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Posted: 9/27/2005 2:23:39 PM EDT
I looked in my road atlas, and saw this box next to the line of Interstate 19 south of Tucson:

"I-19 uses metric mileposts. Exit numbers are in kilometers. On this map, distances on I-19 are shown in miles."

Why metric?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:30:47 PM EDT
So the illegals will know how far they have gone?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:33:07 PM EDT
I drive around there a lot, and it's true: It's all metric.

I don't know why. My guess is that it is a left over from the switch to metric movement way back.

Maybe it has something to do with the rez?

I dunno.

I always wonder that too.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:37:42 PM EDT
My mom went to school in the 60's and 70's and they always told her "You have to learn metrics because one day the whole world is going to be metric." but, the only times I see metrics in use is in science, written on our pop bottles, or displacment on car engines.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:37:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 2:38:33 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you ought to go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters underneath but with Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:38:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you oughta go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters beneath but Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.



Interesting.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:39:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:40:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you ought to go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters underneath but with Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.




It is true, a lot of stores are like that - but I don't think the metric system in that particular spot is a Aztlan subversion of our signs.

I think it has a even dumber reason, just don't know what it is.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:52:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you ought to go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters underneath but with Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.


It is true, a lot of stores are like that - but I don't think the metric system in that particular spot is a Aztlan subversion of our signs.

I think it has a even dumber reason, just don't know what it is.

Yeah well there's not much dumber than Aztlan.


No matter what though, I'm sure it has something to do with its proximity to Mexico.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:54:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you ought to go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters underneath but with Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.


It is true, a lot of stores are like that - but I don't think the metric system in that particular spot is a Aztlan subversion of our signs.

I think it has a even dumber reason, just don't know what it is.

Yeah well there's not much dumber than Aztlan.


No matter what though, I'm sure it has something to do with its proximity to Mexico.




+1.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:39:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 3:40:26 PM EDT by napalm]

Originally Posted By deej86:
I looked in my road atlas, and saw this box next to the line of Interstate 19 south of Tucson:

"I-19 uses metric mileposts. Exit numbers are in kilometers. On this map, distances on I-19 are shown in miles."

Why metric?




It's for all the Mexican truckers that make deliveries to Tucson.


Apparently, it's easier to cater to them and use metric distance instead of them dealing with US markings for a few miles.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:43:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By deej86:
I looked in my road atlas, and saw this box next to the line of Interstate 19 south of Tucson:

"I-19 uses metric mileposts. Exit numbers are in kilometers. On this map, distances on I-19 are shown in miles."

Why metric?




It's for all the Mexican truckers that make deliveries to Tucson.


Apparently, it's easier to cater to them and use metric distance instead of them dealing with US markings for a few miles.



Yeah, AZ prefers to cater to filthy illegals.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:49:27 PM EDT
"Yeah well there's not much dumber than Aztlan."

that is not true. we are paying(our tax dollars) them to take over our country. sounds like a smart plan to me.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:48:31 PM EDT
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:51:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:54:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?



Yep.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:02:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?



Yep.


'Scuse my language, but
YOU'RE FUCKING KIDDING ME, RIGHT?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:03:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?



Yep.


'Scuse my language, but
YOU'RE FUCKING KIDDING ME, RIGHT?



no and its fucking annoying
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:04:02 PM EDT
If the distances are METRIC, then they are not MILESTONES are they?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:05:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrPink123:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?



Yep.


'Scuse my language, but
YOU'RE FUCKING KIDDING ME, RIGHT?



no and its fucking annoying


That's
pretty
stupid.

And people wonder why we get pissed off about illegals?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:08:43 PM EDT
hehe you said query
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:14:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lennster:
hehe you said query


Ummm...I don't get it.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:15:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Lennster:
hehe you said query


Ummm...I don't get it.


LOL... pronounced QUEER-y

Get it?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:16:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I almost creamed a car with Sonora plates on the 60 a few years back.

I was heading home from work and was cruisin' along at about 80 ish, and spotted the reflectors (no tail lights) on a beat to shit car.

