|From:||wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 4, 2000, 18:16|
>Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 22:31:12 EDT
>From: Jonathan Chang <Zhang2323@...>
>Subject: interestin' factoids (mostly language-related)
>Things you didn't know you didn't know:
>> On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over
>> the Parliament building is an American flag
As a Canadian, I must correct this. The flag on the old $2 is
the Canadian Red Ensign which flew over the Parliament Buildings
until 1965. The $2 is no longer in circulation, having been
replaced by a coin (the 'twoonie').
In a vaguely related vein, today is the 100th birthday of the
Queen Mother, long may she live, and long may her daughter reign.
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