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How long is a Canadian click?

Question #96131. Asked by queproblema. (May 28 08 5:18 PM)

BRY2K

In Canada we call a kilometer a "click" or "klick".

One kilometer equals One kilometer is equivalent to 1,000 meters or 0.62 miles.

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/miles-to-kilometers.htm

 May 28 08, 5:37 PM
queproblema

Yay, Bry!

This site confirms it's a Canadianism,

but this one says it was coined by the US military in Vietnam....maybe.

Wiki says it may be a contraction of "kilometer," which is what I guessed when Canadian friends used the term. They thought it came from clicks of the odometer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klick

 May 28 08, 6:35 PM

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