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Old 06-02-2005, 03:45 PM   #61
 
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When I was in New York I think I got pegged as Canadian 'cause an older lady ran into me and I apologized first.* I didn't really think that it was my accent, but the way I used my words and what I said.* I can't really tell a difference unless it's like a southern american accent or a newfoundland accent.* When I'm in another place I'm unfamiliar with I get horribly polite and I think it makes me stick out worse than anything!* Ha ha.

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Old 06-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #62
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Dear God, man, Boston or North NY?!?! Thats like saying the difference between London and Glasgow!


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Old 06-02-2005, 06:17 PM   #63
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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...
ok....MOST Canadians say 'eh'.....a little. I mean it reaally is a freakin awesome word. Anything that can turn a statement into a question is just pure genius. But I swear to god, I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE HEARD A CANADIAN FACE TO FACE WHO HAS PRONOUNCED THE WORD 'ABOUT' ABOOT OR 'MOUSE' MOOSE. But then again I haven't talked face to face with many people from the atlantic provinces and their accents are a great deal different from my southern ontario one.

But yeah, I definitely think that what sets most Canadians apart is more the style of the way they talk, and the pacing that they talk at rather than how they say the words.
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Right, well i'll say that i think that most Canadians pronounce it as aboot (compared to aussies anyway) but just don't realise that you say it like that because that's just the way it's said up there. let the flaming begin.

But hey you're going to the running of the bulls meetup aren't you SA? You can prove me wrong (or right) there
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But I swear to god, I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE HEARD A CANADIAN FACE TO FACE WHO HAS PRONOUNCED THE WORD 'ABOUT' ABOOT OR 'MOUSE' MOOSE. But then again I haven't talked face to face with many people from the atlantic provinces and their accents are a great deal different from my southern ontario one.

But yeah, I definitely think that what sets most Canadians apart is more the style of the way they talk, and the pacing that they talk at rather than how they say the words.
I'm starting to think it must be a prairies thing....I've been all over the Atlantic Provinces (lived in nova scotia) and have never heard it.....although I can hear a caper prouncing it that way what with the french influence in their dialect.
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oppsie. Up near the Canandian border anyway, I couldn't remember the name he gave me and I can't spell teronto proberly. Maybe I should stop naming random towns that sound right.

I'll just get me bottle of Poteen and then I'll be able to take the lot o' them, or at least I won't feel the beating for at least a day or two afterwards.

If Canadians don't say eh and aboot I'll be so disapointed that's a class accent.
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When i was living in philly alot of americans thought i was from Oz, or the ones that knew i was irish they would go on about how they loved my accent and i love compliments and to talk so it was a win win situation

When i was traveling down the east coast to florida and was staying a night in s,Carolina i loved the way everyone said "you all come back now ya hear" even though they knew we where only passing though and wouldn't be coming back it used to crack me up and i drove my ex crazy cos i kept saying it in their accent
I was passing through Louisiana (Lou-zee-ana, or Lose-ana) visiting 'kin' of an army buddy of mine.

The cool part was, when they said "y'all come back now, heah?" they really meant it...

5 years from now, if I showed up on their doorstep, I can guarantee they'd go slaughter a whole herd of crawfish just to make me feel welcome! (even though I'd spent maybe 5 minutes in their company years before)
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Nobody believe elfmaiden! She talks like a Canuck and I have proof.
No no, what it is, is that Xan has been influenced by SO many accents anyone missing that southern drawl is perceived as Canadian or something I think.

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Right, well i'll say that i think that most Canadians pronounce it as aboot (compared to aussies anyway) but just don't realise that you say it like that because that's just the way it's said up there.* let the flaming begin.

But hey you're going to the running of the bulls meetup aren't you SA? You can prove me wrong (or right) there*
lol ok. definitely will be proving you WRONG though

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I'm starting to think it must be a prairies thing....I've been all over the Atlantic Provinces (lived in nova scotia) and have never heard it.....although I can hear a caper prouncing it that way what with the french influence in their dialect.
Hmm quite possibly.....the only reason I assumed the atlantic provinces was b/c I could def' imagine a newf. saying it aboot w/ the irish in their accent.
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When you read "aboot," most people are probably thinking of it sounding harsher and more pronounced than it actually is. That is just the way people have written it to illustrate the difference in how many vowels are said. It's probably more of a Prairie or Maritime thing, but I HAVE had friends from Ontario whose accents were noticeable enough to me to "pick them out."

One of these days, I'll actually put forth the effort in taking commercials or broadcasts from here in Canada (specifically when they say a word like "about" - of which there is a SaskTel commercial here that is a prime example!), and splicing them up with similar broadcasts from the states...to help illustrate the difference in how things are pronounced...hence, an accent.

I think that many of the Canadians here don't think they have an accent because it doesn't differ as harshly as say a Georgia drawl from a Bean-towner's choppy accent...or an Acadian's accent from that of a Pacific Northwesterner's. Just an observation
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was on the train yesterday, when i noticed a new zealander on the phone who kept saying aay at the end of every sentance. so kanuks arn't the only ones to do it.
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Oh man, all Canadians say "aboot" they just dont know it. I grew up on a border city so its easy for me to hear the differences.

for example, We say sarry, Americans say sawry
and eavestrough, haha, do any Americans here know what an eavestrough is?

Canadians, just think about what you sound like with a few drinks in you. You get lazy and the accent becomes much more evident. Just admit it haha, we really are all those stereotypes we're made out to be, just not quite as exaggerated.
The East is the most Noticeable, probably cause the UK influence is still very evident over there. The Newfs almost sound Irish, especially after some Screech haha, that stuff is Gross.


and i always considered "eh?" to be a an alternative to "agree?"
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