However, there are certain words that have already slipped into my vernacular - words that are decidedly Brit, and most un-Canadian. For example:
- back garden vs backyard
- cycle vs bike
- roundabout vs traffic circle
- car park vs parking lot
- tissues vs kleenex
- shops vs stores
I have avoided others though, thank goodness:
- it's an elevator, not a lift
- it's six-thirty, not half-six (What is that about? Half-six would be three o'clock, duh.)
- it's still a cookie, not a biscuit
- I will never say, "I was stood there..." - hello, you were standing there.
- 'up the road' - everyone says everything is 'just up the road'. Example #1: "Where is the nearest grocery store?" "Oh, in Milton - just up the road" (truth: 20 min bike ride). Example #2: "How far is the walk to the playground?" "Not far, just up the road." (truth: 20 second walk). Example #3: "It's not far, it's just up the road in London." (truth: 1 hour by train).
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