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Re: Canadian spelling



on 6/13/00 1:17 AM, DT Fletcher at FletcherOR@AOL.COM wrote:

> In a message dated 6/12/00 8:38:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> barker@BRUCEMAUDESIGN.COM writes:
>
> << Americans often make the mistake of thinking they have a monopoly on
> English
> culture (or perhaps culture in general) >>
>
> One of my fondest memories of a long trip through Canada was trying to obtain
> a Canadian flag decal from a service station.  The attendant kept staring at
> me like I was a complete idiot.  Of course, I was sure he was a complete
> idiot.  "Oh," he explained, my finger pointing at the de -'cal (US). You want
> a dec'- al (CAN).
> Dean Fletcher
>
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Ha! My favourite* personal US/Canadian cultural exchange was when a guy I
was working with in upstate New York asked me if I spoke (in all
seriousness) 'Canadian'!

MB

* http://www.luther.bc.ca/~dave7cnv/cdnspelling/cdnspelling.html#F

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