An obnoxious system of measurement that, contrary to popular belief, Americans know, but don't see the need to waste billions, or time, on implementing. The metric system uses decimals and units of ten because fractions are just so much more convenient than whole numbers.
Canadian: Americans are too stupid to use the metric system.
American: Did you write that on the internet?
Canadian: Of course, stupid American.
American: Why didn't you use that global system of interconnected computer networks that Canadians invented?
Canadian: Eh?
by cowpunkrva June 14, 2009
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A system of measurement used by most of the world and propagated by pompous and pathetic Europeans/Asians/etc. who lack understanding of mathematics.

While you will find most socialist, war-losing Europeans talking about how the metric system is too hard for Americans to understand, is funny because the metric system is in place because of EASE OF USE. The imperial system of measurement is far more difficult and requires more thorough knowledge. That 12 inches are in 1 foot, 5280 feet in 1 mile. While the rest of the world was too idiotic to comprehend that, they developed a system of 10s to help them feel better about losing wars.

The imperial system has a main divisor of 2, while the metric system has a base of 10.

The metric system can not be visualized in any way, while any person can say that something is an inch, a foot or even a mile at the slightest glance.

The metric system was the reason for the Mars climate orbiter crash of 1999, which goes to show, it's not exactly as incredible as the surrender monkeys on the other side of the earth wish it was.
Pompous European Queer: lOlol Wow AmeriKa u So Stupid war for oil metric system!11

American: Go lose another war you cliche faggot.
by JacksonVHT July 10, 2008
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They reason, why quarter pounder hamburger in Europe called "Royale with cheese"
-Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
-Royale with cheese
-Do you know why they call it a Royale with cheese?
-Because of the metric system?
-Check out the big brain on Brett. You one smart motherfucker
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The special move commonly used by experimental band Indiephone during instances of mortal combat.

During a spirited performance of their hit Metrixxx, Orpheus Higginsigginsabottle-Smyth (the EU High Comissioner for Units at the time), jumped onto the stage and began to verbally abuse frontman The Ridiculous Sleeve for what he called his uneuropean propaganda.

The High Comissioner was not heard from until 3 days afterwards, when he emerged, naked and shaking, from a sewage pipe near Cardiff. When asked to recount his ordeal, his only words were "They went metric on my arse".
Indiephone on the metric system: LET'S GO METRIC!
SUPER E-LECTRIC!
by Tim The Manager March 01, 2008
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A base 10 system of measurement the American public is too stupid to use.
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by mike February 13, 2004
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Something that America will never be able to muster the intelligence to use.
Canadian: Why don't you guys use the metric system?
American: We don't know how.
Canadian: It's simple. There are 10 millimeters in a centimeter, 10 centimeters in a decimeter, 10 decimeters in a meter...
American: *Brain overheats and explodes*
by p00flake August 08, 2006
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