Odd Language #168: Conversion Crazy

Last weekend, I was on the West Coast of British Columbia to attend to the scattering of my mom’s ashes. During that time, I made three trips between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish. Three times, I saw a road sign for “24.2 KM CREEK”.

The issue: This is an obvious (and silly) conversion of “15 MILE CREEK”. On my way home, I drove over “19 MILE CREEK” (north of Whistler) which apparently is just fine non-metric.