounds so pounds are more precise."!!! what an odd thought pattern?  why not use 1 milligram and 2 milligrams thats even smaller? - lol.  accuracy is percentage descrepancy regardless of unit used.

Original comment

WTF!  "There is a huge difference between 1 kg and 2 kg and a much smaller difference between 1 pound and 2 pounds so pounds are more precise."!!! what an odd thought pattern?  why not use 1 milligram and 2 milligrams thats even smaller? - lol.  accuracy is percentage descrepancy regardless of unit used.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (25 days ago)

“why not use 1 milligram and 2 milligrams thats even smaller" Because, Mr. Idiot, Kg is the smallest my scale displays when I put it in that mode.  My kitchen and postal scale goes to grams but not the scale to weigh people.  

My thermostat can be set in 1 degree increments in either fahrenheit or celsius.  If I use celsius, there is a huge difference between 25 degrees and 26.  That is nearly a 2 degree jump on the fahrenheit scale. 25c = 77f, 26c = 78.8f.  I haven’t seen a home thermostat that allows you to set the temperatures in 1/10ths of a degree.  This is what I’m talking about when I refer to precision.

Original comment

“why not use 1 milligram and 2 milligrams thats even smaller" Because, Mr. Idiot, Kg is the smallest my scale displays when I put it in that mode.  My kitchen and postal scale goes to grams but not the scale to weigh people.  

My thermostat can be set in 1 degree increments in either fahrenheit or celsius.  If I use celsius, there is a huge difference between 25 degrees and 26.  That is nearly a 2 degree jump on the fahrenheit scale. 25c = 77f, 26c = 78.8f.  I haven’t seen a home thermostat that allows you to set the temperatures in 1/10ths of a degree.  This is what I’m talking about when I refer to precision.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
RELATED POSTS
10 things Americans do that confuse other countries
10 things Americans do that confuse other countries
Will the EU collapse after the UK leaves?
Will the EU collapse after the UK leaves?
Lift eFoil, Miami
Lift eFoil, Miami
What will happen to Gibraltar after Brexit?
What will happen to Gibraltar after Brexit?
Sea level rise is definitely a hockey stick
Sea level rise is definitely a hockey stick