Ottawa, Canada (Was Re: [oclug] R.I.P. Ottawa-Carleton)
dyork at e-smith.com
Tue Jan 16 10:59:46 EST 2001
Trevor Curtis wrote:
> I have found that many in other countries (like Americans ;) ) will
> just give you a weird look if you say "I'm from Ottawa, Ontario", but
> "I'm from Ottawa Canada" seems to clear things up.
I can completely vouch for this! Given that I've just had to tell
people in the US that I've moved to Ottawa, I've learned that the
vast majority of folks down there don't have a clue about the
provinces of Canada (except for Quebec - due to proximity many
people in NH know about Quebec)... so saying "Ottawa, Ontario"
gets blank stares... but "Ottawa in Canada", they understand.
It seems that as far as many of my fellow Americans are concerned,
Canada is just one big country somewhere up north.
Fun, fun, fun...
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