South Where??

Last week I was texting with GM who is originally from the small and sleepy town of South Porcupine.  Yes, it’s true, such a place does exist in Ontario.  For all of you Torontonian’s who think that Hwy 7 is cottage country, keep driving for about 8 hours and you might hit South Porcupine.  Ya, it’s true there is life outside of the GTA, they might all be lumber jacks and truckers and buy groceries at the same place they get gas and smokes, but people do live outside of the GTA.  They also don’t all have extra cars and appliances on their front lawns, but I suspect most do, not that there is anything wrong with that.  It’s just that I personally wouldn’t do it, unless you could make it look like a real avant-garde piece of art.  And yes, I used the term avant-garde correctly, I googled it.

Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]); from French, “advance guard” or “vanguard[1]) is a French term used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

Anyways, back to South Porcupine.  GM was telling me that he just stopped in North bay to get gas, and North Bay is way the eff up there in Northern Ontario too (this is just for the Torontonian’s who are completely geographically challenged) as he was on his way to visit his sister.  I actually have no idea if his sister still lives in South Porcupine, I suspect not, however I got to thinking how ironic it is that there is a place called South Porcupine which is 4 hours north of North Bay.  Anyone else find this a little bewildering (god I love the Thesaurus)?


July 23, 2012. Uncategorized.

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