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Old Jun 1st 2008, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers View Post
ok..i know im a bit slow but whats a 56 and a 98??

According to documents in my possession; Pad Thai Jay and a side order of Jasmine Rice.
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Old Jun 1st 2008, 1:14 am
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According to documents in my possession; Pad Thai Jay and a side order of Jasmine Rice.
excellent...can we share?? looks like there's no one else here
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He will if you tell him warm beer is crap and Canadian architecture is the best.....

Or that Canada is metric or that beer shipped via boat from the UK in a bottled form is better than locally produced draught beer here in Canada.
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Old Jun 1st 2008, 4:00 am
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DBD and Bazzzzzz, oh those two really know how to look on the bright side of life.

Like the Victor Meldrew's of BE.
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DBD and Bazzzzzz, oh those two really know how to look on the bright side of life.

Like the Victor Meldrew's of BE.
I loved the Victor Meldrew character
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Or that Canada is metric or that beer shipped via boat from the UK in a bottled form is better than locally produced draught beer here in Canada.
Not always better, just more reliable.

I thought of you yesterday Mr. Heptolitres. I picked up a price quote for roofing materials; the roof was measured in my absence by Canadians in Canada. Among other items I need:

10lbs bulk nails
33x14FT9, 15x10FT 29GA coloured steel
2200 2" screws

the only time metric comes into ordinary life is when things have to be reported to the government. I shall, of course, be claiming a tax deduction for 4,550 grams of nails and 2000 308mm screws.
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Old Jun 1st 2008, 2:32 pm
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Not always better, just more reliable.

I thought of you yesterday Mr. Heptolitres. I picked up a price quote for roofing materials; the roof was measured in my absence by Canadians in Canada. Among other items I need:

10lbs bulk nails
33x14FT9, 15x10FT 29GA coloured steel
2200 2" screws

the only time metric comes into ordinary life is when things have to be reported to the government. I shall, of course, be claiming a tax deduction for 4,550 grams of nails and 2000 308mm screws.
I'd check you conversions before putting them on the tax return - and make sure the receipt is in metric
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You read through a whole thread and cannot think of a witty comment to make....

But I did marvel at your meandering witterings
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Utter rubbish. More like the acceptable face of sanity.
Since when did I become the acceptable face of anything? I'm obviously going soft in my old age.
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Since when did I become the acceptable face of anything? I'm obviously going soft in my old age.

Some how i doubt that
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I thought of you yesterday Mr. Heptolitres.
the only time metric comes into ordinary life is when things have to be reported to the government.
So ordinary life doesn't include weather forecasts, speed limits, the quantity of petrol purchased, the amount of unpackaged meet at a deli purchased, etc.

I've never been called Mr. Heptolitres before...not sure if that is a compliment or not..although with dbd you never can be sure if you have been praised or not.
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Old Jun 2nd 2008, 12:30 am
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Since when did I become the acceptable face of anything? I'm obviously going soft in my old age.
No bazzz, you're going soft in my old age, which I imagine is even more worrying for you. You must try to be wrong more often if you want to become unacceptable.
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the amount of unpackaged meet at a deli purchased, etc.
Can you meat in metric? I've never tried that; I always buy meat and cheese from counters at the St Lawrence market, always by the pound. I think it's probably easier for the staff if you order stuff that's priced by the pound in pounds though I know they have dual scales and so could cope with an order for, say, 455grams. I'll give that a go, but most of the traders, although originally from metric countries, have been here long enough that I expect they'll think me odd.

Weather is available in either units, even from Weather Canada or whatever they're called. Petrol is now sold and discussed by the tank as it's too complicated to work out mpg when their are neither miles nor gallons. That's one area where metric is a blessing, people used to bleat on about fuel consumption on different tyres, at different speeds and so on; now no one knows what their car consumes so there's much less geekery.

I suppose I am complimenting you, I see you as a Canadian version of the "metric martyr" in the UK; devoted to your slightly crazed belief that because the government says the country's gone metric it actually has. I admire the eccentricity, though not the obediance.
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I know they have dual scales and so could cope with an order for, say, 455grams.
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I doubt it. 454 gm might be doable though.

That's one area where metric is a blessing, people used to bleat on about fuel consumption on different tyres, at different speeds and so on; now no one knows what their car consumes so there's much less geekery.
Quintessential dbd33-ism that. Well done.
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I doubt it. 454 gm might be doable though.
I went to fetch the butter to see if it comes in 454g or 455g chunks (I'd remembered 455 but you'd know better). Alas, we have a different brand of butter this week and it's measured in "ml".
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