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metric units and Washington

George Slusarczuk wrote
>Subject: Re: Metric units

>I would be interested to hear how did Canada handle the lumber problem.
>Do any Canadians on this list know that?

This is off topic but I'll answer it because it is a "Canadian" question.
Essentially, George, Canada ignored the metric measurements when it came to
lumber...too difficult with our biggest customer using inches! <g> We still
buy 2x4 and 1x8.

in Vancouver

 Dave Gomberg wrote:
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #343
>At 02:59 PM 6/25/98 -0400, Roger Miller wrote:
>>Oh yeah.  Vancouver isn't a state.
>I believe you are right Roger.  I think it is a territory of Washington
>State.  Or a protectorate.  Something like that.

That's right Dave -- except you have it backwards...BC actually *owns*
Washington but none of those Washingtonians want the other states to know!
We don't mind ... we let them pretend. <G> BTW Vancouver is just a city...
B.C. is the province. It's approximately 450 x 800 miles, or 360,000 sq.
miles... Washington makes quite a nice little camping spot.

in Vancouver