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PX Eliezer7
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Re: Gasoline Prices Below 99 Cents/Litre By Christmas

said by elwoodblues:

said by PX Eliezer7:

said by elwoodblues:

Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.

Metric system was legalised in the US in 1866, one year before the formation of the Canadian confederation.

Really? Interesting fact! Yet here we are 146yrs later and America still uses the Standard system.

True, Canada is more metric than the US.

I mean, having [10] provinces, can't get more metric than that.

But the standard system does have its advantages. A pint of beer is just about right.

And the standard system is not without its rationality. In US measure, a pint of water weighs exactly a pound.

We do use metric. Soda (pop) tends to be sold in 1 liter or 2 liter bottles. And of course all medication dosage is metric.

Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.

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The French originated the metric system as part of the French Revolution.

Where they went overboard was the Metric Calendar.

Instead of weeks, each month was divided into three periods of 10 days each. And the people got one day off every 10, instead of one day off every 7. Needless to say, this was not popular.
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said by PX Eliezer7:

Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.

2nd down and centimetres to go.
That would work so well....
And instead of 10yds for a 1st down you'd have 9m 144cm LOL


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Yes imperial units of measure are still used every day in construction.
Buy materials in metric, but plans are in ft.
Bizarre.
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said by EUS:

Yes imperial units of measure are still used every day in construction.
Buy materials in metric, but plans are in ft.
Bizarre.

It's our usual. Just as everything in grocery stores is in metric, but the recipes are in imperial.

And anything related with movement horizontally, it's all km/h, so many km further and in metres, but start digging down and it'll be inches and feet.


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said by PX Eliezer7:

But the standard system does have its advantages. A pint of beer is just about right.

Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.

Most pubs around here serve a "pint" of draught in a 20oz sleeve (glass), not a 16, and half pint is usually 12oz, so the term 'pint' isn't an exact term with regards to Imperial measurement.

Yes, the CFL still uses a 110 yard field, but the conversion to metric would make for awkward game calls unless the size of the actual field was changed as a metre is 39 inches. The same can be said for hockey (still 200' x 85' for a NA sheet), and I'd guess that for both sports it's a matter of not changing an existing practice as there's no reason to.
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