Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Metric System In Action, Or Knowing You're Elsewhere

A thing I think is funny about Canada is that it seems like an extention of America until something happens that reminds you where you are. The other day, in Calgary, the hotel van driver was shuttling us through the city to the hotel, and the pilot asked him about a restaurant he'd heard about called The Toad 'N' Turtle.
"Oh yeah, that place is good," the driver says. "On this road here, prob'ly a kilometer from here."
BOOP you're elsewhere.


Blogger Clarence said...

And in my experience, they pronounce it KIL-o-meet-er. (As opposed to our kil-AH-met-er.)

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