I’m originally from New Brunswick (the province in Canada not the city in New Jersey), but I’ve spent most of my adult life in Ontario. Kingston specifically, but this is subject to change at a moment’s notice.
I’m thankful for spell check, and well aware of its limits. I once wrote an entire essay about Canadian history while spelling it Canadien–oops. No, spell check didn’t notice. Thanks–and bite me–Canadian Multilingual Standard, which my keyboard likes to switch to all by itself, usually when I’m in the midst of typing furiously. All of a sudden, ‘?’ becomes ‘É’. Very irritating.
My engineering education doesn’t help with my spelling, but I like to think I have some critical thinking skills, and maybe a little work ethic, when I choose to exercise them.
For the record, I rarely if ever say ‘eh’. Though it drives me nuts when it’s used incorrectly, as it almost always is, in media portrayals of
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