I have questions

So, so many questions. As I lie awake in my usual anxiety induced insomniac state, my mind feels it’s necessary that I immediately know the answers to random questions that poop into it. Tonight’s burning question is what do nations that have been using the metric system forever call mileage? We went to the metric system in the late 1970’s, and we’re still using a complete hodgepodge of imperial and metric, so we measure distances in metric but we still talk about the mileage for a car. What do the countries who didn’t used to use imperial call that? Do they talk about the kilometreage? I must know immediately.


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Freudian slip?

Feb 26, 2024 at 11:27am

I think subconsciously you know the problem.

In your second sentence, refer to the last 3 words..........

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I like

Feb 26, 2024 at 12:32pm

The way your mind thinks

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I realize this is autocorrect talking

Feb 26, 2024 at 12:56pm

But I sincerely love the idea of random questions pooping into one’s mind.

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Great skit

Feb 26, 2024 at 6:34pm

SNL - "Washington's Dream" founding fathers sitting around a campfire expound on this subject...pretty funny if you can find the clip!
"The setting: an American army camp. The year: 1777. Bargatze-as-Washington reminds his tired troops what they’re fighting for: the right to determine their new country’s own “system of weights and measures” — one that’s independent from the British Monarchy with the added benefit of being far more random and confusing. The 4-minute, 40-second live sketch was one of the best on “SNL” in years — and we do not say that lightly. At this writing, “Washington’s Dream” had 4 million YouTube views over its 12 days of availability. It deserves even more. " (from Indiewire.com)

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Frank Costanza

Feb 27, 2024 at 6:49am

They call it fuel consumption, L/Km
Consommmation in French, Verbrauch in German , Traducción in Spanish….and there you have it

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Vocabulary is your Friend

Feb 27, 2024 at 8:02am

Perhaps they use the term "distance" if that's what they are discussing. Perhaps they use the term "fuel economy" if they are discussing fuel economy.

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May I Suggest

Feb 27, 2024 at 12:26pm

That you worry about more important things, like investments, building a great savings account, figuring out how to make more money, etc..instead of worthless topics

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Peter Goodyear

Feb 27, 2024 at 2:24pm

Some of the old terminology still hangs on here, in a very metric Australia, and is still welcome to me, at least.

Projects still have milestones, video recordings can be spoken of as "footage" and my boss accepted my mileage claims when travelling for work, although submitting an expenses claim or a travel claim is OK too.

If you mean gas mileage, "fuel efficiency" seems to be the term used in motoring circles.

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