Yay, your team!
It’s winter, so I’m guessing hockey. Or maybe basketball. That’s a winter sport, right?
Not only is it that time of year, but hockey has been in the news because the city of Cornwall tore down a front-yard rink due to bylaw violations. How very un-Canadian.
Today’s Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com talks about copyediting hockey-related style. Spoiler: “Pond hockey” is a style, not a locale.
Between my lack of hockey knowledge and my advocating for dropping the practice/practise distinction, I think my exile is pretty much underway.
*Editing Canadian English is strangely silent on the topic of hockey. Really, ECE? Really? Come, we’ll keep each other company in exile. You’re generally silent on the topic of sports, and so am I. We’ll get along like [some sports analogy].
Mentioned in this story:
- Cornwall tearing down a front-yard rink due to bylaw violations
- The Canadian Press Stylebook
- Only in Canada, You Say
This was reshared by the MacMillan Dictionary blog.
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