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O, Canaduh, Part 6

| Learning | March 9, 2015

(I’m in a class with a Canadian teacher. The teacher says something, and I respond. I forget the word I want in English, and say it in French.)

Teacher: “Yes, that’s right, it does. Also, what she said was [quotes me in English].”

Student: “How did you know she spoke French?”

Me: “Uh, she’s Canadian. Most Canadians speak French.”

Student: “But isn’t Canada a state?”

(The teacher is watching us, obviously enjoying a conversation she’s heard many versions of, and not being on the receiving end for once.)

Me: “No, it’s the country directly north of us. It’s still part of the Commonwealth.”

Student: “You mean they’re communist?”

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