Thread title’s pretty clear, I think. Here’s the specific questions:
- What’s your gender, approximate age (± 10 years), and nationality?
2a. When asked the time, do you first think of the answer in 24-hour or 12-hour terms?
2b. If you said 24-hour terms, have you ever served in the military?
2c. If you answer to 2c was No, do you know why you think in military time?
3a. When asked a measurement of distance, weight, or volume, do you first think of an answer in terms meters/kilograms/liters or feet/pounds/gallons?
3b. Do you automatically use the measuring system that the majority of people in your country do?
3c. If not, why?
Answering my own questions:
- Male, late 30s, American.
2a. 24 hour terms.
2b. Only ROTC.
2c. Started in Scouts at my Scoutmaster’s insistence and never stopped. Also, my scoutmaster also taught ROTC at my high school. Also it just seems more logical to me.
3a. Metric for distances, pounds & gallons for everything else.
3b. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
3c. Scouts again. We had much more occasion to use meters and kilometers than liters and kilograms, so social pressure kept me on the British system for mass & volume.