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Old 07-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #51
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I bought a camera case at Big Lots. It was obviously straight from china. The tag on it said "unit becomes portable when carried", I had to buy it just for the label, it cracked up!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:06 PM   #52
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Claire's right about not taking this stuff too seriously. Most Canadians I know take cracks about our spelling about as seriously as we take being called "hosers", being thought of as having snow 365 days a year and putting that two letter little expression after every sentence.

You don't really think we do that.....
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eh?
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #53
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Claire's right about not taking this stuff too seriously. Most Canadians I know take cracks about our spelling about as seriously as we take being called "hosers", being thought of as having snow 365 days a year and putting that two letter little expression after every sentence.

You don't really think we do that.....
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eh?
I for one know that you guys don't have snow 365 days a year.
It would be too hard to transport your beaver pelts by canoe if the streams stayed frozen.

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Old 07-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #54
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Oh, believe me, I am well aware that almost anyone can speak English better than I can their language. But then, I'm not selling them something they have to assemble. I grew up with people of many linguistic backgrounds and have nothing but admiration for most of them. It is a great joke among my French-speaking friends that I cannot pronounce a French "R" correctly. Ridiculous, given that my full name has at least 4 of that letter in it. It took me years to realize that I inherited an odd bone spur in the roof of my mouth that simply makes it impossible to roll my "R"s correctly. My first French teacher told me to abstain from milk at lunch. Huh? I've hated milk from birth. I was easily into my 20s or older when Mom told me about the bone growth! Oh, well, what the heck.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #55
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LOL Laurie

Every time I say Eh at the end of a sentence, more often than not the other person also ends with Eh in their response and I just laugh at that silently... Like, "Well, I heard it was going to rain, but it looks like the sun finally came out eh?" And they would reply with something like... "Yeah but, your garden really needed it eh?"

I catch myself saying things like "is that right eh?" lol.. I say it alot, now that I think on it.

When I play online games with voice chat, as soon as I let an "eh" slip I stop talking.. and someone usually asks if I am Canadian lol.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #56
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LOL Laurie

Every time I say Eh at the end of a sentence, more often than not the other person also ends with Eh in their response and I just laugh at that silently... Like, "Well, I heard it was going to rain, but it looks like the sun finally came out eh?" And they would reply with something like... "Yeah but, your garden really needed it eh?"

I catch myself saying things like "is that right eh?" lol.. I say it alot, now that I think on it.

When I play online games with voice chat, as soon as I let an "eh" slip I stop talking.. and someone usually asks if I am Canadian lol.
People from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont also use "eh" a lot.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:24 PM   #57
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Claire's right about not taking this stuff too seriously. Most Canadians I know take cracks about our spelling about as seriously as we take being called "hosers", being thought of as having snow 365 days a year and putting that two letter little expression after every sentence.

You don't really think we do that.....
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eh?
Repeatedly and often...
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:50 AM   #58
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I have to say as a Brit living in Wales and as I am dyslexic I have a problem at present.
I use firefox and when it upgraded to 5 my spell checker vanished and will not re-install.
I am just happy that some of my posts make sense.I do realise my punctuation, spelling and grammar is crap but not one person here has smacked me for it.
I used to use hear as here and wear as where, there and their are also dificult to choose
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:41 AM   #59
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I have to say as a Brit living in Wales and as I am dyslexic I have a problem at present.
I use firefox and when it upgraded to 5 my spell checker vanished and will not re-install.
I am just happy that some of my posts make sense.I do realise my punctuation, spelling and grammar is crap but not one person here has smacked me for it.
I used to use hear as here and wear as where, there and their are also dificult to choose
Take heart, Bolas. I too recently upgraded to FireFox 5.0 and lost several of my add-ons that weren't compatible.

Over the next week, however, they were automatically added back one by one.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:51 AM   #60
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The "eh" thing cracked me up. Before he met my family I'd mentioned to my now-husband that my dad's family were French-Canadian (Daddy was born in the US, but his elder siblings and Memere et Pepere were originally Quebecois). He started making jokes about "eh". I had never noticed it! I told him Daddy didn't do that, it must be an English Canadian thing. Well, of course he does, quite a bit. He also transposes "th" and "t". But then my father-in-law did that as well, and he was midwestern born and of Slovene descent. There is a town in Quebec called Thetford Mines, and I swear, when I went on a "roots" road trip, I had no idea there was an "h" in the word!
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