Merrie Metric

According to the listing in the April 1983 Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the purpose of Merrie Metric was, "Promoting the interests of those concerned with the desirability of adopting the metric system."

I haven't found any use of Merrie Metric outside of the Patent and Trademark Gazette, but I'm curious what kind of uses her creators imagined for her. Were they going to sell metric rulers and tape measures with her picture on them?

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 11, 2024
     Category: Instruments and Measuring Devices

Well, she certainly wasn't 36-32-34...
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/11/24 at 03:38 AM
They could make ads with her outstretched hands and "1 meter" between them, her making a L with her fingers and "10 centimeters" between her middle finger and her thumb, etc. Plus, some educational booklets about the size of different body parts in m, cm and mm.
Posted by Yudith on 02/11/24 at 06:21 AM
Reminds me of what Genie lingerie company came up with -- weight of breats expressed, not in pounds or kilograms, but as animal equivalents.

A-Cup: weighs as much as two chipmunks
B-Cup: five cockatiels
C-Cup: a newborn polar bear
D-Cup: a wigeon duck
E-Cup: one Netherland Dwarf rabbit
And F-Cup: a three-month-old Persian kitten
Posted by Phideaux on 02/11/24 at 10:59 AM
Merrie is working down at the club tonight. How many centimeters tall does the pole on the stage need to be for Merrie to dance safely? How many kilograms of chicken wings should be fried for the free buffet?
Posted by Murray on 02/11/24 at 03:26 PM

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