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Old 05-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nobody sells you gas in miles

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nobody sells you gas in miles

I don`t understand your logic
I know this was a joke, but if they did. Hmmm....

"Why yes sir, 100 miles in your SUV, that will be...."

EDIT : If they did, would Ecomodder issue passports stating MPG for hypermilers ?
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What Canada (and other metric users) needs to fix is the way they report fuel efficiency in metric. Their speed limits aren't in minutes per 100 Km, so why do they calculate fuel in liters per 100 Km? Km per hour works and so would Km per liter.

It's more useful to know how far the unit of fuel I'm buying will take me than it is to know how many units of fuel I need to buy to make it 100Km.
It's also a cultural thing.
The Dutch, just north of the border and speaking the same language, use km per liter.
Over here in Flanders (the northern part of Belgium) hardly anybody uses km/L.
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Hmmmm, I would have expected UK MPG figures in Canada.

Is a Gallon of milk in Canada imperial or US?

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Hmmmm, I would have expected UK MPG figures in Canada.

Is a Gallon of milk in Canada imperial or US?

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litres...Canada is metric
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Yeah, but in the USA I see both measurements on the carton, so I wondered. Oh well.

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Hmmmm, I would have expected UK MPG figures in Canada.

Is a Gallon of milk in Canada imperial or US?

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It's sold in Litres, like Junk Bonds said.

ALTHOUGH, there are gallon containers that milk, and some juices are sometimes sold in. They're marked as 3.78L -- or, 1 US Gallon. I have not, in my lifetime*, seen an imperial gallon measure sold for anything in Canada.

I've seen the US gallons in Litres containers in four provinces that I can recall, and as far north as Edmonton.


* As far back as I can recall in my lifetime, so 30 years or so.
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It's sold in Litres, like Junk Bonds said.

ALTHOUGH, there are gallon containers that milk, and some juices are sometimes sold in. They're marked as 3.78L -- or, 1 US Gallon. I have not, in my lifetime*, seen an imperial gallon measure sold for anything in Canada.

I've seen the US gallons in Litres containers in four provinces that I can recall, and as far north as Edmonton.


* As far back as I can recall in my lifetime, so 30 years or so.
To make it even more perplexing, in the USA booze (meaning hard liquor and wine) is all sold by the liter. Soft drinks are also usually sold by the liter in the larger bottles of 1, 2, or 3 liters, but not in smaller bottles which are usually 12 ounces or 16 ounces. Beer is also sold in bottles or cans but those are measured only in ounces, not liters. (That makes no sense considering that the other alcoholic beverages are only sold in liters, but none of this makes any sense, anyway.)

Milk is sold in pints, quarts, half-gallons and gallons.

So you thought only Canada is weird, eh?

At least it makes it harder to confuse booze with milk.

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