Canadians, learn from my shower curtain!

June 25th, 2006

I received this email today:

“I noticed on your site as number eight (8) you have it as ‘Victoria Island’. That should read ‘Vancouver Island’. Thought you should be aware.”

That is the single most commonly recurring email people send me.

My reply: ” Thanks for writing. Vancouver Island is 42nd; Victoria is in another part of Canada — please see the attached view of my shower curtain:”

Victoria I. in Canada's Arctic

That’s not soap scum, by the way. It’s, uh, pack ice. In any case, the curtain did not survive my getting married. [Canadian geography]

One Response to “Canadians, learn from my shower curtain!”

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