
The imperial system makes far more sense: A foot is the length of a man's foot. A yard is the distance between the king's nose and his outstretched finger. A pound in weight is equivalent to the quantity of silver required to provide the value of one pound sterling in currency. Is that so hard?
On the other hand, the metric system is unreasonably arcane. A meter is the length of a certain number of wavelengths of some sort of radiation produced by some hideously exacting experimental conditions which no one can be expected to reproduce when all they want to know is how whether or not a bookshelf will fit along their study wall.
A second is defined through some incredibly contrived series of subatomic particle emissions. Having gone to this much trouble to determine the length of a second, it must have come as quite a shock to discover that the metric second was exactly as long as the imperial second. No doubt this is why the metric clock mirrors the imperial clock exactly, having 24 hours, 60 minutes and 60 seconds on its dial, rather than 10 hours, equalling 100 minutes and 1000 seconds. Of course, these quantities would be renamed in honor of some famous timescientist. Kilobakers, Centibakers and Millibakers, perhaps.
Worst of all metric quantities is the kilogram, which the French have defined as being equal to the weight of some hunk of metal which only they have access to. The great lie of the metric world is that their quantities are easily determined, worldwide. In fact, only the French know how much the kilogram weighs, and they have no doubt been using this information to manipulate the markets in precious metals for their own benefit.
