Since we’re on a bit of a Canadian kick this week – it is after all the 150th birthday of our country – I thought I’d delve into the linguistics of our home and native land. No I don’t mean the French-English thing I mean an idiom that every comedian – particularly non-Canadians – seems to think is hysterically funny. Those two little letters that has come to define a Canadian accent for the world though I myself have seldom heard it used and never use it myself.
Again we have to thank the CBC for enlightenment (even though I am pedantic enough to note that though Oliver Goldsmith was Anglo-Irish She Stoops to Conquer hardly qualifies as an “Irish” play) and entertainment, and my friend Cathy for bringing this little video to my attention. She a fine lady, eh?
On this day in 1534: Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.