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Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System

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Cate talks about being Jury President for the Cannes Film Festival and gives her thoughts on why Americans should be using the Metric System.
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Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System
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14-Sen, 2018

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Vikingon
Vikingon 13 soat oldin
I love her ❤️
EASYTIGER10
EASYTIGER10 14 soat oldin
Cate's accent has got a bit mid Pacific
gast128
gast128 19 soat oldin
In a global world it's better for the USA to adapt to the uniform standard. There are still other areas where uniformity would better work out like e.g. for the date fields.
Ribeirao
Ribeirao Kun oldin
2 facts about it, 1. She's right, 2. She's charming
Homer Jay
Homer Jay Kun oldin
This chick is a pompous, arrogant f@#$wit who actually believes she's better than all others. She's another dumbarse actor who gets paid to pretend she's someone else for a living. She has NO real skills.
Ahmadi Arismaharto
Ahmadi Arismaharto 2 kun oldin
They're calling rugby; football.. You think they're gonna change to Metric?
Riz Zr
Riz Zr 2 kun oldin
Urgh Muricanos. EDIT: It's the deliberate dumbing down of the American people. But Americans are too arrogant and stubborn to admit something they do is not remotely efficient.
WOOW WOW
WOOW WOW 2 kun oldin
Jimmy KIMMEL is 100 hotter with beard !
WOOW WOW
WOOW WOW 2 kun oldin
Cate is right !!! 😊
Alejandro Sal
Alejandro Sal 2 kun oldin
Sad really. Every American should travel outside the US at least once so they can see how moronic we sound when we say we're 5 feet 10 and a half inches or we want a "glass" of water. It's like we're telling ppl to send us a telegraph
Duncan Mills
Duncan Mills 2 kun oldin
Feet and inches please, from the UK!
Hazridge
Hazridge 2 kun oldin
3:23 Only Australians will get Cate's joke here
Phil Heaton
Phil Heaton 3 kun oldin
We like the old English system of weights and measures, even if you all don't anymore. Why should we change to make you happy?
Victor Serra
Victor Serra 3 kun oldin
I’m watching this with ear plugs and can’t hear anything, so I just find it fantastic that she is 49
James Morris
James Morris 3 kun oldin
English such hypocrites. Measure their weight in stone. Horse's height in hands. Horsepower for cars. Their recipes in teaspoons, tablespoons and ounces. If you can't count grades 1 to 12, I feel like it's your school failing you.
aiia10
aiia10 3 kun oldin
Being from Europe, and living in America for a year..I drove a lot faster than I would have, because I always forgot the speedometer showed miles and not kilometers. I did get to places faster though. xD
temporarysanity
temporarysanity 3 kun oldin
Americans can't find their country on a map, now you want them to divide and multiply by ten?
Sim
Sim 3 kun oldin
What happened to her Australian accent?
Salvatore Filippone
What Imperial System? It does not exist. Do you think NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington) keeps a foot/pound sample? NO. They keep a reference for the METER, KILO, etc. The inch is *DEFINED* to be 2.54 cm, and everything else in a similar way. The Imperial System is defined as just a bunch of weird multiples of the SI (International system).
Sabo Rivaille
Sabo Rivaille 3 kun oldin
They should use the gun ban system too
Adi Satriyo
Adi Satriyo 4 kun oldin
I also don’t understand why america still uses imperial system. The rest of the world has moved on
Steven Schwartzhoff
Well, the engineers who sent people to the moon did calculate things in inches, pounds… It is still stupid to not use the metric systém, but it has not proved that much of an obsticle.
Shakes First
Shakes First 5 kun oldin
98% of countries use metric.
binaway
binaway 5 kun oldin
The only problem I remember when Australia went metric was the police asking people to lookout for a suspect height 183cm. At the time I had no idea.That's 6ft by the way. They should have used both for a few years.
