[gardeners] Re: Americans in Alberta

Gayle Fields (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 21 Jun 1998 09:59:52 -0600

Now Liz, you need to remember that a great number of Americans moved up
here in the fifties for the oil boom.  In fact, Calgary was 25% American
at one time - we even had a American Consulate here!  So those truck
drivers just may have been the offspring of those Americans. So be
careful what you say about us!!  A few years back there was a push to
become the 51st state of the US.

Gayle ;)

Liz Albrook wrote:
> Hey, Alberta is bilingual and I've been there!  They speak both
> Canadian and Redneck in Alberta.  The person I met who spoke Canadian
> English was an ex-pat American.  The people who spoke Redneck were
> mostly locals.
> Just how intense a form of Redneck did some of those people speak?
> I saw 2 trucks in 3 days sporting the Redneck, errr, I mean
> "Confederate" flag.
> Liz


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