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This is how Google autocomplete describes each province in Canada

Someone just made a chart of how Google autocomplete describes each province in Canada — and the results are hilarious.

American Matt Shirley created the chart by typing "why is [province name] so" into Google. The search engine then generated suggestions based on popular searches.

Shirley compiled the suggestions into a hilarious graphic.

Some provinces got favourable results, such as "Why is British Columbia so warm?"

Other results were less ideal, particularly in the Maritimes, where most provinces got stuck with "poor." Newfoundland & Labrador escaped by getting "Irish" instead, which seems like an odd description until you think about how confusing the Newfoundland accent is.

Alberta got "conservative," while Saskatchewan got "flat" and Manitoba got "cold."

Ontario finished with "expensive," which makes sense considering that Toronto has one of the priciest housing markets in the world.

The Northwest Territories also got "expensive," which might seem surprising until you consider that heating a house in Yellowknife during the winter probably costs a small fortune.

Predictably, the Yukon got "cold," Nunavut got "unpopulated" and Quebec got "French" — the least surprising of all.

The chart didn't include how Google autocomplete describes all of Canada, but "maple syrup," "Tim Hortons" and "caribou" are probably in the running.

Lead photo by

Martin Lopatka


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