Inches versus cm.

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  1. Imported

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    patinero38: Hello,

    As I am from Europe, we use Centimeters instead of Inches...

    Coming straight to the point; men are always eager to exagerrate their penile lenght. But the measuring scale, I find makes a big difference. As we say, indicating someone has a big one, using round figures in cm: 'Wow, at least 20 cm.

    You say hm, something like 10 inch. Which would be nearly 25,5 cm.

    Well penises can be small, average or big, but the effective difference in lenght between "small or big" is not that great. It's not somthing like miles, kilometers or lightyears or so...

    I always feel that measuring in Inches, people round off at the nearby scale 5, 8, or 6, but still each step is 2,54 cm away. It just doesn't seem accurate.
    11, 12, 13 inches makes me laugh, just take a ruler and check it out! (There are a few exceptions, of course)

    Here we think, notice and observe that every 1 cm added just is one more. And is at least 1 cm more, which means wow! Adding an Inch is going 2,5 steps ahead...

    Taking giant leaps, it often seems to me. What do you think?

    Oh, sorry, it seems that one gets more space to post... (Wew, am I new or not)

    Sorry but I feel all that inch boasting sometimes childish. And not at all acurate. And more than ever leading to exagerration.
    Well, even my girlfriend shares my view over this as she clearly openminded expresses her disbelief when it comes to seeing a (porn)penisphoto and the lenght mentioned in inches... 'No way!'

    I know that most of you are Americans used to measure in Inches, but still what do you think? Do I make a point or am I a far to &#39;humble&#39; European... <_<

    With friendly greetings to all, Pat.
     
  2. ericbear

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    There is a tendancy to round number off, and in particular to round up. I&#39;ll say I&#39;m "about 8 inches," or "barely 8 inches," rather than the actual 7 3/4 to 7 7/8, because giving the more exact measurement seems to me to be overly obsessed with my penis, not because I really want to exagerate. Using a smaller unit of measure (cm) produces less error while still letting people quote nice round numbers. On the other hand, the use of inches is deeply entrenched in some cultures, not just the USA. I remember working working with a high-tech British manufacturer of scientific equipment, where drawings would specify that a 10 mm metric bolt should be installed 5 1/4 inches down, and 7 5/8 inches in, from the corner of something.
     
  3. Imported

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    kenny: nicely put eric bear
     
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    I prefer inches - means that I don&#39;t have to change my name to over34centimetres&#33; :D
     
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    I&#39;ve tried it in inches and in centimeters but no matter which one I use, my dick still looks the same.
     
  6. james

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    When I speak to a few people on the Internet, both American and European; they tend to think we British use Centimeters as well, the public over here simply didn&#39;t like it and haven&#39;t adopted it (well, most of us it seems). I only bothered learning to convert once some friends from Holland started talking about something and i hadn&#39;t a clue what they were on about&#33;

    And I agree, rounding up snd down makes it easier to read also as well as not looking like you are obsessed with your equipment.
     
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    Try Furlongs,

    I&#39;m 0.000915404 of a Furlong, you&#39;d be surprised how unimpressed people are when I tell them. I&#39;m like "Jesus, I bet you/your mate are only 0.0007575758 of a Furlong&#33;"
     
  8. Imported

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    pghcyclist:
    Try Furlongs,
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    To be really unimpressive, light-years are the way to go&#33; furlongs are so 18th century, but light-years are the wave of the future&#33;
     
  9. Imported

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    clownboots19: I say who cares, inches or centimeters...a DICK IS A DICK&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Whether 8 inches or 5 inches, you have to play with the cards you&#39;re dealt, it doesn&#39;t make you less of a person either way. If you exaggerate your penis size (as most all males do) you are insecure and ridiculous.
     
  10. thirdlegmeat

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    I think it&#39;s only fit that Americans use inches, since everything in our culture tends to be bigger anyhow. Our car engines are bigger and measured in cubic inches rather than cubic centimeters. Our roads are longer and measured in miles rather than kilometers. Our gasoline to fuel our massive cars is measured in gallons as opposed to liters.

    Suitably, our larger organs need a larger unit of measure (J/K...I know that being American has nothing to do with penis size). But seriously, it does seem ridiculous to me for an average guy to say he&#39;s 15-16 cm--i think that&#39;s the conversion for 5.5-6". And beside&#39;s the American "foot" ruler actually provides a visual frame of reference when someone says I&#39;m 9". People will think, "damn...that&#39;s 3/4 of a ruler&#33;" A meter is so beyond the reach of any man, and there is nothing between a cm and a meter (please correct me if I&#39;m wrong).
     
  11. D_Humper E Bogart

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    Wouldn&#39;t using larger units give smaller numbers though?

    Decimeters exist, but I believe they&#39;re not used often at all&#33;
     
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    Actually, Pecker, when someone asks me how big I am, I try to act coy about it and simply say that I&#39;m into double digits. That line works much better in America, I noticed.
     
  13. Imported

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    patinero38: Ok, thanks.

    I suppose that a measuringscale is so embedded in one&#39;s culture, either way. Anyway I&#39;ll stick to cms, everyone in Europe does...
     
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    Oddly enough, the UK isn&#39;t quite like that, I guess it&#39;s because we want to be part of America, but that&#39;s another tale for another time.
     
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    Hence the recent history of neoliberal prime ministers (Thatcher, Blair, etc.)
     
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    I find it ironic considering how Europhobic most Brits are.
     
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    In Canada we switched to the metric system, from the Imperial measure system (not English or American . . . it was/is the Imperial system of measurement) way back in 1976 . . .kinda forced on us by the Liberal government at the time . . . however you measure your dick, it is still fine &#33; The majority of the world lives in the metric system . . . seems like the only countries wanting to "stick with" the Imperial system are the UK & USA . . . there are way more people out there using metric . . . . just a thought &#33; Not knocking any country(s), just stating facts. My 7inches is still the same size when I say it is 17.75cm &#33; :p
     
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    Its a bit of a moot point considering Ive only ever heard *cough* "That" refered to in inches, never in centimetres, its just convention I s&#39;pose.

    And, excuse me while I slap the person who called Baroness Thatcher a "NeoLiberal" :blink: Thatcher, was an elected Dictator pretty much&#33; :p
     
  19. jonb

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    Actually, Grande, we switched to the metric system in 1976 too. But it didn&#39;t take.
     
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    It reminds me of a line in a British sitcom years ago:

    "Baby, if I told you, you would think I must be talking centimeters."
     
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