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A true story about Saskatchewan

A Canadian was observing teaching methods in schools in several African countries.

In one, she found the children doing a science lesson, timing the swing of a pendulum. The lesson had evidently been prepared in the US as the children were counting Mississippi one, Mississippi two, Mississippi three …

After the lesson the Canadian gave a talk and mentioned that if children in her country were doing this experiment, they would probably use a Canadian word like Saskatchewan to do the timing.

The next day, the Canadian happened to drop in on the class and found them still timing the pendulums swing, but today they were counting Saskatche one, Saskatche two …

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