“Americans will measure with anything but the metric system”
We’ve become accustomed to the unit of measurement that compares things to the size of Wales, but this American description of a sinkhole is a new and impressively useful way of avoiding citing actual measurements.
Americans will measure with anything but the metric system https://t.co/m7EFYJbFAX
— Mohubedu (@Ralphium) August 10, 2019
Mohubedu‘s tweet went viral, and has more than 77,000 retweets at the time of writing. Here’s how people have been reacting to his astute observation, and the new unit of measurement.
— unvarnished (@unvarnishedvoid) August 12, 2019
Lmao because if you tell me 40 feet i ain’t gon get it .. but if you tell me 6 or 7 washing machines i know exactly what you’re talking about
— D Té⚡️ (@daweaver27) August 11, 2019
We landed on the Moon. I think we've got this.
— Terry O' (@IrishTea1) August 12, 2019
European or African washing machine?
— Lukas Eder (@lukaseder) August 12, 2019
Traffic was backed up 2 1/2 football fields, and it took 5.1 episodes of Family Guy to fix.
— Goatest Of All Time (@Sifuri_Ibex) August 11, 2019
Just in case anyone had a problem visualising washing machines, there were options.
Worry not, they gave other measurements for people who don't measure in washing machines. pic.twitter.com/irG8PgAIaS
— Sour (@The_Sourkraut) August 11, 2019
Riiiight! 162 toasters! Why didn’t they say that before?
Thumbnail screenshot via WSJ on YouTube