I slammed on the brakes and ended up slowing to about 35MPH. Guess what that is? About 57 KPH. Welcome to Arizona, we speak fucking English here, and our speed limits are in MILES PER HOUR!


So you're saying the speed limits south of Tucson are in KPH, not MPH?



Yep.


'Scuse my language, but
YOU'RE FUCKING KIDDING ME, RIGHT?




Nope...that is how it is.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Lennster:
hehe you said query


Ummm...I don't get it.


LOL... pronounced QUEER-y

Get it?


ohhhhhhhh, I get it now.

Thanks M_M!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:17:49 PM EDT
Pleased to be of assistance, young feller!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:24:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
My mom went to school in the 60's and 70's and they always told her "You have to learn metrics because one day the whole world is going to be metric." but, the only times I see metrics in use is in science, written on our pop bottles, or displacment on car engines.



Don't I feel old now... Graduated HS in 1978.


So, is your mom hot?


(Don't tell my wife I asked)
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:36:04 PM EDT
So I was going south on I19 to Nogales, about 110 mph, doing the limit.....

Wait, the signs are metric
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:42:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Az_Redneck:
Don't I feel old now... Graduated HS in 1978.






Hey! I was a year old in 1978.


Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:37:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By Az_Redneck:
Don't I feel old now... Graduated HS in 1978.






Hey! I was a year old in 1978.





My mom was 16!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:39:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By Az_Redneck:
Don't I feel old now... Graduated HS in 1978.






Hey! I was a year old in 1978.





Me too...

I love to fuck with the old folks at work....

Eight Track? What the hell is that?

Bwa hahahahahahah!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:42:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 7:31:30 PM EDT by freeride21a]

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By Az_Redneck:
Don't I feel old now... Graduated HS in 1978.






Hey! I was a year old in 1978.





Me too...

I love to fuck with the old folks at work....

Eight Track? What the hell is that?

Bwa hahahahahahah!



you're going to hell for that.

8-TRACK FOREVER!!!

eta:fine.. fixed it!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:44:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Because Aztlan will use metric measures and they're just getting started making the switch.

I'm serious.

And you ought to go shopping in our grocery stores and department stores - bilingual signs everywhere. Not just with Spanish written in small letters underneath but with Spanish and English in equal size type and sometimes even Spanish written FIRST and English underneath.






Tell 'em about the commercials on TV Mac, and not just on the spanish channels. TELL 'EM!!

AB
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:50:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freeride21a:

your going to hell for that.

8-TRACK FOREVER!!!



My what is going to hell?

Your = possesive. Your ass, your AR

You're=contraction of "you" and "are", thus the apostrophe. You're going to hell for your smart assed remarks about 8-tracks. You're also a spelling nazi....

I hate the commercials in spanish. I also hate going to Phoenix--where all the billboards are in Espanol.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:32:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 7:34:27 PM EDT by freeride21a]

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By freeride21a:

your going to hell for that.

8-TRACK FOREVER!!!



My what is going to hell?

Your = possesive. Your ass, your AR

You're=contraction of "you" and "are", thus the apostrophe. You're going to hell for your smart assed remarks about 8-tracks. You're also a spelling nazi....

I hate the commercials in spanish. I also hate going to Phoenix--where all the billboards are in Espanol.




You're lucky I don't use 1337 sp34k.

lol almost did it again! I usually don't use proper punctuation, capitals, correct sentance structure, or even the right words for that matter when posting on the internet.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:48:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freeride21a:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By freeride21a:

your going to hell for that.

8-TRACK FOREVER!!!



My what is going to hell?

Your = possesive. Your ass, your AR

You're=contraction of "you" and "are", thus the apostrophe. You're going to hell for your smart assed remarks about 8-tracks. You're also a spelling nazi....

I hate the commercials in spanish. I also hate going to Phoenix--where all the billboards are in Espanol.




You're lucky I don't use 1337 sp34k.

lol almost did it again! I usually don't use proper punctuation, capitals, correct sentance structure, or even the right words for that matter when posting on the internet.





Yeah, I try not to fall into that too much. Would be a bad thing to have pop into my work correspondence...

And yes, I am a grammar nazi even in real life!
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