…without making it look like the “metric people” were right all along.
Here’s my proposition:
The yard will be redefined to be exactly the same length as a meter. If anyone asks, we can always claim that we came up with the length first but the French stole it.
Since it would look like a concession if we adopted “kilo, deci, or micro”, we’ll need to come up with our own prefixes:
FrenchYard E -3
MetricSystemYard E -6
This will create interesting conversation when people ask why an American freedom yard is so much greater than a French yard.
Furthermore, the pound can be changed so that its the same as a kilogram, the BTU can be changed to joules, etc. :sigh: Besides, I have a nostalgia for American units, but they’re obnoxious when you want to do any calculations.