Word of caution about promoting “The decimal system” rather than “The metric system”. In the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland etc, the “decimal system” is used to describe the coinage system that replaced pounds, shillings and pence, while the “metric system” is used to describe a system of weights and measures. Martin From: USMA [mailto:usma-boun...@lists.colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Parker Willey Jr. Sent: 06 April 2018 22:15 To: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA 764] Let's call it the Decimal System Hi: I was thinking the other day that some people think the word "metric" is foreign. That could be one of the monkey wrenches that keeps our country mostly using legacy measures. So, since we use a decimal system of coinage, I propose that we call the metric system of weights and measures simpl;y the "Decimal" system of weights and measures. That is what it is! In the United States, We can retain all the labels like liter, kilometer, meter, millimeter, hectare. etc. Now, think: The "Decimal" system of weights and measures. Does that sound OK? ...Parker Willey Jr.
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