Re: Going thru alternator belts???
"but I recognize the wisdom of a world standard measurement system. "
Right, so you can go to any pub in any country and order a half-liter of beer instead of a proper pint.
And go to any ballpark and order a "three point three decimeter dog" instead of a foot-long frank.
As to money being metric(ish), well, maybe Loonies are, but dollars aren't. We've always had mils (tenths of a cent) but never minted them, and aside from gasoline prices they're not used in ordinary rade, never have been. Much like two dollar bills, which for some reason are easy to find OUTside the US, but no one really believes they're real inside the borders. Besides, who needs metric money when everything can be put on plastic, where computers do the rate conversions automatically, invisibly, and slipping the rounding errors into appropriate pockets?