1793 ‧ Joseph Dombey ‧ www.npr.org/.../how-pirates-of-the-caribbean-hijacked-americas-metric-system ‧ | ‧ www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/pirates-caribbean-metric-edition ‧ | ‧ www.washingtonpost.com/.../pirates-yes-pirates-may-be-why-the-u-s-doesnt-use-the-metric-system ‧
‧ Dec 23, 1975 ‧ Gerald Ford ‧ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act ‧
‧ kilogram should be redefined in terms of the Planck constant, h. ‧ CIPM has proposed revised definitions of the SI base units, for consideration at the 26th CGPM. The formal vote, which took place on 16 November 2018, approved the change, with the new definitions coming into force on 20 May 2019. ‧ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram ‧
This sentence reflects exactly what I was just thinking. "We" (Italians) use the metric system, as opposed to the imperial system used in the U.S. where I live. At first I was thinking this is useless to be learning all these metric terms because I don't use them, but then I realized if I ever visit Italy then yes they would be useful. So then this sentence comes up almost as if in answer to my thoughts. The owl read my mind! Spooky
The metric system is everywhere you look in the US. They just have to disguise it for political reasons. The US far right considers the metric system to be either a communist plot or Satan's tool or both.
Qui manca l'articolo! Io direi "Noi usiamo i chilometri" Never forget the article!
Yep! We only can talk for us, we don't know about how other worlds do yet.
OndrejCZ, Excuse me, what do you mean? "Mondi"? For now there is only one world, our old mother Earth. Are you really sure that extraterrestrials use kilometers?
I am not sure of course. I just wanted to point out that even if we knew that, the correct sentence ought to look like mine and not like the first one :-D
"Il mondo usa chilometri" non è una frase corretta. Non è vero che in tutto il mondo si misura usando i chilometri e inoltre manca l'articolo.
I received a notification, but I can't find the message to reply. The question is this:
OndrejCZ wrote on "Noi usiamo chilometri.": Hm, I wonder why you as an Italian study Italian on Duolingo currently having 45.000+ points? :-O
I received a notification, but I my answer: I do not care about points. I have unjustly lost years of strike, and I have also changed my account, so my points should be many more. Yet I do not care and I'm still here. I have been studying Italian from English for only a few days, to learn English better (which I need to learn Esperanto, Spanish and Russian) and to help those who are learning Italian. I do it because even in the English from Italian and Esperanto from English group there are English who help me to correct my mistakes. It's a way to return the favor. I understand that it is useless, since here there are experts of extraterrestrial culture who continue to affirm that even on other worlds aliens use kilometers, but at least I try.