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Old 03-03-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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@ Metric system

@ Quebec, French speaking.... Love it!

@ Bilingual federal/package signs

@ Higher sales tax

@ British English spelling (their accent is American though)

@ Too much influenced of the U.S.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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I think the US used to have a lot yellow ones but now they are a dark green colour. Very few yellow ones left- maybe we sold 'em to Canada. I'm in NY FYI, not a ton of yellows left.
New Jersey have yellow painted traffic lights

Pennsylvania does too, and some lights in NYC
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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@ Metric system

@ Quebec, French speaking.... Love it!

@ Bilingual federal/package signs

@ Higher sales tax

@ British English spelling (their accent is American though)

@ Too much influenced of the U.S.

In the U.S., there are bilingual English/Spanish signs everywhere.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Gasoline is more heavily taxed here.

That was not always the case. In the early 1980s, many Detroiters used to cross the border into Windsor because gas was less expensive there.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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In the U.S., there are bilingual English/Spanish signs everywhere.
Where 'everywhere'?!

Road signs/texts are English only, nutrition packages in English only, etc.
English is de-facto national language of the U.S.

Yes, there could be few bilingual private signs. Sometimes you could see French in the U.S. too
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Not as much character, great hockey support, that's pretty much it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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Where 'everywhere'?!

Road signs/texts are English only, nutrition packages in English only, etc.
English is de-facto national language of the U.S.

Yes, there could be few bilingual private signs. Sometimes you could see French in the U.S. too

Next time you go to a grocery store in the US, take a close look at the languages on the food packaging.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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New Jersey have yellow painted traffic lights

Pennsylvania does too, and some lights in NYC
I've seen both in New Jersey.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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I've seen both in New Jersey.
99% of NJ traffic signals are yellow painted. In NY, they are black while in NYC it is mixed
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Next time you go to a grocery store in the US, take a close look at the languages on the food packaging.
It could be regional thing. At the dollar store, I saw bilingual package sign in French and English - in the US.
Sometimes English, French and Spanish, sometimes English and Spanish, but most often English only.
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