If we don’t use a metric system based on feet, kilofeet, millifeet, &c, then maybe we could use one based on miles, millimiles, .. ?
|1 nanomile||1.6 microns|
|1 micromile||1/16 inch|
|1 millimile||5.28 feet|
|1 mile||a fifteen minute walk|
|1 kilomile||New York to Orlando, Portland to Los Angeles|
|0.24 megamiles||distance from Earth to the Moon|
|0.93 megamiles||distance from Earth to the Sun|
|2.7 - 4.7 gigamiles||distance from Pluto to the Sun|
I kind of prefer the foot-metric. A “gigafoot” just has so much more appeal, to me.
|1 nanoinch||1/40 nanometer|
|1 microinch||25 nanometers|
|1 milli-inch||25 microns|
|1 kiloinch||28 yards|
|1 megainch||16 miles|
|0.5 gigainch||diameter of the Earth|
|1 terainch||16 megamiles|
I don’t really like this one, either. A gigafoot, here to the Moon! A millifoot, a couple sheets of paper. Seems more centered.