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On the way down to ASDA today a very nice man stopped me for directions to the Great Western Road. I was unable to help him. He did, however, ask if I was Canadian so I guess that made my day. Apparently I have a "canadian twang" that reminded him of Toronto. He then gave me his condolences for the idiot shrub and went on his way.

£47

Date: 6 Nov 2006 14:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slownewsday.livejournal.com
Oh! I like that! I've always found piles of coins quite aesthetically pleasing, though. =]

Date: 6 Nov 2006 14:24 (UTC)

Date: 6 Nov 2006 15:15 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rethought.livejournal.com
Not to ruin your enjoyment, but I find that everyone asks if I'm Canadian. Apparently, Canadians get huffy if you ask them the opposite question, so the locals have just taken on the 'Are you from Canada?' to be safe.

Since I'm staying here for the forseeable future, I just say that I'm from Aberdeen. I find the bafflement deliciously amusing. :)

Date: 6 Nov 2006 16:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toosuto.livejournal.com
La la la! I can't hear you! eh?


Look: Molson Ice, hockey, um... mooses eating walnuts

Date: 6 Nov 2006 16:41 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bryree.livejournal.com
AAAaaaaahhhhhhhhh! *runs*

Date: 6 Nov 2006 19:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] k8cre8.livejournal.com
I would say you sound more Canadian than I do. But, I will also say that's really not saying much.

Hey, that's a nifty picture.

Why is it that foreign currency always is more interesting than dollars?

Date: 7 Nov 2006 01:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thedragonweaver.livejournal.com
Because we're still basing our designs on styles that have been around since pre-Roman times. Oh! Look! There's a leader! On our coins! And our bills!

Actually, the new $10 is almost pretty.

Date: 7 Nov 2006 08:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toosuto.livejournal.com
Lessee:

£1: Elizabeth II, 50p: Elizabeth II, 5p: Elizabeth II, £2: Elizabeth II, 20p: Elizabeth II, 10p: Elizabeth II, 1p: Elizabeth II, 2p: Elizabeth II, Old Scottish £5: Lord Ilay (first govenor), New Scottish £5: Sir Walter Scott. It's pretty romanesque here too. Plus as an added bonus the money feels more like a receipt in your pocket.

Date: 8 Nov 2006 19:29 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] portlandpiglet.livejournal.com
I have actually had people ask me if I'm from Canada -- while being in the US. I think that there's something about the NW's tame accent that sounds Canadian. I always think Canadians sound like they're from Minnesota.

Date: 8 Nov 2006 19:47 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toosuto.livejournal.com
Minnesota? See now that's just cruel...

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