December 23rd, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

Since becoming a couple, my husband and I have alternated between spending Christmas here in Manitoba and going home to Alberta (funny, I wrote “home” without even thinking about it!). The holidays over the last few years have been kind of bittersweet for me. When I was young, Christmas was the same every year. All […]

Dead Giveaways: How To Pronounce Things The Winnipeg Way

December 14th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

I laughed out loud reading Citizen Sourpuss’s recent post, You’re Not From Around These Here Parts: Winnipeg Edition, where she describes being mocked about her mispronunciation of Pembina, Keewatin, and Tec Voc. She says, despite having lived here for more than 2 years, “I still get outed as being an import when I open my fool […]

Words on Winnipeg

December 5th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

Confession: I have had a draft of this post sitting in my dashboard for at least 2 years, and Little Gray Bird’s post on Manitoba books was the nudge I needed to finally finish it. She writes, “When I moved to Manitoba I really didn’t know much about the province. One way for me to […]