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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

^Are you an American or lived in the US?
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Legend

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Hi chuk,

I'm proudly Canadian, born and raised here.

With regard to the States, I spent 6 months living in Coconut Grove, which was part of the city of Miami. I also spent close to 7 weeks in Acapulco, Mexico.
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Mayor / Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Hi. @Martin, you were at the Grove? How did you get that kind of $$$? Even Al Pacino, aka Antonio Montana, didn't give his own sis that type of $$$ to live in the Grove. I envy You

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Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

makkahn28,

I lived there in 1968, during my Hippie years. At that time, before Coconut Grove was gentrified, everything was very reasonably priced.
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Mayor / Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

During the Hippies? Antonio Montana forgot you, before his untimely adios via The Skull. Wonder, Do you still Miss the Hippies?

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Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

PublicAdmin1,

Thank you for the Bravo. Much appreciated!
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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

^ The reason why I assumed you were an American is because you used Fernhiate instead of celicius
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Legend

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Hi chuk,

As a child, I learned to read and understand temperatures in F* only.

As an adult, when Canada switched to the metric system, I had to learn to think in C* when it came to temperatures.

I switch from the Metric to Imperial system from time to time, especially when speaking with a person of a certain age who obviously grew up with the Imperial system, such as F*, mph, gallons, inches, etc.

Cheers!
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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

I also grew up here but I guess we are not even close to be being in the same age category. I actually did not know that Canada switched from F to C for whether, so did they also switch to KM from Miles? Did Canada also spell Check instead of cheque back in the day when you were in School
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Re: Heat Wave in B.C.

Hi chuk,

We're not close in age.

Before switching to kph, all speed limits and signs were in mph only.

The Canadian spelling is cheque. Do schools actually allow cheque to be spelled as check? If not, and if younger people nevertheless spell it as check, it's due to new computers being defaulted to American spelling, hence check instead of cheque, traveler instead of traveller, and so on.