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Re: Visitors Guide to Vancouver

From: Tom Rutt <tom@coastin.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 15:19:27 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>, David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>, public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-id: <43C2C54F.90001@coastin.com>

David Orchard wrote:

> Two shots, nice! 
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> Canadians generally do not consider themselves American, no more than 
> Massachusetts or Californian residents pride themselves on being 
> Alabamans or Texans.  And no more than Argentinian's or Brazillians 
> consider themselves "American" because they live in South America.  
> Different political entities and all that. 
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>
> One tip that I can readily offer is that if you would like to "go 
> native" in Canada, you can try a slightly different saying of words 
> that contain "out", starting with "out and about".  It sounds almost 
> like "oot", as in "oot and aboot".
>
I grew up in Detroit, which is a suburb of Windsor Ontario Canada.

Since I am a native US american, I feel I should give my percieved 
pronounciation of "out and about" in Canadian

it is more like "ouoot" and "abouut", ( actually halfway between that 
and what Dave suggests).

They also pronunce schedule as "shedule", just like our British pals.

Tom Rutt

>   Another trick is to periodically end sentences with "eh".  One thing 
> not to do, is to wear a backpack with a big Canadian flag.  Apparently 
> that's mandatory gear for Americans traveling to Europe these days.  
> But people can always tell the difference, because Canadians of course 
> have a small Canadian flag on their back pack. 
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> Cheers,
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> Dave
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> *From:* Rogers, Tony [mailto:Tony.Rogers@ca.com]
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 08, 2006 10:12 PM
> *To:* David Hull; David Orchard
> *Cc:* public-ws-addressing@w3.org
> *Subject:* RE: Visitors Guide to Vancouver
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> You really have to watch the Canadian spellings, too - most 
> English-speaking countries have "straits", but they have "straights" - 
> any bets that their "straights" are narrow?
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> :-)
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> *From:* public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org on behalf of David Hull
> *Sent:* Mon 09-Jan-06 17:08
> *To:* David Orchard
> *Cc:* public-ws-addressing@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Visitors Guide to Vancouver
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> Dave,
>
> Thanks for the writeup, and particularly the native's perspective.  A 
> few questions come to mind:
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>     * Do people speak mainly Canadian there, or will they understand
>       English?
>     * I notice that public parks are measured in hectares and speed
>       limits in km/h, but seawalls are measured in miles.  Are there
>       any other interesting non-metric measurements in use?
>     * Will my CDs still play in Canada, or will they have to be
>       converted to metric?
>     * Do Canadians consider themselves American, and if not, what
>       continent do they claim to live on?
>
> Seriously though, I still remember an incident from fifteen years or 
> so ago at a service counter somewhere in the bowels of YYZ.  I was 
> coming back from the Netherlands and had plenty of time to make my 
> connection.  The gentleman ahead of me, also from the US, was not so 
> fortunate.  Growing ever more irate, he told the clerk that he had 
> been at the gate N minutes before departure (I forget what value of 
> N).  The clerk informed him that he had need to be there N+k minutes 
> before departure.  "No," the gentleman said, "the FAA regulations say 
> N minutes."   "Sir," the clerk said, "it's N+k minutes," and then, 
> with a perfectly timed pause and icy politeness, "You're in a 
> different country, sir."
>
> David Orchard wrote:
>
>I've written up a Visitor's Guide to Vancouver at
>
>http://www.pacificspirit.com/VancouverGuide.html.  
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>Hopefully this will provide some useful information for visitors.  Let
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>me know if you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions.  Bear in mind
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>I've been somewhat time constrained of late :-)
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>Huge, Mark, can we get this linked to from the w3c wsa registration
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>pages?
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>Cheers,
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>Dave
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