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Old 01-16-2016, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Kamloops, 100 Mile House, Peace River, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon, Flin Flon, Brandon, Thunder Bay, Kapuskasing, Baie Comeau, Shawinigan (the latter two birthing modern Canadian PM's), Frederickton, St. John's, Halifax, Syndney, Charlottetown (OK I'll admit I'm stumped without going to Google on a second PEI city), Gander, Goose Bay, Whitehorse, Dawson, Whiteknife, Yellowhorse (maybe mixed up the names a bit), Hay River, Iqaluit, and Kugluktuk f/k/a (before Trudeau) Coppermine.

So two per province, without Googling, with those qualifications.
If true, good. Curious though, how would someone from your area even know about these places. It's not like most of them are ever in the news?
You either have a curious mind and interest, which I commend, or ???

EDIT: Minus the mistakes.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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If true, good. Curious though, how would someone from your area even know about these places. It's not like most of them are ever in the news?
You either have a curious mind and interest, which I commend, or ???

EDIT: Minus the mistakes.


I know I spent a hell of a lot of time looking at maps for no good reason other than I like them/geography. Could be that.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I know I spent a hell of a lot of time looking at maps for no good reason other than I like them/geography. Could be that.
I did as well. Used to have a children's level encyclopedia set, and access to adult ones. Loved reading as well as playing baseball LOL.

I wonder if I was a kid today, how much time I'd spend surfing the web and using Google Maps until my eyes turned red?
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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My story is something similar with a veteran father who put high value on knowledge of ALL kinds and invested in a complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica for my brother and I to use through high school.

He and I used to compete with each other to find the most obscure piece of information to tease each other with over the supper table, much to dad's delight.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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No.
Does it bother people from the US that other countries believe that Hollywood is an accurate depiction of day to day life in the US?
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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Hey, Canada's boring...what can you say? If you want to say boring is good, cool. But boring it is.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:14 AM
 
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It is highly unlikely that an American knows the variety of French he is typing and it can't be made up by an English speaker using babelfish or another translation machine (which translate to "standard French"). Knowledge is limited to French-Canadians and assimilated immigrants, so whoever Acajack is, I can guarantee unequivocally that he is a French speaking Canadian.

It says something when you can't recognize that he is writing a particular form of French spoken only by Canadians (your people)? Hmm...
We rarely agree but I'll second that one. No generic language translator site would offer up that phraseology. The "French" would be mortified.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It is highly unlikely that an American knows the variety of French he is typing and it can't be made up by an English speaker using babelfish or another translation machine (which translate to "standard French"). Knowledge is limited to French-Canadians and assimilated immigrants, so whoever Acajack is, I can guarantee unequivocally that he is a French speaking Canadian.

It says something when you can't recognize that he is writing a particular form of French spoken only by Canadians (your people)? Hmm...
I used to think that customs people at Dorval airport probably don't even need to check our passports when we return to the country, given the uniqueness of the accent and speech.


In another era (pre 9-11) this may actually have been the case for all I know.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Canadians can't form criticisms of our country without being labelled Americans or having our Canadianness questioned by certain segments? You aren't telling us anything that many of us don't already know.
It's so rare for some people to hear counter-arguments about Canada not being perfect that when someone does say it, they look for some type of bizarro explanation so that they can make some sense of it.
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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I'm a Canadian first -- and had a good friend who is Canadian comment on how smug Canadians have become. It is kind of true.............polite and smug.....
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