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Comment: Re:Annoying Valley Girl echoes (Score 1) 331

by scruffie (#38327994) Attached to: 'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into US Speech

Interestingly, in Southern Ontario, you do use "the": the 403, the 401, etc.

On the other side of the country, in southwest BC, we have fewer notable highways. The big one is "Number 1", or "the Trans-Canada", and in my town would just be called 'the highway' :). Checking with my parents, others are referred to by number without 'the', or by name with 'the'.

Comment: Re:If you give up the inch, they'll take the mile (Score 1) 901

by scruffie (#28475489) Attached to: NASA Sticking To Imperial Units For Shuttle Replacement

In Canada here, in my experience, at the pub beer comes as pints (22 UK fl. oz.), half-pints (12 UK fl. oz. -- yes, it's not really one half of a pint), sometimes as "schooners" (16 UK fl. oz.)*, and various bottles (341 ml, 500 ml) and cans (not sure, 355 ml?, plus some bigger ones).

* I've only seen this in BC, and it's rare enough that I'm not sure about it.

The absent ones are always at fault.

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