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Old 21-02-2007, 07:21   #16
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John - the Canadian dollar or Loonie is named for the waterfowl bird - a Loon stamped into the coin and not a cartoon. The newer $2.00 coin is called a Toonie - probably to rhyme with Loonie and maybe as a reference to the dollar coin to complete your stated notion of a Loonie Toonie - Gord can probably enlighten us on that one.

As to saying no at the end of sentences, this is more of a mediteranean habit than Canadian as we say eh - much like southern states residents say huh.

BTW I notice you own a canadian made boat - EH?

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I am going to close this round of voting once 100 members have voted. I will then post the next round with filtered results and we will once again have a multiple selection vote.

I envision the next round having around 24-26 entries (down from 43) and people will be able to vote for their favorite 7. Depending on the results of the second round, we will have to see if there is a round 3/4 before we have the final vote of the best few entries (which we will email all 5,000+ members to vote on).

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If we go to language we might even have an identity crisis.
We might start keying in www.cruisersfora/fora/....
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We have excellent authority for the pronunciation of zed.... old Bill Shakespeare once had a character (Falstaff, if memory serves) cuss out another by calling him "Thou unneccessary letter! Thou whoreson zed!"

Pretty conclusive, eh?

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Originally Posted by GordMay
A British gallon is different from an American gallon. Canadians, of course, use neither. A British gallon is 4.5 Canadian litres and an American gallon is 3.8 Cdn litres.
Thanks. I will try and remember that

I think their is 2.2 litres in a British Gallon and around 1.6 km's in a mile. But it could be the other way around. or have something to do with Kilos . However I know a Metre is 3' 3"

I was born pre-decimalisation, but by the time I had to properly learn any of this stuff we had officially gone metric, albeit we still seem to have an ongoing changeover period I am just so happy that for money I never had to learn to count in L.S.D. Two farthings = 3 thrupenny bits and a tanner??

A famous Canadian way of ending sentences. In case you were wondering, it usually means "don't you think?"
Am I right in saying that translates into Kiwi as "Ay?"

PS, although I have voted, I did not particularly like any of them. Including (especially!) my own

PPS, I think we should also have a series of polls on what Font to use
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Old 21-02-2007, 13:25   #21
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What about "e" s in everyone?

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Originally Posted by ess105
When Webster developed the "American" dictionary, he deliberately changed the spelling of many words in order to drive a wedge between the languages. The hope was that the languages would diverge from that point and the world would have a new language - American. As far as I'm concerned, this disqualifies all Americans from any discussion around the correct spelling of English.
Live and learn. I never thought it was a deliberate slap at the English. I was under the impression that the various dictionarys in England had different spellings for many words, and we just picked one that was closer to the latin roots.

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1 Imperial gallon = 4.54609188 litres
1 U.S gallon. = 3.7854118 litres
1 Micky = 13 Ounces (a “pocket bottle” of liquor)
1 Forty-Pounder = 40 ounces ( a “bottle” of liquor)
1 Texas Micky = 3 litres (101 oz "big bottle" of liquor)
1 Nautical mile = 1.85318 kilometers
1 Statute mile = 1.609344 kilometers
1 Meter = 3.2808 Feet = 3’- 3.3696 “
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Tell you what. Lest I be accused of acting unilaterally.... If you all will agree to stop adding extra "u"s to words like color and harbor, we'll start calling the letter "Zee" "Zed."
So this would be a Zedebra?
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did I miss something, huh?
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The British say that a billion is a million million (1,000,000,000,000).
Americans say that a billion is only a thousand million (1,000,000,000), and insist that a million million is actually a trillion.
In Noo Zee Land a Billion is a thousand million. We use it to count sheep.
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I have closed this thread because I setup Round 2 of the tagline vote here. Please vote in round 2 ASAP so we can keep filtering the entries.

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