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“Toronto,” words of the year, “sk(c)optical” (all sic)


Extremely supergay Moncole podcast host takes supergay stab at pronouncing “Dundas,” fails


It is not ex-pat


Kevin Rushby misquotes a Newfoundlander


Two or three variants of the same word: orange and Ornge


About 373 times since 1996


ABC Radio National’s Lingua Franca interviewed me about Canadian English and Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours


David Crystal tells the story of English in 100 words, here presented in a form you can actually read

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