There is a lot to be said in favour of the American system of measurement (I won't make the mistake of calling it Imperial again)- the units are based on human proportions and activities; zero degrees is really cold and 100 is really hot; why not have a system based on people instead of water. No wonder Liberia, Burma and the United States stand together in solidarity against the onslaught of evil French Metric.
That's why I am having so much fun with SensibleUnits- it translates weights and measures into things we understand, like five pounds equals 1.7 macBook Airs. Or 80 miles equals 2.6 English Channels. Everybody can agree on that! ::Sensible Units via ::Swissmiss