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

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    : sends the Judean People's Front crack suicide squad after Govtcheez and orders his minons to take out sean_mackrory and ZerOrDie :

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    Send the People's Front of Judea instead.

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    psh....Judeans...

    the Goons of DavidP are sooo much better....
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    Pfft don't make me release my rabbit of doom

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    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/

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    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".

    Personally, I find the metric system to be far more intuitive. Silly Americaners () 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?
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    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.

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    > My car gets 20160 rods to the hogshead and thats the way I likes it!
    Man, I so mis-read that as "RoD is a hogshead"
    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?

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    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!

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    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.

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    >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.
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    i have a public transport pass. ha!

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    God bless USA

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    I hate your sprouts.

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    Ah thank you, i always wondered how much more atheistic than Jesus i was, now i know: 2.4 quadrillion times.

    Edit: So does that mean if you lined up 2.4 quadrillion jesus' they would collectively be as atheistic as me?

    *Pictures, zillions of jesus' walking around saying "I don't exist!"*
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