Friday, March 9, 2007 10:38:36 PM
"Though I'm pretty sure metric is used for everything "official" over there, right?"
No, pretty much only science uses metric. Drivers licenses have ft/in for height and lbs for weight, distances are in miles, and all weather is in Fahrenheit.
"Also, it would be nice if the americans would switch to the metric system, or at least use both units. in Canada, we switched to the metric system in 1978, but we all know both metric and imperial."
Americans do use both. All science courses use the metric system, and personally I know both the metric and imperial systems of measurement. And I`ve talked to many Canadians that don`t know the imperial system, so not all Canadians know both.