It always makes me cringe whenever Canadians and Americans who speak English as their first language suddenly try to mimic a foreign accent when saying a non-English name or other word. It just comes across really pretentious to me. Its like putting on airs to prove how "worldly" you are. And the weird thing is, it only seems to be North American English speakers who do this! I've always wondered why. I've never heard anyone of any other nationality (French, Japanese etc.) suddenly try to sound Anglo when saying an English name. Actually, I don't think British people do it either. If you're one of the people who does this, please stop. Its idiotic.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.