Am watching “The Eleventh Hour” right now while I work on the site. This is a Canadian-made show about the world of investigative journalism. Not too bad, especially if you’re like me and only get CTV and CBC on your TV (boy I miss my digitial cable).
One of the characters said to Sonja Smits‘ character, Megan, “Well, you’re from…down east, aren’t you? Newfoundland?” only to be told that Megan is from Halifax. “It’s the same thing, isn’t it?”. NOT. I can’t count the number of times someone who isn’t from the Maritimes has told me that so and so was from the same place I am (which to me means Halifax or at the very most somewhere in Nova Scotia) only to learn that the person they’re talking about is from Newfoundland. No, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia aren’t the same thing. It’s like saying Sydney and Melbourne are the same thing — they might both be on the eastern side of the country but they’re definitely not the same place.No comments