Monday, March 12, 2007

Countdown to Test the Nation -5

FIVE days remain until Test the Nation.

Today's topic: Demonyms
Place name-based label that describes a resident of a particular city, territory, or country.
In the interest of time (my own) I'm sticking to Canada.

By Province/City

Alberta - Albertan, Calgarian, Edmontonian
British Columbia - British Columbian, Vancouverite, Victorian
New Brunswick - New Brunswickan, New Brunswickian, Frederictonian
Manitoba - Manitoban, Winnipegger
Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundlander, Newfie, Labridorian
Northwest Territories - Northwesterner, Yellowknifer
Nova Scotia - Nova Scotian, Bluenoser, Haligonian (for Halifax)
Nunavut Territory - Nunavitian, Nunavut
Ontario - Ontarian, Torontonian, *Londoner, **Ottawanians
Prince Edward Island - Prince Edward Islander, Islander
Quebec - Quebecois, Quebecian, Quebecan, Quebecer, Montrealer, Montrealais
Saskatchewan - Saskatchewanian, Saskatchewanan, Moosejavian (for Moose Jaw), Reginaian
Yukon Territory - Yukoner, Yukonian, Yukonite, Dawsonite, Faroite

And on a totally unrelated note - I finally bought a laptop. I say 'finally' because if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I've been hemming and hawing about it for the past 3-4 months.
It's a refurbished Gateway model, should arrive in the next four or five days. Hopefully, this will facilitate my writing schedule! No more excuses...

*amended for Amy :)
** I had the darnest with Ottawa, but found an obsure site that referred to Ottawanians. Can anyone confirm this? Gah -- it's our nation's capital -- we need to know what to call them!!

5 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

Fun to read your Demonym list! And I'm tickled to hear that you got a laptop -- you are going to love it! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Lap Tops ROCK!

And you forgot the 10th largest city in Canada, London, hello. I guess I'll forgive this one time, but the denoynm for London is Londoner.

So excited!!!! I'm as excited as a pace of asses, hehehe.

Wylie Kinson said...

According to fedex tracking, I should get my laptop on Thursday... just in time for the TT!

And Amy -- I will amend the demonyms immediately! Sorry for the oversight.

Christine said...

Woot! I'm a Haligonian and a Frederictonian! Maybe I'll make Onian the name of one of my future characters hehehe.

Amy Ruttan said...

Thanks, I see you ammended for me. Hehe!!!

The Ottawa one sounds awkward.