Separated by a common language, again

2010-11-22

Okay, the problem is that, back in the old days, people in Canada were accustomed to compare cars’ fuel consumption in miles per gallon — much like people in the US did, and still do.

Now we — like other metric countries — measure our cars’ fuel efficiency in litres per 100km (I’m using a rhetorical ‘our’ here, since I don’t actually have a car).

However, whoever translated this billboard from the American didn’t realise that the emoticon :) doesn’t rhyme with “litres”.