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Old 05-30-2005, 09:38 AM   #21
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Well, Canadian Dude DID have quite a noticeable accent

...and Molson Girl did too...now that I think about it *laugh*

Im from Texas, also...and I dont have a southern accent at all...most people here think Im from the Midwest...I dont know...
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I guess that goofy accent is gonna be your undoing when ya'll sweep down from the north in Molson-swilling battalions and invade the States, eh? :D


FTR, I have a couple Canuckian friends, and one has the accent bad, though he can slip every now and then into a Doug McKenzie-ish version that'll make you roar laughing...

Yes, different regions have their different dialects. Go to deepest-darkest Georgia and tell me that sounds like Massachusetts English!

Carry on. :D
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Originally posted by MolsonGirl@May 30 2005, 05:51 AM
On an added note... I looked up why Canadians say "Eh" and it's actually a form of politeness (not that most of us know that) it's a way of inviting someone else's opinion into the conversation.

"This is great food Eh?"
in a way it's a substitution for "What do you think?"
^ thats cool eh?


ya I am canadian and I say eh all the time with out noticeing it, but like one of yous said "you don't know you have an accent, until you go else where"
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... I have a couple Canuckian friends...
HAHAHA! "Canuckian"...... I like that!!!
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My grandmother is from Canada, and whenever she speaks I count the number of times she uses 'eh'...which is a lot! She'll usually say it a few times in a sentence heheh. I don't really understand its usage.
I'm from minnesota, so I admit I'm guilty of the occasional funny vowel! I have a tendency to say Boat like BOOT...
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Yeah...no offense, but I have to laugh at all the Canadians here who say that Canadians DON'T say "eh" or pronounce about "aboot" or anything like that...

That's like my mom saying that no Americans say "y'all" simply because she's never used it in her life. Simply not true. Sure, there are some Canadians who hardly sound different than the midwestern-US accent (which is commonly considered the most desireable for broadcasting and such)...but there are plenty that say "eh" and "fer sure" etc
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if i said eh I'd be the first to admit it....honestly I haven't heard a lot of people who use it everyday conversation...

"fer sure"...isn't that valley slang?

like, totally.
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Man I hate that non regional dialect that news casters are using now. When I was young in Austin it was all Texan accents on the local news, but not now! And it might just be me but I don’t want to hear local news by some one who is not local, just don’t believe that they know what they are talking about or that there just faking interest.
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...the midwestern-US accent (which is commonly considered the most desireable for broadcasting and such)...
yeah it's nice to have the most desirable accent :cocks out chest and struts:
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you know, it's not only Canadians that say eh, it's pretty common here in Oz too, but we say it more like 'ay'. Except i think you canucks use it after questions where we kinda use it more after statements when we're searching for affirmation, eg. "that's pretty fuckin good ay" or "that was bloody stupid ay".

And about the aboot, i've only ever talked to 2 Canadians so i guess i don't really know what i'm talking about, but they both definately pronounced it as aboot.
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if i said eh I'd be the first to admit it....honestly I haven't heard a lot of people who use it everyday conversation...

"fer sure"...isn't that valley slang?

like, totally.
You could call it valley slang when it's used in conjunction with other things like "like" and "totally" - Canadians don't tend to use them all together like you'd find in "valleyspeak"...

Example of Canadian use:

Guy1: Hey, you goin' to the bar tonight?

Guy2: Yeah, for sure man...gonna get pissed, fuck!

Guy1: Yeah...Ryly's has some good specials, eh?

Guy2: Yah man, let's go.
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See I am one of those people who will totally admit to saying eh. It isn't anything to be ashamed of I don't think! In fact I think it is rather charming! (Or as someone I talked to recently pronounced it...ChaHming!)

Ted, I am living in Waco...although I am thinking I need to go whoop it up someday in one of the bigger cities.

As far as saying Aboot....I don't think I pronounce it that way but maybe I do and just don't realize it. That is entirely possible as well.

I also talk rather fast which I don't know if it is a Canadian thing or just a me thing.
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hmm... reading that hting about eh? being a polite thing to invite the other person to giv their opinion made me remember about my mom. and my dad... and my grandma... and just about any other brazilian because we have a similiar word... v. similiar in fact. neh? not like "neigh'' or "knee'' ..i cant think of an eng. word to describe the sound, but basically its used the same way eh? is... just... you speak portuguese and say neh?

one of my teachers always makes fun of me cuz he says that i have a typical Baltimore accent (bs...) since i dont say Ball-teh-more, Mareeland but instead i say Bal-de-more, Mare-len and switch my ts for ds in words like solitary in which i say solidaree... since then ive been trying to see if us Columbums say anything really different... i always considered Maryland as being un-accented... guess not...
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Yeah I work with Americans all day long and they always laugh at my accent

I'm with Tumbleweedz though, I think Canadians have a very distinct sense of humour. It was always so refreshing running into canucks abroad. We are just one big sarcastic country. I'd run into Canadians and we'd be telling eachother off, taking the piss, making crude jokes right after we met eachother.
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one of my teachers always makes fun of me cuz he says that i have a typical Baltimore accent (bs...) since i dont say Ball-teh-more, Mareeland but instead i say Bal-de-more, Mare-len and switch my ts for ds in words like solitary in which i say solidaree... since then ive been trying to see if us Columbums say anything really different... i always considered Maryland as being un-accented... guess not...
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I tell you what, hon, screw dat, we's gonna leave Hamden, drive down the Hollandtown (Highlandtown), pick up your cousin Donny, go over to Holarbird Avenue, hoot at the ladies, den go drive downy Ocean. Whatchu say, hon?


Yes, Julia, Baltimore has an accent. Most definitely. But the Eastern Shore of MD is far worse. And FTR- East Side of Bmore, say "Bawlmer, Merlin" West side, like me and you, "Baldimore, Marilyn." :D

FTR, its a fun accent. But since its regional a lotta folks dont get it. In Baltimore, the Baltimorons call everyone "Hon." Seriously, its like the Canuckians and "eh"


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It's funny how within a city you have different accents.... I'm told New Yorkers have a crazy diversity of accents, from the Bronx to 5th avenue.

Here in Toronto the way people speak slightly changes from Scarborough to Mississauga, or from Uptown to downtown.....subtle changes =)

Since accents is just the way people pronounce words, i've recently realised why all singers don't accent-less....cuz singing is a way of pronoucing words; hence, singing in itself is an accent!
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Sorry typo...i meant to write

"Since accents is just the way people pronounce words, i've recently realised why all singers seem accent-less....cuz singing is a way of pronoucing words; hence, singing in itself is an accent!"
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When my sister-in-law got married to a guy from northern Georgia (the state, not the country), my husband had to translate all our conversations with the relatives. When I was asked by a cousin if "y'all're fixin' t'be Jinny's key-in" I just looked helplessly at my mid-western husband for interpretation!

After 11 years, I can more or less manage, but every once in a while I am stymied! But my favourite comment (which I still get now and again) when I say I'm Canadian is when I'm congratulated on how well I've learned the language: "Wow, you speak English real good."
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When I was asked by a cousin if \"y'all're fixin' t'be Jinny's key-in\" I just looked helplessly at my mid-western husband for interpretation!
So ummmm, what does that mean???
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