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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    Being close to Canada and now spending some time up there, I have been watching more BBC channels just so I could start to understand and, perhaps, speak the language.

    Most of the time I think I do watch Hard Talk but I can't fully understand how your government is set up and what you guys call each other. So it's hard to keep track.
    The BBC is from across the pond and even I have to do a bit of a cultural shift when I watch it. It does help to put things in perspective when you get a view from different parts of the world. Even watching the BBC broadcasts from Singapore you get a different feel to the news than what you get from North America and Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    The BBC is from across the pond and even I have to do a bit of a cultural shift when I watch it. It does help to put things in perspective when you get a view from different parts of the world. Even watching the BBC broadcasts from Singapore you get a different feel to the news than what you get from North America and Europe.
    Humm.....maybe that splains why the custom guards always give me a strange look at the Canadian border when I try to speak Canadian. I didn't realize that there was a difference between the Canadian language and the British language.

    Also, so wait. Isn't Singapore a day behind us? So if you listen to them isn't it yesterdays new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    Humm.....maybe that splains why the custom guards always give me a strange look at the Canadian border when I try to speak Canadian. I didn't realize that there was a difference between the Canadian language and the British language.
    No, that is probably Quebec. They talk even funnier there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    No, that is probably Quebec. They talk even funnier there.
    As I remember (from a visit), folks in Quebec think highly of themselves... and not so highly of others...
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    No, that is probably Quebec. They talk even funnier there.
    No. I solved that language problem back in 1971 when I was in Quebec. There they speak French, a language I can understand especially when they are mad at me. And French women have a funny way of saying no. Lots of body english...or should I say body French.

    I'm spending some time in Vancouver, B.C. and have been attempting to communicate with the native type citizens there. I have not got the language down yet as I can tell by the expression on the average citizens face.
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