- Feb 22, 2015
Yes, having to convert back and forth between Metric and United States Customary System is a pain, which is what we use BTW, not Imperial. And they're actually defined in Metric units and have been since 1893It all went wrong in the industrial age when they wouldn't adopt the Metric system I'd guess.
I was double-checking out of curiosity and actually the British came up with aluminum first: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium#EtymologyThat's the Americans take on the English language
I'm pretty sure they're also responsible for the gauge system. America's problem is using those terms/systems waaaaaaay past the point of reason