October 7th, 2010


"Canadian English" on Wikipedia

A few weeks ago, endcredits asked why North American writers get so many "Britpicking" resources, but so little exists in the reverse.

Perhaps you already knew this, but it just occurred to me today to look: Wikipedia has a fairly extensive Canadian English entry!  I'm sure its quality is erratic, like most wiki productions, but it nevertheless appears to be an easily mined treasure for those of us who write stories set in Canada, yet are not ourselves Canadian.  The vocabulary subsection looks especially helpful for keeping our characters sounding properly at home.  (There is also a US English entry. Its vocabulary subsection is unfortunately not as handily organized.)

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