Sunday, January 3, 2016

A French-Canadian in Oxford...

Top of the evening to all...

After Justin Trudeau was sworn at...I mean sworn Prime Minister, I sent him a note of congratulations.  This is a right and proper courtesy, quite separate from how I might feel about his politics.  I assume he got thousands of such notes.

There was a letter from his office when I got back from vacation this last week.  Obviously, I opened it.  There was a letter thanking me for the note of congratulations.  After showing it to several people, we are all of the opinion that it is a signed letter.  It was not a stamp.  I am flattered.

I had a chuckle though.  After everything I wrote about the differences in grammatical styles here and in the US, I noted that the letter from the PM made use of the Oxford comma.

Have a good evening everyone.


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