Fuel economy measurement across the globe
Herbert Graf email (remove spam text)
On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 13:15 -0700, Bob Blick wrote:
> So far as I can gather, if they are anywhere in the UK, Australia, or
> New Zealand, references to gallons are traditionally Imperial.
> I have been experimenting with different Googles asking "1 gallon in
> google.ca returns US gallons.
See, and this to me is the reason I so dislike gallons. Whenever the
word "gallon" is used in Canada there is an ambiguity, is it the US
gallon or the imperial (British) gallon? Officially Canada is of course
metric, but gallon is still used from time to time, and there is always
confusion as to which gallon is referenced.
Another completely off topic, but REALLY annoying ambiguity is date
formats. Officially in Canada one permitted format is dd/mm/yyyy.
Unfortunately many people/companies use the American format which is
mm/dd/yyyy. So anytime I'm looking at a date in that format, and the day
field is <=12 I have no clue which one it is. Usually I have to find
another time that entity specified a date and hope it's a case where the
dd field is above 12. Very annoying, and I'm sure alot of errors have
happened because of it.
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