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Re: On the Concept of Irony w/ Continual Reference to Caro, the #1 Sunshine Queen

Originally Posted by bruce goose View Post
Someone asked me and I didn't know the answer,so i'm turning to you:

We see occasional examples where the pinche gringos bastardos spell words a litle differently,such as "color" without the 'u',or "realise" with a 'z',but do you Canadians--Quebecois excluded,of course--always spell your words exactly as the Brits do,or are there differences sometimes??
Well, I guess that it varies from person to person. My best guess is that most Canadians use the American spelling, that is generally how most people that I know spell their words. I tend to use the British way just to differentiate myself a little bit from my American cousins.

I can't give you the answer but it would be interesting to know how much, if any, variation there is from province to province. The Atlantic/Maritime provinces (where I am from) may have stronger ties to England than the rest of the country does and as a consequence I suspect that the farther west you go the less common the British spelling is used but that is just a guess.

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