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RE: Visitors Guide to Vancouver

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 12:24:31 -0800
Message-ID: <E16EB59B8AEDF445B644617E3C1B3C9C3B502F@repbex01.amer.bea.com>
To: <tom@coastin.com>
Cc: "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>, "David Hull" <dmh@tibco.com>, <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>

Huh.  On the "Wet coast", we often pronounce schedule with the hard "k"
sound.  I wonder if that the "sh" version is a central Canada thingy.  

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Rutt [mailto:tom@coastin.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 12:19 PM
> To: David Orchard
> Cc: Rogers, Tony; David Hull; public-ws-addressing@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Visitors Guide to Vancouver
> 
> David Orchard wrote:
> 
> > Two shots, nice!
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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> >
> > *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
> >
> > Dave,
> >
> > Thanks for the writeup, and particularly the native's perspective.
A
> > few questions come to mind:
> >
> >     * 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Hopefully this will provide some useful information for visitors.
Let
> >
> >me know if you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions.  Bear in
mind
> >
> >I've been somewhat time constrained of late :-)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Huge, Mark, can we get this linked to from the w3c wsa registration
> >
> >pages?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
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