# What do you Godless Communist foreigners say instead of "gas mileage"?

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• 07-03-2004
Thantos
: sends the Judean People's Front crack suicide squad after Govtcheez and orders his minons to take out sean_mackrory and ZerOrDie :
• 07-03-2004
Govtcheez
Send the People's Front of Judea instead.
• 07-03-2004
DavidP
psh....Judeans...

the Goons of DavidP are sooo much better....
• 07-03-2004
Thantos
Pfft don't make me release my rabbit of doom
• 07-04-2004
skorman00
good to know there are python fans on the board! (the monty sort, not that silly language)

Anyway, there's a reason why the American system is known as "standard" or "traditional." My car gets 20160 rods to the hogshead and thats the way I likes it!

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/
• 07-04-2004
Jeremy G
Quote:

Originally Posted by Prelude
>and my fury was too much; I had to post a thread.
*uncontrollable laughter*

>So, what do all you backwards Europeaners call gas mileage?
I call it fuel economy, but I don't think I count as a "backwards Europeaner". :D

Personally, I find the metric system to be far more intuitive. Silly Americaners (:D) and their tendency to make things up as they go. ;) I'm sure glad I don't live in that twisted country. Oh, wait...I do...crap.

INTUITIVE!!!!!?????
10km is roughly 6 miles, why dont they just say 6 miles?
• 07-04-2004
Shakti
Because 6 miles isnt 10 kilometers, 6.2137119223733395 miles is 10 kilometers so why not say 10 kilometers instead of bothering about a bunch of decimals? If we mean 10 kilometers we don't mean 9.656064 km (that is 6 miles), so 6 miles wont be good enough.
• 07-04-2004
Salem
> My car gets 20160 rods to the hogshead and thats the way I likes it!
So how fast is your "vee-hee-cule" in furlongs per fortnight?
http://itotd.com/index.alt?ArticleID=169

> Typical Britishers, sneaking around and cheating the system. Jesus designed the gallon for the good of the US of A
We were using gallons long before you managed to get a "U" into your name

And don't forget, the "A" is named after, how shall I put this - A EUROPEAN
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_021.html

And this language which you've managed to maul, is called English.
Do you have anything which you can call your own?

Just in case you make just a big a mess this november as you did 4 years ago, this still applies
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark...ce-nov2000.htm
• 07-04-2004
whackaxe
yeh, your country was founded by religeous extremeists escaping prosecution! and were helped by the...(wait for it)... French.

I pwn j00 all

long live kilometers, the decimal and easy to calculate way!
• 07-04-2004
Govtcheez
Quote:

Originally Posted by Salem
> Typical Britishers, sneaking around and cheating the system. Jesus designed the gallon for the good of the US of A
We were using gallons long before you managed to get a "U" into your name

And don't forget, the "A" is named after, how shall I put this - A EUROPEAN
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_021.html

And this language which you've managed to maul, is called English.
Do you have anything which you can call your own?

Look, you and your "facts" and "links" and "fancy talk" can go straight to hell.
• 07-04-2004
nvoigt
>We quote kilometres per litre when discussing fuel economy.

We quote liters per 100 kilometers. I personally have a car that drains a full tank a week. Thats all measurement I need. :D
• 07-04-2004
whackaxe
i have a public transport pass. ha!
• 07-04-2004
Felix
God bless USA :rolleyes:

Life of brian was quite fun. Lame suicide squad. Or the rock throwing scene.
• 07-04-2004
Govtcheez