William Matheson (nova_one) wrote,
William Matheson

What province is that in?

Someone in Winnipeg doing a survey about higher education on behalf of the Maritime Provinces asked me what province Halifax was in.

I couldn't believe it. I exclaimed, "It's a provincial capital!"

"OK, Manitoba?"

"You're IN Manitoba! Winnipeg is the capital, so it can't be Manitoba, can it?"


She admitted she was new to Canada. We continued with the survey, but at the end, I advised her: "Learn your capitals. They'll be on the citizenship test." ;-)

But guess what? She has a job, and I don't. So she may get the last laugh this time.
Tags: surveys, universities
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