Eivind Kaisen
Eivind Kaisen 5 kun oldin
Fun Fact: ALL American measurment units are defined by the Metric System. (That is, 1 inch is not defined as 1/12 of a foot or 8 lines but as 25.4 mm)
jazztom86
jazztom86 6 kun oldin
Everytime I hear the excuse "it would be too complicated" or "it would cost too much"... the australians did fine, seems to me. Obviously you don't want to follow the half-ass attempt by the brits or the canadians, but look at your aussie colleagues.
Ben Farmer-Webb
Ben Farmer-Webb 6 kun oldin
For Americans who don't understand the English education, Lower Sixth is the first year of sixth form (year 12) and upper sixth is the second and last year's if sixth form (year 13). Sixth form comes from a system in which we called our secondary years first form, second form etc and it stuck around after we change our secondary school year from Year 7 to Year 13. Year 12 or lower Sixth is your 11th grade
davidhujan86
davidhujan86 6 kun oldin
Damn straight, woman!
Fernando Velázquez
I don't know miles or inches, everybody uses centimeters and km around the world.
Elissa
Elissa 7 kun oldin
Lower sixth/ upper sixth is the equivalent of Americans last 2 years of high school
OneofInfinity
OneofInfinity 8 kun oldin
I love how casual the conversation sounded near the end, reminds me of a certain Scottish former late late night host and robot sidekick.
Miranda Bailey
Miranda Bailey 8 kun oldin
In the UK we totally mix it up on an everyday basis. Road signs show miles- Kilometres make no sense to us at all. Although we understand pints and talk about them, containers are usually marked in litres. We all talk about and understand physical height in feet and inches, but medically it’s metres. Dimensions of objects are usually given in both imperial and metric simultaneously. Physical weight is medically kg but most people only know it in stones and lbs, we don’t get lbs without stones at all. Temperature is Celsius, but for some reason we quite often casually talk about the weather in Fahrenheit when it gets hot. I don’t think we’ve really taken metric on board at all, for all schools don’t even teach imperial anymore.
David of Yorkshire
David of Yorkshire 8 kun oldin
Even the metric system is related to Donald Trump... These people are so fixated on one thing it's to the exclusion of all else. Poor, unstable, left-wing radicals... Can they have one discussion without mentioning or blaming him for something?
LyleDeYounges
LyleDeYounges 9 kun oldin
It's more precise.
Miyako Sogabe
Miyako Sogabe 10 kun oldin
Metric has already creeped into America. (Milli)grams, liters, watts, amps, and the American military uses metric too. It's weird that America does not use it officially.
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear 10 kun oldin
Cate Blanchett is SOOO COOL
thespacemonkeyist
thespacemonkeyist 11 kun oldin
Pounds and inches are part of the "Imperial system", first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824. It's funny to hear a Briton complain about a system their country developed.
In The Beginning Was The Word
+thespacemonkeyist ....Yes she is Australian but she lives in the UK and has done for a long time, her kid/s are in school there thoo of course.
thespacemonkeyist
thespacemonkeyist 9 kun oldin
Oooppps, sorry.
Gordianus
Gordianus 9 kun oldin
Cate Blanchett was born on Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Who invented the metric system? An English bishop, John Wilkins, (1614-1672) invented the system part of the decimal metric system when he published a book with a plan for a 'universal measure' in 1668
Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown 11 kun oldin
Confidence is saying "please explain" in a room full of Americans who definitely won't understand the cultural reference.
Goose
Goose 13 kun oldin
God I love her
TOGtheking
TOGtheking 13 kun oldin
I agree 😂😂😂 we are the only country that uses Miles and Inches like why???? I still to this day have to convert Km to M on my phone 😂😂
Tash Sun
Tash Sun 14 kun oldin
3:23 She snuck in a Pauline Hanson “Please explain” 😂
abbey may
abbey may 15 kun oldin
I especially love her Pauline Hansen impersonation 😂 the “please explain” Australian thing so I had a huge laugh at that 😂😂
Jessi Marie
Jessi Marie 15 kun oldin
Hahaha I lost it at "Ploise exploin!" haha
cindy mananzala martinez
police: dont move an inch criminal: wait, so in metric, that would be uhm,,..i dunno
zaphbeeblebrox
zaphbeeblebrox 16 kun oldin
"Please explain!!" You need to be Australian to get that joke.
