Have you done any research? Has that research in turn led you to this conclusion?No, it's because a bunch of religious nutters in the Heartland think the metric system is the work of the Devil, and apparently they vote.
I'd say more but some of those nutters think they're INTJ and post here.
I'd half-way agree with that, except we're changing all the time, i.e., newspapers, film cameras, GPS nav., telephones, hotel keys, razors, food preparation, etc., etc., etc. We're constantly getting used to new standards, new terminologies, and new ways of doing old things.I never did understand why the US is so backwards as to insist on retaining the English measurement system. All it does is make it so that we have to do cumbersome conversions between US and metric, and remember all those nonsensical numbers (12 inches make a foot, 3 feet make a yard, 5280 feet make a mile). I think the real answer is habit + arrogance. People are used to the English system, and so they are reluctant to switch over to metric, even though it is so much simpler. Seriously, what's more simple than a system based on 10 with its units named with sensible Latin roots like "centi-", "kilo-", etc.? Add that to the fact that, regrettably, many Americans have the attitude that "we are the greatest country in the world, and the way we do things is the best, and we are not going to change our customs to conform to those heathens on the other side of the Atlantic." :angry: