We have a pot luck1 at work today with an assortment of chips, dips and other fattening and delicious things.
One of my colleagues came over to me and said, “Hey, we have Enchiladas over here. In England, do you call then Centimetreladas?”.
I laughed like a fucking drain.
1 For my English readers (or ‘friends and family’ as I like to call them). A ‘Pot Luck’ is when Americans bring food to work either store bought or in a slow cooker (crock pot). In a nation that loves buffets, American workers have figured out a way to bring the buffet to the workplace.
That’s a pretty funny joke–a bit like US customary units, a point the diagram makes very well.
I have no problem with the metric/imperial confusion because we use both in the UK, but I still get thrown with the backward way the US writes the date.
I know what you mean. The European system of Day/Month/Year or the Far Eastern one of Year/Month/Day both make sense to me, but Month/Day/Year just seems so unsatisfyingly random.
I’m getting used to it, but occasionally I have to stand back…really look at it and figure out if it’s August or Christmas.
Amazing Santa manages, really. 🙂