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Trophy cashews, 2.97$

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  • Jan 25th, 2023 9:55 pm
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Sr. Member
May 13, 2010
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Ottawa
luvdeals1 wrote: More like $2.97
Hard to believe that some countries actually put the currency sign after the amountFace With Tears Of Joy
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Oct 20, 2009
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Beeton
OP, why you posting every item of the GT flyer...SO.MANY.THREADS.

And none of them are really "deals"....common sale items at GT every month or two. Sigh.
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Jan 8, 2019
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qabloona wrote: Hard to believe that some countries actually put the currency sign after the amountFace With Tears Of Joy
it would make more sense tbh, we read it as " two dollars" not "dollar two".
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Aug 14, 2022
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qabloona wrote: That was the point I was trying to make and it appears to be Quebec specific. I don't recall my Acadian relatives in the maritimes or the States doing it but I am going to ask .
So Quebec is not in Canada hein? Face With Tears Of Joy
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Feb 18, 2010
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Greely
I just ate half a can of these on my way home. I prefer the Dan-D cashews when they are on sale, but these will do in a pinch...
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May 6, 2005
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Toronto
old sparks wrote: I just ate half a can of these on my way home. I prefer the Dan-D cashews when they are on sale, but these will do in a pinch...
Dan-D are way better quality than Throphy. They are on sale this week at Loblaws $12.88 / 908g for PC Members.
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Dec 25, 2010
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Canada, Quebec, Mont…
luvdeals1 wrote: More like $2.97
I sometime force myself to write it that way in English but am still perplex. Yes, I am from Quebec so I am used to write it 2.97$.

Think about it... what we do with other unit?

10cm, 1m, 10km, 355ml... do you write cm10, m1, km10, ml355

But then we can also have the date debate... where a lot of people write it m/d/y, which is kind of illogical order, etc. either d-m-y or y-m-d respect the order of magnitude of each part.

I will attach as humour also how we use the classic metric and imperial depending on things in Canada but those are "habits" and it is hard to change especially when it is adopted at mass socially as we need to interac with others. It might get normalized eventually, but it will take a lot of time. (This is just inconsistent somehow and not the same topic as the logic of order for unit like here or the date example).

And then if you shop for knife sharpener, stone, honing rod, etc. and hear "grit", you might hear the same number associated to grit and it won't even mean the same as there is a Japanese system and European system (a recent frustration but that is how it is in practice right now! Some don't even list the grit size... it is an important details, yet not everyone are detail oriented).
Reference: https://www.knivesandtools.com/en/ct/ex ... stones.htm

And then even language, there are lot of English variation (same in French). In French we have "langue" for "language", but we have also "langage" (I am not sure of the equivalent in English as both translate to "language" via Google Translate...). And sometime among the same "language", in different place, they won't use the word the same way or the connotation of the words will be different.

So... all this to say, I don't know if it is a good thing to put the $ before... but there must be a reason why it ended up being used that way just like there is a reason some write the date m/d/y (how we speak, e.g., December 16th, 2022). I am curious, so I will search about this all night or not... I really hope a 5 seconds Google search will tell me.

Now we have material for years of debate. :)
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Aug 25, 2019
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Still eating the 5 cans of these I got the last time they were on sale.

Funny thing ..just discovered how good salt and pepper version of these taste.

/Before I tried the salt and pepper version I always mistakenly thought I wouldn't like them...
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