Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 10:03:37 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: Re: Quebec English "Wind-chill factor", distinctively Canadian? Eh, no! Ingrid Peritz's article on Quebec English and Canadian English, quoted by Dan Goodman, includes the paragraph (apparently based on the _Guide to Canadian English Usage_) While anglo Quebecers have expressions to call their own, so do all English Canadians. From hosers to loonies, sovereignists to tuques, pogey to baby bonus to wind-chill factor, Canadians use a variety of English distinct from British or American English. "Wind-chill factor" has been a part of my regular vocabulary for many years (Northeast US all my life, except for 7 years in Berkeley). I don't see how Dan can have missed that. At first I thought he might be from Dallas or Atlanta or some place where the number is never used, but Minneapolis?! Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: