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Oh Canada, I have new OmniPod info

Over the weekend I received more then a few queries from fellow OmniPodders that live in Canada. All were wondering when they can expect the smaller OmniPod to arrive north of the border. So I tied a tiny electronic note to a digital sparrow and released him into the Internet. This encouraging bit of news is what came back...


"With U.S. FDA approval now in hand, we can move forward with our regulatory filings in Canada. We hope that we would begin selling the new OmniPod in Canada later in 2013." - Brian Roberts, CFO, Insulet


There you have it Canada, I hope that this was the kind of news that you were all hoping for. It's not concrete but Insulet is willing to tie themselves to a date, however vague, and I think that is worth be optimistic about. I'll let you know more when I do.

Oh, you know what, while you're here. I've been wondering this my entire adult life... What's a Canuck? Seriously, is it a bird, plant, slang or none of the above? I need to know, please. Thanks!

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YAY!! New OmniPod in Canada, hopefully just in time for Marcus to go on the pump. ;) Thanks!

Second, a Canuck is what we Canadians used to refer to ourselves, although some (not all) find it offensive when Non-Canadians use it to describe us. Also, it is the name of Vancouver's hockey team. I’m not sure which came first their name or our slang. :)

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

See I wondered, but didn't imagine it could be derogatory because it was the team's name, but now that I think about it more completely the Cleveland Indians do the same thing. That said, how amazing was Pavel Bure?

December 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

YAY I cannot wait for the new pod to get to Canada!!




The Random House Dictionary notes that: "The term Canuck is first recorded about 1835 as an Americanism (American term), originally referring specifically to a French Canadian. This was probably the original meaning, though in Canada and other countries, "Canuck" refers to any Canadian." For example, someone residing in Toronto might be considered a "Canuck". In fact, the 1835 source cited refers to a foreign-speaker: "Jonathan distinguishes a Dutch or a French Canadian, by the term Kanuk".

Canadians use "Canuck" as an affectionate or merely descriptive term for their nationality. Other nationalities may use the word as an affectionate, or derogatory, or merely a descriptive term.

March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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