Off topic: Canadian talk, Benjamin Franklin’s marriage, obsolete words, Macron’s makeup

Where in Canada do they say “pop,” and where do they say “soda”? Runners/sneakers? Caramel/car-mel? A look at what might have led Benjamin Franklin to live estranged from his wife, Deborah, for nearly two decades. How dictionaries decide which words are obsolete. And mon dieu, French President Emmanuel Macron has spent 26,000 euros on makeup in his first three months of office.

Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron at a press conference outside Varna, Bulgaria, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)


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