The original reason for its formal adoption in Europe was to create barriers to trade with the US, just like ISO ratings were. Metric serves no better purpose than English/Imperial measurement.
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It's just not fit for modern use, we need to change over to metric." I tend to agree. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we turn 360 degrees and still know what a pint should be. Fair enough, but the time has almost come for us to see if you'll get your wish.
The metric system was invented by unemployed French coiffures after the revolution, so is obviously crap. The currency going metric in 1971 resulted in enormous cost and inflation with no tangible benefits. Before putting the matter to the vote, we'd like you to consider the aforementioned possible exceptions, which might happily live alongside SI Units.
Lester, is it really necessary to let the American bashing to continue unmoderated?