Is there a chance you’d be characterized as provincial if you’re unsure of its meaning?

In my mind, there are some words which are more enjoyable to use than others. So is the case with the word ‘provincial’.  It’s not only fun to say but I’ve incorporated it into my vocabulary.


I’ll use provincial to describe a connection with the provinces, or with a local mentality and not sophisticated.  From my experience, there’s little room for interpretation if used properly.


Sometimes, people give me the quizzical look when I use this word and ask me what provincial means (mostly non-Canadians).  I’m trying not to judge but if you ask me what provincial means, there’s a strong chance you fit into that category.


Is that not so or N’est-ce pas?

Kevin Schwarm

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