Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by Tuckerfan, Jan 1, 2021.
Darmok, his grilled cheese at Tanagra
"Temba, his lunchbox open."
Shaka, when the lunch bell rang.
G and U are interesting letters in Spanish. G sounds like English H in front of E or I. Unless there's a U in between, in which case the U is silent (unless it's umlautted) and the G sounds like a soft English G as in "gray".
So, um, how many brownies have you had this evening?
No brownies and no tacos!
That reminds me of the first time I had edibles. One of the hotties at the bar had baked buds into cookies and I was offered some. Before anyone noticed I had eaten 4 or 5 cookies. I actually like the taste of pot, and this was the first time I had eaten any. So I am asking what they used to make that great flavor. My best friend from HS was the bouncer and he asks me how many I had, so I told him. So he tells me I have to go home, lay down and put on some floyd. She was not bothered because she was hot and got free weed anyway.
What a wonderful night. I got home just as I was starting to come up. If it did not stink so much to cook I would always do the edible thing. I would put some pot in everything I cook just for that flavor.
I would always mute my mic when I died and I would curse and turn my mic back on. When I plalyed in person with the group I had been playing with online they were pretty shocked to hear me swearing. I thought it was funny.
I get so annoyed with the 17 year old doing this. I've told him him "if you are getting mad at the game, then it's no longer fun. Put it away"
I will not live with my child having the same anger issues his dad has.
Jay and Silent Bob in Spaaaaace.
As a Canadian, I can confirm that this is 100% correct.
The pool temperature part nearly made me spit my coffee.
Who takes pictures of sleeping girls sitting behind them on a plane?
Now I'm really curious about why it's this way.
I guess the cooking part makes sense -- oven manufacturers probably don't want to have two different thermostats for their North American line. Maybe pools are the same?
And using Imperial for people's heights is just a matter of habit that never got reprogrammed because it isn't on signs the way road distances are?
The bottom of the distance and mass sections, I can't think of explanations for.
Canada switched to metric in 1970.
Since then, our public education system only teaches metric. But there are enough people still alive who remember imperial (and pass that knowledge on) so we've come up with a bastardized system of measurements.
Which makes sense, but I'm trying to figure out what makes some things be on one side of the bastardized system and some things be on the other...
That would be an interesting study. I've never really looked any deeper into it, but I'd guess some Canadian scholars may have already done so.
Off to google I go...
EDIT: So I may have been slightly off on my dates. The Canadian government began the conversion to metric in 1970 but it really wasn't fully implemented until 1985 (and even then there were some exceptions). This article gives some context but still doesn't fully explain the differences:
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