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Old 12-12-2021, 08:16 PM
 
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I knew that. The TD Bank Garden in Boston, where the NBA Celtics, and NHL Bruins play, is a subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Yes, I have seen the Raptors play there. It's a nice stadium, and I do love all the Celtics' green. (My favorite color. Oops, colour, when I'm up here, hehehe.)
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Old 12-13-2021, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yes, I have seen the Raptors play there. It's a nice stadium, and I do love all the Celtics' green. (My favorite color. Oops, colour, when I'm up here, hehehe.)
Actually the history of how we spell certain words in Canada isn't what most people think and some much more recent. Plus it even differed between provinces.

Many an old newspaper would spell it COLOR.

https://www.grin.com/document/262371

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Old 12-13-2021, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Actually the history of how we spell certain words in Canada isn't what most people think and some much more recent. Plus it even differed between provinces.

Many an old newspaper would spell it COLOR.

https://www.grin.com/document/262371
In Quebec we overwhelmingly spell COLOUR as "COULEUR".
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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More seriously, there definitely is a Canadian English spelling standard. It is used by the federal government, all provincial governments and almost all municipal governments, news organizations, civil society, etc.

Provincial variations do exist, in the sense that in some parts of the country average people informally may be more or less likely to use American (or more rarely, British) spellings that differ from the Canadian standards.

You are also get quite a bit of variability in terms of some businesses using American spelling more, but this is more business-specific (ie whether they are US-controlled or have lots of clients there) as opposed to geographically specific in certain regions.
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:40 PM
 
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Actually the history of how we spell certain words in Canada isn't what most people think and some much more recent. Plus it even differed between provinces.

Many an old newspaper would spell it COLOR.

https://www.grin.com/document/262371
Pretty good. I'm going to pass that to my daughter. She'll like it, too.
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:41 PM
 
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More seriously, there definitely is a Canadian English spelling standard. It is used by the federal government, all provincial governments and almost all municipal governments, news organizations, civil society, etc.

Provincial variations do exist, in the sense that in some parts of the country average people informally may be more or less likely to use American (or more rarely, British) spellings that differ from the Canadian standards.

You are also get quite a bit of variability in terms of some businesses using American spelling more, but this is more business-specific (ie whether they are US-controlled or have lots of clients there) as opposed to geographically specific in certain regions.
I use the when-in-Rome approach to spelling. When I'm in Canada, the "u" goes in and license becomes licence.
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Old 12-14-2021, 02:50 AM
 
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"Princess Margaret Cancer Centre" ...

It's happening. You are slowly being assimilated. Look at you, spelling CENTRE
Do you use American spelling in Canada or your own or British? eg I wrote a cheque at the shopping centre for my licence. Or a check at the shopping center for my license. I will practise my piano performance when I go to piano practice. Etc.

Just curious!
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Old 12-14-2021, 03:17 AM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Do you use American spelling in Canada or your own or British? eg I wrote a cheque at the shopping centre for my licence. Or a check at the shopping center for my license. I will practise my piano performance when I go to piano practice. Etc.

Just curious!
In Canadian schools we are taught what is called Standard British English spelling and that's what's used the most. But you may see us use all three forms of English spelling - British English, Canadian English variations (including variations in pronunciation as well as Canadian origin vocabulary that doesn't exist nor get used in other countries) and occasionally American English gets used interchangeably with British or Canadian English.

This article goes into more detail: https://moverdb.com/british-vs-american-english/

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Old 12-14-2021, 07:38 AM
 
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In Canadian schools we are taught what is called Standard British English spelling and that's what's used the most. But you may see us use all three forms of English spelling - British English, Canadian English variations (including variations in pronunciation as well as Canadian origin vocabulary that doesn't exist nor get used in other countries) and occasionally American English gets used interchangeably with British or Canadian English.

This article goes into more detail: https://moverdb.com/british-vs-american-english/

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My head hurts! Sometimes the auto-spell checker can keep up to my locations and sometimes it fails miserably.

LOL -
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Old 12-14-2021, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Do you use American spelling in Canada or your own or British? eg I wrote a cheque at the shopping centre for my licence. Or a check at the shopping center for my license. I will practise my piano performance when I go to piano practice. Etc.

Just curious!
Official Canadian spelling is actually a mix of American and British spelling.

So colour, centre, etc. which is British.

But authorize, categorize, etc. which is American. For some reason it's "analyse" though.

This is official Canadian spelling so institutions generally follow it but compliance on the ground IRL is variable as we've said.

All Canadian banks AFAIK use the British "cheque" but it's not uncommon for Canadians to write "check" informally.
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