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From: Lawrence Walker <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 15:35:57 2002

 Well where I'm living now is prime snowmobile territory. They're as obligatory
as pick-up trucks and more common than motorcycles. When I grew up out
here in the 40's the multi-passenger ones were called "Bombadeers" from
the name of the company who made them, Bombardier, and who later
introduced "Ski-Doos" the motorcycle of snowmobiles. I was surprised to find
when I returned that locals still call the larger models Bombadeers.


> Whoa, can't let that one by: we know what a snowmobile is up here (c'mon,
> fellow Canucks, back me up on this one!); mind you, if you asked ME what
> a snowmobile is, I would indeed look at ya kind of funny (oops, funnily, for the
> language police), since apparently YOU don't know what it is or you wouldn't be
> asking...
> But a snow sled??? Who calls it that? Sounds like the SkiDoo trailer.
> Anyway, one of us invented the thing, so we can call it what we like!
> So there!
> :)
> -----------------Original Message------------------
> From: Roger Merchberger <>
> [snippage]
> [more snippage (pronounced snippahdge up here, not snippedge :)]
> And as it's winter, and we *finally* have snow here, talk to some Western
> Ontario Canadians and ask them what a "snowmobile" or "snow sled" is -
> they'll most likely look at you funny, at least for a few seconds until it sinks
> in. They go "skidooing" in the wintertime.

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