"Business takes Vi[z]a"

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun Aug 17 18:35:22 UTC 2008

In Canada, Vi[z]a is the standard everywhere, and it's always been a
bit odd to my ear to hear Vi[s]a as I do when in the US (generally if
I'm in the US I'm in the East, so I wasn't aware that it's [z] in
some parts of the country). I had wondered whether this is due to the
influence of French in Canada versus the influence of Spanish in the
US, but perhaps it's not so.

James Harbeck, who normally uses American Express (which is _not_
Canadian Express in Canada!).

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