And a so called superpower using an archaic measurement system is not the least bit funny to you.
That is just the problem. Metric is too easy. Its' all 1's and 0's in orders of magnitude all logically ordered and internally consistent. There is no intellectual challenge to it.
The Imperial system lends itself to neuroplasticity, the training and strengthening of the brain. One must actually think of the relationships in order to use it correctly and since the relationships are arcane, obscure and inconsistent considerable brain power is necessary to keep it all straight.
Maby if your "intellectuals" dint have to think how many barleycorns more do they have to saw off a too short plank to make it fit, They would have enough brain capacity left to realise that creationism is a non-scientific scam.
Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand
What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. - Richard Dawkins
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. - Issac Asimov
If you removed all the arteries, veins, & capillaries from a person’s body, and tied them end-to-end…the person will die. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
What would Buddha do? Nothing! What does the Buddhist terrorist do? Goes into the middle of the street, takes the gas, *pfft*, Self-Barbecue. The Christian and the Muslim on either side are yelling, "What the Fuck are you doing?" The Buddhist says, "Making you deal with your shit. - Robin Williams
I first heard this joke a different way from the book, "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" by Louis Sachar.
I only remembered the punchline and had to make up the rest. It was about a communist named Rudolph though.
I often remember just the punch line or everything but the punchline. It's not hard to reverse engineer a joke from the punchline but it can be hard to fit a good punchline to an otherwise unfunny story.
On a related note: one of our major Canadian grocery retailers has a house brand called Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies. I wonder how many people know what "decadent" means. I picture a Hallowe'en cookie in which the chocolate chips are flies.