Did The Gazette Get Montreal’s ‘A To Z’ Right?

Today the Gazette finished its 26-part series on the A to Z of Montreal. If you missed any here they are:

‘A’ Is For Airports
‘B’ Is For Bells
‘C’ Is For Character
‘D’ Is For Door
‘E’ Is For Escarpment
‘F’ Is For Food
‘G’ Is For Garlic
‘H’ Is For Horse
‘I’ Is For Imagination
‘J’ Is For Jockey
‘K’ Is For Ketchup
‘L’ Is For Laundry
‘M’ Is For Mardis
‘N’ Is For Night
‘O’ Is For Ouch
‘P’ Is For Pigeons
‘Q’ Is For Query
‘R’ Is For Recording
‘S’ Is For Seeds
‘T’ Is For Trolleys
‘U’ Is For Under
‘V’ Is For Vanished
‘W’ Is For Water
‘X’ Is For … Kisses
‘Y’ Is For Yeast
‘Z’ Is For Zeitgeist

Does that list work for you? Which one do you think the Gazette got most right? .. and which one is the least appropriate? It’s only fair in that case to add what you think they should have chosen for the letter they got most wrong.

4 Comments so far

  1. pdxpuck (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

    I can’t imagine such a list where ‘P’ is not for poutine…


  2. Marla Comm (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

    I would like to suggest a list of my own that more accurately describes this city:

    “A” is for architecture fiascos
    “B” is for broken glass all over the road
    “C” is for clouds which stay stuck over the city for weeks
    “D” is Dunkin’ Donuts shops where blue collars hide out when they should be on the job
    “E” is for elevators that are either broken or take forever to come
    “F” is for the filthy place this city became
    “G” is for garbage lying all over the place
    “H” is for holes in the roads
    “I” is for icy sidewalks left unsalted in winter
    “J” is for junk food, which is only food that’s still affordable here
    “K” is for kids who act like wild animals
    “L” is for lazy workforce
    “M” is for mobs 24/7
    “N” is for new taxes we have to pay
    “O” is for overpasses on the verge of collapse
    “P” is for pigeon droppings
    “Q” is for Q92 making this city sound like one big funeral parlor
    “R” is for rain falling almost every day
    “S” is for stench assaulting our noses
    “T” is for traffic jams 24/7
    “U” is for “Until further notice” which is how long we’ll be without power or water come a main burst or Hydro outage
    “V” is for vermin we unwillingly share the city with
    “W” is for winters lasting longer than ever
    “X” is for the xenophobic province this city has the misfortune to be part of
    “Y” is for yelling, which people here have a bad habit of doing instead of talking
    “Z” is for the zoo that this city became


  3. Barry Welford (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    I guess, Marla, the truth is somewhere in the middle. :)


  4. TankMontreal (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    Marla’s list has merit, unfortunately. Most of it, that is. Not all of it.
    But lists like hers don’t sell newspapers. So we’ll see her comments on the Editorial page, not the Features section.



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