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Mencken on Chinook Jargon’s influence

H.L. Mencken‘s famous 1945 book on “The American Language” (Supplement 1) gets into the subject of Chinook Jargon’s influence on our English, on pages 310-311. I hear a wisely skeptical voice in his… Continue reading

Our English as she is spoke (or a column only Canadians will understand)

By Dave Bidini in the National Post.  Give’r! But it sounds like he stopped right about the Alberta-BC border, eh?  😉 I’ve never heard BC folks call each other “Skookum”.  See my addendum below.… Continue reading