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Re: Eh?

> Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:13:24 -0600
> From: "James Purchase" <jpurch at interlog_com>
> Subject: Eh?
> Dave Whittaker wrote of Diana Walstad's book, "Ecology of the Planted
> Aquarium":
> > clubs do the same. Let's hope that it gets translated soon into German,
> > Spanish, and Canadian English.
> Eh? "Canadian English"? Mmmmm...... I grew up in Nova Scotia, so I have a
> bit of an accent at times, but I had absolutely no problem reading the
> version of English the book is written and published in. The prime
> difference between "Canadian" (British) English and "American" English is
> the spelling of a few words, e.g. colour vs color. American English tends to
> be more economical with letters.
> James Purchase
> Toronto

Well....yeah sure the words are ok, but those archaic measurments are just too
much to decipher.
Faren....what?   A foot?  Yard?  I mean, still know what a pint is, for obvious
reasons, but all those other ones escape me.  Of course I am assuming that the
book is not in metric?