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Jul 10th 2018, 1:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Goodbye Greyhound in Western Canada.

Ah. I don't disagree with any of this.

Objection withdrawn, Your Honour.
Jul 10th 2018, 12:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Goodbye Greyhound in Western Canada.

Wait up, Bristol. The bus service was a private for-profit business. Greyhound had given the three western Provincial governments over a year's warning that their services were financially...
Jul 6th 2018, 8:04 pm
Replies: 7,088
Views: 325,922
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Let's talk about cars

For sure. Your negotiating position is to move closer to the exit door if they don't stop being so stupid.

A deposit should secure the maximum price; there's always the chance that (as Lansbury...
Jul 6th 2018, 7:11 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Is Justin Trudeau a fraud?

I suggested up-thread it was misdirected sarcasm, but I think you nail it here. Arch jocularity is right, he's used a deliberately out-of-date turn of phrase - moreover, one used more often in the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2018, 6:52 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Ottawa

Oh well, if that's the game, may I please present:

Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt. Not a punt cut square, just a square cut punt. It's round in the stern and blunt in the front. Mrs Puggy...
Jul 6th 2018, 6:03 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Is Justin Trudeau a fraud?

Absolutely. Just within current Ontario politics we have Doug Ford (son of former Ontario MPP Douglas Ford Sr, brother of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford). Caroline Mulroney. Christine Elliott (OK, so...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2018, 2:43 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Netflix series about Canada?

Yes.
No. No it isn't.
Yes, Yes he is. In almost every respect, and constantly.
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2018, 2:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Ottawa

How now, brown cow?

Every language has its regional accent shibboleths, I suspect.

Another French one I remember from school was "a good white wine." Easily distinguished vowel sounds were...
Jul 6th 2018, 2:34 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Is Justin Trudeau a fraud?

Yes, that's the editorial. What's instructive is not so much Trudeau's action (which is not actually articulated at all) but the fact that he tried to make a sarcastic apology - as though if he'd...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2018, 2:29 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: UK to USA now onto Canada - A new chapter begins.

Ah, the "Waterside Inn & Residences." My office is in the building next door to the old CIBC bank on the corner of Lakeshore (recently demolished, the bank branch moved over the road into the shiny...
Jul 6th 2018, 2:02 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Is Justin Trudeau a fraud?

I'm intrigued how you all know what the alleged behaviour actually was. I've seen an editorial from a local newspaper, that puts a phrase like "inapproriately 'handled'" (with the quotes around...
Jul 5th 2018, 1:52 pm
Replies: 7,197
Views: 445,737
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: WTF in America

Wait.. what? Are you trolling, Robin?

USS Maine blew up and sank more than 120 years after independence, three decades after the civil war, and was seen by some as a trigger for the escalation of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 5th 2018, 1:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Movecube / 7 Seas

Run away. Run away fast. That's not anybody's international removals depot - here's the Streetmap view of the driveway to that address:...
Forum: Canada
Jul 5th 2018, 1:14 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Ottawa

My French is far from fluent. But when I do speak it, it's with (I've been told) a Lyonnais accent - thanks to my high school teacher who hailed from somewhere near Grenoble. I can pick up a fair...
Forum: Canada
Jul 5th 2018, 12:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Movecube / 7 Seas

I'm intrigued as to where you found information that your box would be "dropped in Havelock" - that's a tiny community, with what looks like (according to Google Maps) a tiny rail yard and a small...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2018, 8:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: UK to USA now onto Canada - A new chapter begins.

I live in Oakville (in the "boring suburb" part according to Kentonmag, north of the QEW highway, but hey ho) and work on Lakeshore Rd in Port Credit. FWIW my commute is around 15km each way, about a...
Jul 4th 2018, 1:27 pm
Replies: 7,197
Views: 445,737
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: WTF in America

My dad had a great rule for driving in Paris, which he had picked up from a French Army driver years ago. "Priorité à droite" can usefully be translated as "aim for the traffic on your left." It...
Jul 3rd 2018, 6:07 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 1,203
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Long weekend.

Unlikely to be Nanticoke these days. The coal-fired generating station was shut down in 2013; the chimneys were demolished in February this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwLNzok0-M0
Jul 3rd 2018, 4:06 pm
Replies: 15,632
Views: 526,400
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: President Trump

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

No, really, that's very funny indeed. I mean, it's not as if a future presidential candidate was at the helm of a movement entirely dedicated to trying to prove the...
Jun 27th 2018, 8:13 pm
Replies: 4,473
Views: 171,079
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

With comments like that, there was only one possible course of action. Consider it done!
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2018, 4:56 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: TV's

Three things:
1. Ignore the crap Jerseygirl posted (in this instance; most of what she says is golden!) about home insurance. It's one of the most enduring - and evidence-free - urban myths on the...
Jun 26th 2018, 2:07 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 1,668
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Gang Shootings Toronto Rant

I think I'd rather my wings were made from the traditional part of the chicken's anatomy ;)
Jun 22nd 2018, 5:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By Oakvillian

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:19 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 7,551
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Cannabis

Since when (and where) is cannabis a "dangerous narcotic?" In most legislative frameworks that I'm aware of, it is viewed as neither of those things.

Of course, the alcohol laws are ridiculous....
Jun 22nd 2018, 1:00 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 1,857
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Should Canada invade USA

No, not usually. Irregular border crossing is a misdemeanour offence, and would typically result in either releasing suspects into the care of a relative, or holding them in an ICE facility pending a...
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