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Sa'ar Chasm 05-29-2007 06:44 AM

In Canada we measure everything in metric except ourselves.

AKAArzosah 05-29-2007 09:59 AM

Same in Australia - they try to get us to work in cm for heights, but no one ever does, except the police (ie, 'how tall was the offender?')

Chancellor Valium 05-29-2007 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Tarn-Vedra (Post 73795)
You measured your heights in Imperial and the distance between you in metric.

That's weird.

Yeah. There've been numerous attempts to fully metricise the UK, but we still won't budge...

I didn't notice the incongruity before. You're right, that does look very strange...On the other hand, that should be fairly normal on this site :p

Nate the Great 05-29-2007 04:36 PM

Reminds me of an old Dave Barry story. He was at a radio station in Canada, and the weather man said that it was "eight." He knew this was obviously incorrect, so he asked the guy, who said it was really about forty. Then another guy said fifty. Suddenly the room was full of people shouting out their interpretation of "eight." :)

Of course the capper was when he said that the scientific definition was "chilly."

Chancellor Valium 05-29-2007 09:11 PM

There is no eight. It's in the box with the cat.

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