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originally posted by: igloo
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: soulpowertothendegree
I want the old imperial system back for gasoline, when a gallon was 4.56 liters. Not like in the US where a gallon is 3.99 liters. When Canada changed from imperial to metric, because they confused everyone, gas went up in price by about 25% overnight. That was back in the 70's.
Stick with what you are used to, because the politicians will always take advantage of any situation, especially a confused situation.
Cheers - Dave
On a side note, it is interesting that Canada has only converted "officially". On the street level very few people use metric except to buy gas. I worked in construction and everyone used imperial... all lumber is sold as such, metal also. Last I remember so do drug dealers. Couldn't tell you my weight or height in metric unless I pulled out my driver's license. Wonder why this is?