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my5cents wrote: Apr 6th, 2022, 12:07 pm Weights and Measures -
Canada went metric in 1975. What a brilliant idea Liberal Government ! (Pierre E Trudeau). Changing our measuring system while our closest neighbor and largest trading partner remained on a semi Imperial system. It was bad enough then that our gallon (imperial) was different from the US gallon.
Good points. The US was supposed to change to metric at the same time and then backed out at the last second.

Our Gov't forced business's to change their scales to metric for letters and packages but the Post Office refused to change their scales because they had to pay for it.
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Bsuds wrote: Apr 6th, 2022, 4:31 pm
my5cents wrote: Apr 6th, 2022, 12:07 pm Weights and Measures -
Canada went metric in 1975. What a brilliant idea Liberal Government ! (Pierre E Trudeau). Changing our measuring system while our closest neighbor and largest trading partner remained on a semi Imperial system. It was bad enough then that our gallon (imperial) was different from the US gallon.
Good points. The US was supposed to change to metric at the same time and then backed out at the last second.

Our Gov't forced business's to change their scales to metric for letters and packages but the Post Office refused to change their scales because they had to pay for it.
Good luck to the American government trying to switch over to metric.
Can you imagine the law suits?

And as for our government's dictatorial ways.
I recall when we switched over, a carpet store in Calgary continued pricing their product by the yard, so what do the feds do? They take the carpet store to court.

And the feds lose. :up:
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Irritating to say the least.

I just bought a new airfryer. It’s capacity listed as 16 litres. Who in hell pours liquids into an airfryer? Why can't they just say one cubic foot or equivalence in cms? Why are liquid measurements used for space measurements?

Wanted….dead or alive…162 cm tall man. Who thinks like that?

Or, worse yet, quickly convert baking temperature 350F to C.

40 years later and what a mess. It had a Trudeau involved.

I also recall all the grocery weigh scales had to be immediately replaced or face the consequences.

I dare not think of the money wasted in the fast and hard push to go metric. I remember at the time that railways were to be pulled up to be in alignment with one meter width as per European… as if CNR and CPR had trans-Atlantic connectors.
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Ah, but only an older Canadian will deliver both systems in one sentence.

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dirtybiker wrote: Apr 7th, 2022, 2:29 pm Ah, but only an older Canadian will deliver both systems in one sentence.

"Went into that 60K corner doing 50 mph."
So I was 10 under! lol
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When people mislabel things!

Trying to help my sister find something she's interested in, but people completely miss the mark when they are putting up their ads. It is so frustrating.

Sis wants a vase of a particular size/shape/colour. So, I've been poking around. One person on Castanet has an ad with what they call a vase. It's not. It's an art glass swung bowl. A vase is not usually wider than it is tall :-X

The next pet peeves are lousy photos, and poor information. *sigh*
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Car dealership salesmen. Slimiest fake scumbags ever. They make lawyers look honest.
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I've never been a fan of the whole "April Fool's" deal.

Staring at all the headlines and wondering "which one is fake?". =_=
Pretty sure it's this one https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/419006 ... day#419006
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^^^Not a fake.

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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 1st, 2023, 7:22 am I've never been a fan of the whole "April Fool's" deal.
Seems this is called the best April Fools prank ever.

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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 1st, 2023, 7:22 am I've never been a fan of the whole "April Fool's" deal.

Staring at all the headlines and wondering "which one is fake?". =_=
Pretty sure it's this one https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/419006 ... day#419006
April Fools Day is the worst day. Why do we continue with this charade?

Although I am going to my Grandpa's funeral today. There could be some black humor happening.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, Jlives. I hope it was something he would have liked.
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Points to ponder about the metric system.
The majority of the planet is metric.

So riddle me this, Why is it that metric sockets are still designed to fit
1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 inch ratchets ?

Should not the tools that work said metric sockets also be of metric sizing ?
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The electrical code book is in metric, but when it says 53mm conduit it really means 2 inches. etc.
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Glacier wrote: Mar 20th, 2023, 10:06 pm Car dealership salesmen. Slimiest fake scumbags ever. They make lawyers look honest.
That is why I went online for my car purchase this time

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