America and the Metric System

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer, photographer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at

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  1. March 8, 2013

    […] which makes sense, since we have ten fingers to count on. The decimal system is the base behind metric measurements, and our whole system of Arabic Numerals. And it works fine for addition, subtraction and […]

  2. March 20, 2013

    […] metric system has never caught on in the U.S., but when it comes to decimal measures, there is one place where […]

  3. April 23, 2013

    […] not the tallest thing in town, but you’d expect it to be in the top ten. Nope. At 560 feet, it’s pretty short for a Dallas […]

  4. February 13, 2014

    […] we do things differently than most countries. While just about every other nation on Earth uses the metric system, we stick to our pounds and inches. And while other countries use different sizes and colors of […]

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