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  • People seem to use the new units as an external representation for a long time, while mentally converting to the old units as an internal representation. If you can *get* people to do that, day in and day out, eventually the new units will "uptake". As a negative example, see the United States' non-adoption of the metric system.

    This has a parallel in languages as well... I remember my high school Spanish teacher saying that you will know that you are fluent in the language when you can think in it. She once wrote a Spanish Lit. final in French, so I would say that she knew of what she spoke ;-)