by Natalia Manzocco from blogto.com
There’s a lot of stuff you have to learn when you move here – Pizzaiolo over Pizza Pizza, always; Dundas station to Queen station is not an acceptable distance to travel by subway; “the Danforth” is not a river (a real thing I thought once). The thing that really identifies you a local, though, is becoming so blase about the city in which you live, you stop caring about pronouncing it properly. The loss of the second “T” in Toronto is so widespread, you’re basically risking being discovered as an enemy agent if you don’t do it.
It’s about time, then, that someone – specifically, local label The Button Machine – created a truly phonetically correct Toronto T-shirt, finally allowing us all to show our love for our home city and our disdain for the Queen’s good English. It’s available in T-shirt or tank form; find it at Crywolf on Ossington or at the Button Machine webstore.