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Re: Visitors Guide to Vancouver

From: Bob Freund <bob.freund@hitachisoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 19:27:34 -0500
To: Tony Rogers <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>, David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: "[WS-A]" <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Message-id: <BFF2F5A6.C3E1%bob.freund@hitachisoftware.com>
Even when they are flush?

On 1/9/06 1:11 AM, "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com> wrote:

> 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?
> :-)
> 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
Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2006 00:27:42 UTC

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