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Old Jan 22nd 2011, 10:43 pm   #46
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A typical haul from the cheese shop. They had Wensleydale as well but it was pointed out that that is commonplace "sure, you can get that in Loblaws".
Shock....you bought cheese that was measured in grams.....what next...temps in degrees centigrade
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Old Jan 22nd 2011, 10:54 pm   #47
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<sigh> I wondered about posting the picture because I thought someone might fuss over that. It wasn't, of course, measured out in grams. I know a Canadian might ask for something as prissy as 842 megagrams of cheese but no Canadians were involved in this transaction. Cheese in Toronto is either sold by the approximate measure "about a quarter of that round" or by the pound. All pricing in the shop, the competing shops and the supermarkets is displayed "per pound". This is the case even for cheeses, such as the raclet in the picture, that originate in metric countries. Dual scales are used so that the government can inspect, and labels can be printed, in metric, while people not employed by the government go about their business in lbs and ozs.

It was 12 degrees at the time of the purchase, though it being a temperature below freezing, I would usually express that in centrigade, keeping farenheit for temperatures in nice places.
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Loving the cheese pictures Dbd.

Took this today whilst skiing in the sunshine at Big White.



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I'd love to say the last ones that I took were on our holiday but true to the form of the thread title - the last ones were actually just after we got back.

The first one obviously the dog / porcupine interface. The second is the aftermath of a week in a hot country and coming home to foot and a half of snow up the drive.

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I'd love to say the last ones that I took were on our holiday but true to the form of the thread title - the last ones were actually just after we got back.

The first one obviously the dog / porcupine interface. The second is the aftermath of a week in a hot country and coming home to foot and a half of snow up the drive.

(Both taken with somethingorotherpointandclickcrappycamera)
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took two hours to remove them, he finally gave up and lay down and just let me pull em out!!!
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Any chance we can just stick to the thread title, and take chatter to the other threads?













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Any chance we can just stick to the thread title, and take chatter to the other threads?

The banter is critical. It gives context and value to the images presented. Without it, where's the interest in these snaps?
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<sigh> I wondered about posting the picture because I thought someone might fuss over that. It wasn't, of course, measured out in grams. I know a Canadian might ask for something as prissy as 842 megagrams of cheese but no Canadians were involved in this transaction.
Just wanted to razz you as I know you are so anti-metric. My experience has been that the imperial holdouts are often true blue cradles.
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Just wanted to razz you as I know you are so anti-metric.

I know but I truly don't have much occassion to use metric. Yesterday, fro example, we went from the market to Costco where crab legs were $49.99. At first I thought that was outrageous but then I realised they were metric crabs. I might have bought some but I didn't have a calculator and so couldn't work out how that compared to the various fish stands we'd just left; a sale lost for using measures not standard to the industry.

The cheese guy is Greek, like most sellers in the market he came from a metric country then had learn imperial as well as dozens and baker's dozens and all the rest to sell in Canada.

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Just to keep us on topic, here's a new picture.
Looks tasty...is that prosciutto I see in a package on the right.

The construction industry in the Toronto area is very similar with many of the original labourers from Italy or Portugal who came here, had to learn feet and inches at the same time as english. The drawings may all be in metres, but the materials are generally ordered in feet/pounds etc.
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