Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2

Thursday, January 2, 2020
A ruler in metric system

At previous post, we talked about 3 American customs are not apply to other countries: Free refill, Arrival on scheduled and Left hand habit.


This post will talk about:
- Measurement system
- Using old money
- Open a gift

America and other two countries, Liberia (Africa) and Myanmar (South East Asia) use imperial system such as gallon, feet and yards.

The rest of the world are using metric system also known as the international system of units (SI). 


Gifts, just for illustration

The units of measurement include:
- kilogram (kg)
- meter (m)
- Candela (cd)
- second (s)
- ampere (A)
- kelvin (K)
- mole (mol)

Another custom is using paper money. It is no problem to use crinkled or worn bill, since the bill was circulated quite long in America.

You should pay to buy somethings with clean or look like new bills in some developing nations. The stores will reject the older money. Thus, we may change our crinkled money to new ones in the banks. Then, use its.

Moreover, It is custom to open the gift in front the giver in America. The giver wants to see happiness face of who got the gift.

In some Asian countries, to open the gift in front the giver is considered rude behaviors.

For special occasion in Japan, the gift is wrapped tightly, so, we can’t open the gift in front the giver practically.

# To be continued to part 3

44 comments:

  1. I think it's crazy that we don't use the metric system. For the most part, I adjusted while I lived in Japan. The only one I could never get used to was Celsius.

    Using base-10 for everything makes so much more sense!

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  2. Moving from the US to New Zealand was more of a shock that I imagined. I learned not to say 'Happy Holidays!' at Christmastime because they thought I wanted to hear about their vacation (holiday in NZ)!


    Join me at My Corner of the World

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    1. interesting experience...funny...hehehe

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      This post will talk about:
      - Measurement system
      - Using old money
      - Open a gift

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      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      America and other two countries, Liberia (Africa) and Myanmar (South East Asia) use imperial system such as gallon, feet and yards.

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  6. American measurement system is really complicated for me.

    Best regards

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    1. me too.....

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      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      The rest of the world are using metric system also known as the international system of units (SI).

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  8. very interesting information 😀
    thank you for sharing 😀
    Regards
    Lili

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
      -
      The units of measurement include:

      - kilogram (kg)

      - meter (m)

      - Candela (cd)

      - second (s)

      - ampere (A)

      - kelvin (K)

      - mole (mol)

      Delete
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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      Another custom is using paper money. It is no problem to use crinkled or worn bill, since the bill was circulated quite long in America.

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  10. Oh so interesting facts darling about ther gifts
    xx

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      You should pay to buy somethings with clean or look like new bills in some developing nations. The stores will reject the older money. Thus, we may change our crinkled money to new ones in the banks. Then, use its.

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  11. Very interesting post.
    Greetings.

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      Moreover, It is custom to open the gift in front the giver in America. The giver wants to see happiness face of who got the gift.

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  12. So interesting post. We here in Portugal use the SI.
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  13. As anything, I think we are used to what we grow up with and then if we change it can be difficult to relearn. I still wonder why in today's world we still change the time in the spring and fall.

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    1. I see.... I wonder too, why we change time twice a year

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  14. haha so true! These are things I've gotten used to since living in USA!

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  16. this information is very useful to me
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  18. It is a bit of a puzzle why the metric system has not been universally accepted. It is so much easier, and more logical than imperial measurement,

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    1. Americans experienced difficulty to change their system.....

      Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      This post will talk about:
      - Measurement system
      - Using old money
      - Open a gift

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  19. Differences like these are so interesting. I have to mention other measurements in my online business listings since my customers are global.

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    1. Glad to hear you adapt to metric system.....

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      America and other two countries, Liberia (Africa) and Myanmar (South East Asia) use imperial system such as gallon, feet and yards.

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  20. That is so interesting, can't wait for the next one☺

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
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      The rest of the world are using metric system also known as the international system of units (SI).

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  21. Liberia and Myanmar, we're in good company :)!

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      Gifts, just for illustration

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  22. These are interesting facts about America. :)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Some American Customs are not Apply in Other Countries – part 2
      -
      The units of measurement include:

      - kilogram (kg)

      - meter (m)

      - Candela (cd)

      - second (s)

      - ampere (A)

      - kelvin (K)

      - mole (mol)

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