Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Strange coincidence

After having just blogged about Paris, I turned to a book on Saskatoon History trivia which an account kindly sent to me (thanks E!) as three of the Deweys are heading to Saskatoon later this week to "do a Dewey" and then work the Book Fair at Canada's largest academic conference which is being hosted this year by the University of Saskatchewan. Apparently, one of the nicknames for Saskatoon is "Paris of the Prairies", apparently coined by the Tragically Hip in their song Wheat Kings. That's where the nickname came from, but why the city is compared to Paris remains a mystery (I don't know the song). I'll try and find out in the ten days I'll be there. Or is the band just being ironic?

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