Lost in Translation

When we decided to move to Canada, we started looking forward to meeting what we understood to be the stereotypical Canadian – someone obsessed with hockey, eating everything with a side of maple syrup, saying ‘aboot‘ all the time, and ending every sentence with ‘eh‘.  We are yet to meet that type of Canadian, although optimistic it could still happen!

Anyway, the point is, sure, we expected to have to adjust to this semi-metric, semi-imperial country, which doesn’t appear to have any national standard for describing the date, but we never anticipated that moving from one English speaking country to another, would still include ‘lost in translation’ moments!

What follows are a few of our notable anecdotes.

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