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Frasier - System Mixup
In the episode where Frasier, Niles, Marty and Dafne go to Canada in the motor home, Marty reads a road sign which says: "Have your picture taken with a live bear, 1 mile". Problem is, they were in Canada (we know this because we're in the car for the whole mile and they never cross the border) and in Canada the Metric system is used as opposed to the Imperial, which means the distance should be in kilometers rather than miles.
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Matthew on 06-01-2000
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Brett writes:
I agree with bladestorm. The sign is obviously put up for tourists. Not many Canadians passing through that town would fall for a tourist trap like that.
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Bladestorm writes:
Well, I don't know about Matthew, but I happen to be a Canadian. And, I can tell you this much: Yes, it is true that all proper roadsigns are in metric... however, we use the imperial system for A LOT of things! I don't think it would be too strange to assume that the roadsign wasn't put up by the government, so there's no reason to find it all that strange that it's in the "wrong" system; especially so close to the border!
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cslater80 writes:
Actually, this is for Mel and Bladestorm. I live in Vancouver, BC, (Canada for you who don't know) and regularly travel to and from the states at the Peace Arch Border crossing. Some, but definitely not all, of the signs that you see when you enter Canada, will have the distance listed in Miles AND Kilometers.
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mel writes:
to Bladestorm: I'm also Canadian and have been across the US/Canada Border many times and at many different locations, and the signs are all in KM. So it is a slip-up.
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