Lucas F. Åkerblom
Lucas F. Åkerblom 16 kun oldin
who doesn't
Thomas.E. Jensen
Thomas.E. Jensen 16 kun oldin
Official America has the metric system. but because it was a French invention, Americans don't want to use it.
The7thTaciturnWriter
I'm from the Philippines and we use both systems. Metric is waaaaaay easier tho. 😂
Rubens
Rubens 19 kun oldin
Europe stops summer winter time and the USA switches to metric system, deal?
luhole
luhole 19 kun oldin
Ummmm what the hell Cate - I hear an American accent creeping in! Don’t you daaaaaare!
Nelson Debbarma
Nelson Debbarma 21 kun oldin
Darling you have no idea what is possible
Mike Breslin
Mike Breslin 24 kun oldin
10 seconds in, Pronunciation matters! The film festival in Canes, pronounced "can", is in the South of France. Caen, pronounced "caun" is in northern France near the D-Day beaches.
jadawin10
jadawin10 26 kun oldin
1 mile=1760 yards, 1 yard=3 feets, 1 foot= 1 inch=6 picas, 1 pica=12 grains. Just compare to: 1 kilometer = 1000 meters, 1 meter= 100 centimeters, 1 centimeter =10 milimeters
N N
N N 26 kun oldin
When Americans travel abroad they should learn to convert just as when we travel to America and we learn.
Cornelius abdon
Cornelius abdon 27 kun oldin
she is always impecably dressed.
Omega Effect
Omega Effect 27 kun oldin
I would love to be beaten into submission by Ms. Cate😩
Raffaele Minicozzi
Raffaele Minicozzi 27 kun oldin
The country that sent a man on the moon!......
chyndb
chyndb 27 kun oldin
I don't get it miles/gallons and cups and Tbsps and inches make so much more sense
anon a
anon a 29 kun oldin
her dress... I wanna know from where it is :(
Darth Traya
Darth Traya 29 kun oldin
my God her dress is everything to me right now
In The Beginning Was The Word
Finally somebody on a talk show calls out America for being one of the dumbest countries in the world, all brawn and no brains. Imagine being the only country along with Liberia and frick'n Burma of all places to NOT use the metric system. America!
Jeffrey Evans
Jeffrey Evans Oy oldin
AMERICANS think that cate shouldn't trim her hair with a weed eater .
darkbluerose90
Elegant as usual.
lithium
lithium Oy oldin
americans should!!!!!!!!!!! I'm studying engineering and most of the books in our library are american so it's really hard because we usually use the metric system but the books use the english system. it's annoying.
iceymoon
iceymoon Oy oldin
I agree that we won’t switch just like that, but maybe if it’s gradual. Idea: Make it law for all labels, road signs, and weather reports to include Metric as well as Imperial measurements. Also law to teach it in school along with Imperial. Keep it that way for 50 years or so, then finally introduce a bill to officially switch the US over to Metric. The younger generation should already be used to metric by then, so maybe they’ll cave!
Chris Leiva
Chris Leiva Oy oldin
She’s always lovely
Kejsi Hoxha
Kejsi Hoxha Oy oldin
Preach.
Alex Smith
Alex Smith Oy oldin
Why is it people cannot speak without interrupting the other person on these talk show hosts?
Miriam Sackler
1 foot = 12 inches 1 inch = 2.54 CM. Done!
Firstresponder 45
Cate Blanchett should use the assisted suicide system.
meredith ramai
Still generalizing.
Naina Talvar
Naina Talvar Oy oldin
I'm so used matric system I don't understand anything else it's really confusing for me
MontrealMUFC
MontrealMUFC Oy oldin
Like anything else, it just takes a period of transition. Just do it!
tchaugn
tchaugn Oy oldin
Fahrenheit is good for like.. human body reaction to that temperature lol. Like 100+ degrees, it's really hot, 60-80 is warm and chill, 30 degrees, it's cold but it's not unbearable, 0- degrees you better be prepared.
noname20151
noname20151 Oy oldin
BURN THE INFIDEL!!! SHE’S A WITCH!
