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post #21 of 24 Old 09-17-2012, 12:17 PM
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Ya I saw some pictures of adults and they look beautiful. Also... for a fellow Canadian way to mix up the colour with color

I also do the date month/day/year. Very unCanadian of me.


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I do that to because we always say September 17th instead of the 17th of September. I'm a hybrid of the systems though because of what we learned in school and what you see from american television I'm mixed for measuring distance, weight, mass etc
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post #23 of 24 Old 09-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Yeah, I use litres for gas and drinks but gallons for fish tanks.

I can use cups or millilitres for cooking, and I use inches for fish and construction, and height, though I learned centimetres in school and they're really more precise.

I use pounds for weight, never had any use for kilograms.

However I am strictly Celsius when it comes to temperature. Fahrenheit is irritating. You can't beat freezing at 0 and boiling at 100.


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Yeah, I use litres for gas and drinks but gallons for fish tanks.

I can use cups or millilitres for cooking, and I use inches for fish and construction, and height, though I learned centimetres in school and they're really more precise.

I use pounds for weight, never had any use for kilograms.

However I am strictly Celsius when it comes to temperature. Fahrenheit is irritating. You can't beat freezing at 0 and boiling at 100.
This likely shows our respective age. I had finished school for many years when Canada changed from Imperial to metric. Having learned Imperial measure, I still have to use it simply because I understand it without working it out. I know right away what a fish that is 6 inches will be in size, but I have to stop and work out what a fish of 15cm is [they are the same by the way]. When the weather report says it will be 25C, I have to stop and figure out the F or I have no idea how hot this is. Had I grown up and been schooled with metric, I would be the opposite. But I learned in Imperial.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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