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Old 04-15-2013, 11:22 PM   #9821
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So sunny and nice and warm out in the sun, loving it
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #9822
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We were awakened at 4 AM this morn by extreme thunder, lightening, hail, and nonstop rain, and it won't quit. Beagle HATES getting wet. A balmy 41 F. And oh goody, we get a repeat tomorrow.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #9823
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It went up to 13C (55F) today! It felt warmer than that.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #9824
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It went up to 13C (55F) today! It felt warmer than that.
If you folks use the metric system, then how come you sell your beer by the pint? I am confused. But then it is not hard for me to be that.
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If you folks use the metric system, then how come you sell your beer by the pint? I am confused. But then it is not hard for me to be that.
Where did you get the idea that beer is sold by the pint in Canada? Most beer bottles hold 341 ml, which is 12 Imperial ounces. An Imperial pint is 20 Imperial ounces (~568 ml). A US pint is about 473 ml, 16 US ounces. You can often get an Imperial pint of draft beer in a bar or pub.

It's all sold in ml. Some stuff, like soft drinks has standardized to US sizes, but that actually happened since metrication. It says the volume in ml, but the size matches up to a US size, e.g., 355 ml soft drink can, which equals 12 US oz.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:10 PM   #9826
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Where did you get the idea that beer is sold by the pint in Canada? Most beer bottles hold 341 ml, which is 12 Imperial ounces. An Imperial pint is 20 Imperial ounces (~568 ml). A US pint is about 473 ml, 16 US ounces. You can often get an Imperial pint of draft beer in a bar or pub.

It's all sold in ml. Some stuff, like soft drinks has standardized to US sizes, but that actually happened since metrication. It says the volume in ml, but the size matches up to a US size, e.g., 355 ml soft drink can, which equals 12 US oz.

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I was watching a BBC import and the line was ....a pint of beer with my mates.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #9827
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I was watching a BBC import and the line was ....a pint of beer with my mates.
Ah, I see. They would still call it a pint even if it was only close in metric. The Brits still use miles per hour, I think. We don't.

It is kinda funny. I buy food by the kilograms and weigh myself in pounds. I measure most stuff in metres and centimetres, but I measure myself in feet and inches.
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18 degrees right now. Snowing and blowing. Blizzard watch. Snow is common in April here, but it isn't usually this cold. Burrrrrrrrr.
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