A newbie from the Great White North




 
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March 1st, 2005  
SigPig
 

Topic: A newbie from the Great White North


Hi, just joined before the weekend.

Live now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Just finished 20 years in the CF Reserves -- communications, to be exact. Retiring, once I get the paperwork in. Gonna be a "mister" instead of a "sarge".

Found the site when I Googled the word "Bharat" -- I was trying to find the origin of the name of India -- and one of the links was your discussion page on country name origins.

BTW, I posted a link as to the origins of Nihon, Nippon, and Japan, which had been asked earlier.

Anyhow, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

SigPig
March 1st, 2005  
Rotty261
 
 
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the retirement....
March 1st, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
Always good to see anothe Canuck; even if they are from Toronto.


PS; is the gravity different in the center of the Universe?
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March 1st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums.
March 1st, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
I'm half Canuck, pal.

Welcome to the boards.
March 1st, 2005  
SigPig
 
Thanks for the welcome, all.

I should clarify: geographically, I am currently from Toronto.

In reality, I am from Newfoundland.

It may not be Toronto, but at least it's no big deal to pick up your brewskis at a corner store.

J
March 1st, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
My Sask ex girl used to say Newfoundlanders eat a lot of fish.
March 1st, 2005  
dougal
 
 
Craic
March 1st, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Welcome. Have fun here.
March 2nd, 2005  
SigPig
 
Fish is the traditional staple of the Newfoundland diet. Also, usually when a Newfoundlander says"fish", he's referring to cod. All other fish are referred to by their species (haddock, salmon, tuna, etc).

Cod is to Nfld what beef is to Alberta.

As for eating it, it's popularity is declining, but not from lack of desire. Since the Fed Gov't gave fishing rights to every country with a dragger EXCEPT the Newfoundlanders, the price of fish has skyrocketed while its availability has plummeted. Now we actually have to import cod from Iceland or Norway.

To put that in perspective, imagine that Saskatchewan had to import wheat from other countries, because only say Ukraine, Kansas, Japan, etc were allowed to harvest what grew there.

Cheers

J