Now that the metric system is in wide use all over the world except in the United States, their expressions help us realize why Americans chose not to adopt it:
- A miss is as good as 1.6 kilometers.
- Put your best .3 of a meter forward.
- Spare the 5.03 meters, and spoil the child.
- Twenty-eight grams of prevention is worth 453 grams of cure.
- Give a man 2.5 centimeters, and he’ll take 1.6 kilometers.
- Peter Piper picked 8.8 liters of pickled peppers.