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Chiefs4TheWin
10-10-2011, 03:42 AM
I'm from Pennsylvania. So I know all the YINZ jokes etc, but is it true that people outside of our community measure distance by miles rather than time?

We categorize distance by the amount of time it takes to get there.

For example, I'm 2 hours from Pittsburgh and 4 hours from Philli. 20 minutes from an AIDS TREE.

Are we the only people that do that?, or is there some sub knowledge that miles= a certain amount of time?

Lurker debate so feel free to Anti Freeze, HAARP, or whatever.

big nasty kcnut
10-10-2011, 04:23 AM
i do that too. For example it's about a two hours drive here to oklahoma city.

Buck
10-10-2011, 05:23 AM
I think you're about 9 hours from the closest place of education.

That is probably it.

crazycoffey
10-10-2011, 05:56 AM
60 miles = about an hour

blaise
10-10-2011, 06:24 AM
Go eat some scrapple.

threebag02
10-10-2011, 07:17 AM
60 miles = 45 minutes







*if she's HOTT

bevischief
10-10-2011, 07:20 AM
wtf?

Bane
10-10-2011, 07:29 AM
60 miles = 45 minutes







*if she's HOTT

Fact!!!!!

Paniero
10-10-2011, 07:49 AM
wtf?

What is Tago Foxtrox in your sig? Do you mean Tango Foxtrot?

Miles are accurate. Time-to-drive differs from one person to the next. Most people I know speak in terms of miles.

Bob Dole
10-10-2011, 08:00 AM
Bob Dole's ex-wife (from St. Louis) used to do that shit, too.

Never could break her of the habit and finally got tired of explaining the difference between time and space, so Bob Dole divorced the dumb bitch.

Otter
10-10-2011, 08:04 AM
Altoona, I used to stop there at a little pub for a burger and a beer to break up the trip out to Pittsburgh in my college days and to pick up my fraternity brother Yak.

That's about where the 'yinz' and the 'yous' start to blend and separate.

mlyonsd
10-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Bob Dole's ex-wife (from St. Louis) used to do that shit, too.

Never could break her of the habit and finally got tired of explaining the difference between time and space, so Bob Dole divorced the dumb bitch.How many miles ago was that?

Predarat
10-10-2011, 08:10 AM
I do it by time, not minutes because it can vary depending on roads and traffic.

patteeu
10-10-2011, 08:12 AM
I use degrees of latitude and longitude.

notorious
10-10-2011, 08:17 AM
A lot of people can't do simple math, hence the use of "time".


20 minutes is a big city can mean 2 blocks, 20 minutes in the country could mean 17 miles.

Bob Dole
10-10-2011, 08:18 AM
How many miles ago was that?

Roughly 7,889,232.

-King-
10-10-2011, 08:20 AM
I use clicks
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Earthling
10-10-2011, 08:29 AM
Bob Dole's ex-wife (from St. Louis) used to do that shit, too.

Never could break her of the habit and finally got tired of explaining the difference between time and space, so Bob Dole divorced the dumb bitch.

It was about time...

Saulbadguy
10-10-2011, 08:30 AM
I do, but it is usually prefaced by the question "HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THERE?"

No one ever asks "How many miles is it to XXXX?"

cdcox
10-10-2011, 08:48 AM
If it is a drive that I've made more than once then I decribe the distance in driving time. If I want the milage I google map it. My brain is way too full of other garbage to store all of those distances.

Dave Lane
10-10-2011, 09:25 AM
I dumb it down sometimes and say it's five hours to OKC instead of about 270 miles. I like miles much better I can figure the time in my head instantly.

Sofa King
10-10-2011, 10:10 AM
I use both. Just depends on how far something is.

JD10367
10-10-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm from Boston. We use Smoots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot

Bearcat
10-10-2011, 12:40 PM
I dumb it down sometimes and say it's five hours to OKC instead of about 270 miles. I like miles much better I can figure the time in my head instantly.

Yeah, the problem with time is that I normally have to assume people drive like my grandmother.

Random person: It's 3 hours to Omaha.
Me: No, it's not... it's only 180 miles.
Random person: :spock:
Me: :facepalm:

or

Dave Lane: It's about 5 hours to OKC.
Me: No, it's only 270 miles.

Pawnmower
10-10-2011, 02:57 PM
not rare in california...

Especially when driving a couple miles can take 30 minutes.

Pawnmower
10-10-2011, 03:01 PM
I'm from Boston. We use Smoots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot

That dude's brother won a million bucks on "Are you smarter than a 5th Grader"