Speech is very rigid. Once spoken words cannot be replaced. It is unlike written words where you have only to move your thoughts around to make them sound as you meant them to be. As a writer there is always a second chance to say what you want to convey.
As a Canadian we have much to be proud of. Canadians are recognized the world over for being nice. It is the one word phrase that best describes how others views us. So let's live up to our reputation. Smiles are contagious. Share one today.
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Words are one of the most powerful tools that we have. They have the power to hurt and they have the power to heal. They explain how people feel when they are happy, angry, or sad.
Words tell you how things work and why these same items don't when they won't. You can learn how to bake something, make something, or how to fix that darn something that decided to stop doing what it was supposed to.
Words are wonderful. Creative writing creates an atmosphere that transports its reader into another time and place. The written word has the power to change the opinion of its reader. It can alter the direction of a persons life or lifestyle. It can cause a reader to laugh, cry, or to feel empathy or emotion toward someone or something that they otherwise would not have. Words are powerful. Handle them with care.
Yet speech terrifies me. You can't change how your spoken words fall once you have released them. Words each chosen so carefully but then thrown haphazardly together to cre…
The Canadian one dollar coin is one of many coins and bills that comprise Canadian money.
Due the costs involved in regularly replacing paper money the switch from a paper dollar to one of coin came in 1987 but not without a strange twist of humor affecting its future historical references. Because the restyled dollar featured a loon on its flip side it quickly acquired the dubious honor of being nicknamed “The Loonie”. Subsequent attempts to drift away from having the new one dollar coin hosting the distinguished title of Loonie just did not work and the term remains to stand tall and strong within Canadian History Books as the official name of Canada’s one dollar coin.
The actual first Canadian dollar coin made in Canada was minted in 1935. The image of King George Vl was proudly displayed on the face of the coin while the flip side featured a Voyageur and his native companion in a canoe. A little known fact about this first coin is that one of the bundles within the canoe bears the…
In 1858 the first Canadian ten cent coin was introduced within Canada. It was minted in England and shipped to the colonies of Canada. Its monetary value was set at one tenth of a dollar and it proudly featured England's then reigning Queen Victoria on its face. The original dimes were comprised of sterling silver.
In 1908 with the opening of Canada's Royal Mint coins were then able to be minted within our country. The image of twin Maple Boughs were pressed into the other side of each dime produced at the Royal Canadian mint until 1936 when the Canadian dime updated its appearance.
The image of the Bluenose schooner design was added to each 10 cent piece minted at the Royal Canadian Mint created after 1937. Other than for a few commemorative year coins it is the image you will see there. The reigning British monarchy continued to be featured on the face of the Canadian ten cent coin.
For Canada's 1967 Centennial year it is the image of a fish (mackerel) that is displayed o…
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