Among the differences I've already noted, some obvious, some not:
- shallots = SHAW-luts, not SHALL-uts
- micmac = MIG-maw, unless you're talking about the Mic Mac Mall
- Dalhousie = like it's spelled, not as in Port Duh-LOO-zee
- Dartmouth = DART-muth, not -mouth
- Agricola St = ah-GRIC-o-LUH, not like a farmer's soft drink
- Gottingen = GAW-tih-jen
- Cunard St = imagine Preston Manning saying the french word for duck
- Duffus St = not pronounced "doofus"
- Amherst = ammerst, not am-herst
- Tatamagouch = ends in goosh, like push or tush
Other notes noted... Chocolate milk is more readily available in 2% m.f. So that means I've effectively doubled my daily intake of badass m.f. And I've been charged deposit on cans/bottles of pop/juice/etc. Uh, can I take these back to the store? Or is it an incentive program for the shopping-cart crowd?
Saturday night/Sunday morning I looked up from the balcony, and as the clouds flew by, I could see stars. Not the Ben Mulroney Show variety, but actual masses of incandescent gas far, far away. Not as many as I would've seen in Kirkland Lake if it hadn't been cloudy, but the lack of tall buildings and diminished light pollution made the sky a more inspiring sight than I ever saw looking up from midtown Toronto. Now I'm wondering if my 1979-vintage National Geographic star chart got pitched or packed.
Quick plug, unrelated to any of this: if your computer will support it, get Google Earth. Seriously, it's funnn.