Smith
Smith Oy oldin
Kimmel is a disease... and liberals like her are cheap..as he ll...
Eric Lee
Eric Lee Oy oldin
We are Americans we drive on the right side of the road for a reason why change what works
760moviegirl23
Move out of the USA if you hate it so much! And we all know he knows squat about the metric system. Jimmy is a pigs ass!
D Walker
D Walker Oy oldin
lol She doesn't live there
Brett Hogg
Brett Hogg Oy oldin
omg shes hilarious
EA _Sharks
EA _Sharks Oy oldin
(((lower 6th is grade 11 btw)))
care. oh. line
We’re to lazy for that
Amber Fotheringham
well so do we cate
CubanPlantTurtle
Oh look, another foreigner coming to America and then complaining that we do things differently. I like Imperial, especially the foot since it's base 12.
TheBlankFromHeck
People who talk so much about the metric system are basically virtue signaling how smart they are. It is not important if we know our height in centimeters or our weight in kilograms. It would cost a lot to change over and the daily use of most people isn’t very critical. People who need the system do use it.
PANJI INDRA IBRAHIM
PANJI INDRA IBRAHIM 18 kun oldin
wtf
happybeejv
happybeejv Oy oldin
the only leangth measurements we need are inches, feet, miles, and fathoms
happybeejv
happybeejv Oy oldin
inches are the master measurement the metric system is a jacobin plot for all the Napoleonic puppet states of Europe to be uniform and they were not proto-communists but actual communists like how the ussr was communist and had puppet states- and not the pseudo-intellectual definition where there is a future communism that will exist but never has before because it needs to follow original hypothesis perfectly with set phases of feudal societies developing commerce but the parasites make all the money a so the poor take over some how and then slowly turn into an egalitarian society somehow
timmy gauntt
timmy gauntt Oy oldin
Why do people in this comment section keep saying “more easy”? The term is easier, and in this instance the proper term would be the word “simpler”.
mongopipes
mongopipes Oy oldin
Yummy Cate👍
Carson Dawes
Carson Dawes Oy oldin
Maybe cate should go back to her own country
Ali hasan
Ali hasan Oy oldin
As a student PLEASE SWITCH TO THE METRIC SYSTEM
Ryan Gennaro
Ryan Gennaro Oy oldin
Ah man, Jimmy’s trump obsession isn’t letting up any time soon is it? Poor guy just wishes he could be prez
joanaveronik
joanaveronik Oy oldin
Nailed it!
D B
D B Oy oldin
Switch to the metric system like (literally) the rest of the world? Nope! Americans choose to ride the little bus! So embarrassing!
Ranaditya Singh
Did he eat the cookie???
America First
America First Oy oldin
Sorry honey!! I think you need to make dinner!!
Sextus Empiricus
As an American I think she should move to canadania. Hollyweirdo!
Blizzard285
Blizzard285 Oy oldin
I’m American and I agree
Stephen McGady
Both systems are inherently arbitrary. Users of both systems don't have much trouble navigating within them. I once had a little factory where we used grams as the unit for small pieces and pounds/ounces for larger ones. The gram was a convenient small unit because we didn't need decimals. Pounds/ounces worked for larger pieces. As far as length, we could have used either. We went with english units (and went in 16th inch increments) instead of millimeters, but in fact either would have worked. Temperature we went with Fahrenheit because 300 degrees F was too round a number to mess with This business about the metric system being superior because it is based on 10s is nonsense because it doesn't take other things into account. If you go by 10s, you can divide into 10, 5 or 2. The pound is divisible into 16, 8,4 and 2. The foot - 12, 6, 4, 3, 2. Each system has its advantages. As far as arbitrary, both systems depend on a standard rod or brick in some vault somewhere. As far as time, the second has definition that boggles my mind.
Lewis Anchondo
I agree, many of us in USA prefer metric system. We end up using both systems in our lives.
Keyingisi