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Friday, August 26, 2005
Canada 101 by Expat
Living abroad, one sometimes assumes the characteristics of their adoptive land. For instance, more and more I catch myself pronouncing words slightly differently ("dawg" rather than "dog") and am not nearly as polite nor as patient as I used to be. (Whether that is an affect of "Americanization" or just getting old and crotchety, I am not sure. More than likely, it is the latter.)
As such, I found the "How to Tell if You are Canadian" list to be an interesting refresher course in our home and native land. There are several points that I don't necessarily agree with, but overall it is apt.
I have managed to stick to the Canadian pronunciations on those (despite the teasing whenever I say "pasta" to the husband guy! LOL)
Last night, I was writing something on behalf of both of us. He snuck up behind me and looked over my shoulder at what I had written. He thought for a moment and then said, "If you are going to write this, at least spell correctly." He was referring to the "u" that I had put into "favourite".