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09-10-2012, 01:31 PM
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Carolinas Identity
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Originally Posted by Mr America View Post
Does Canada use the same dates, times, calendars, names of months and days, etc. that we do?
For the most part, but there are a few key differences. They "claim" to use kilograms over pounds and meters over yards, those are the numbers printed on drivers liscense's and such not, even tho they still talk to each other in feet and pounds. I'd guess that maybe 5% know what their height and weight is in cm and kg, I sure as hell don't. I'm 6'5" and 241lbs. no f***ing clue what that is in metric

They also have a weird way of reading temperature, not even gonna get into that tho.

The biggest difference tho is that, as far as I can tell, Canadians are the only people on the planet who measure distance with time. Not even kidding, everyone here does it.

Q: "How far is Edmonton from Calgary?
A: "About 3 hours"

Q: "How far is downtown Toronto from the airport?"
A: "45min depending on traffic, maybe a bit longer if you take the train."

Q: "How far is Vancouver from Calgary?"
A: "Flights a little under an hour, probably about 12-14 hours if you drive."

etc etc

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