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Old 04-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #21
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Oh yeah, pop/soda/soda pop. Here in Quebec, it's "soft drink".

In Newfoundland someone acting stupid is "stun". I use that on occasion.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #22
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Contrary to what most American's believe, Canadians don't say "aboot". We do say "eh?"....
i have to disagree about the aboot, rock. for most canadians that i know (including everyone i work with in technical support the leitch corp. in t'ronto, and most hockey players i've met), there's definitely a change in the "ow" sound in words like out and about to sound more like "oot".
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i have to disagree about the aboot, rock. for most canadians that i know (including everyone i work with in technical support the leitch corp. in t'ronto, and most hockey players i've met), there's definitely a change in the "ow" sound in words like out and about to sound more like "oot".
It's your ears BT.

We may say the "ow" sound slightly differently than you do, but it ain't "oot". That's a fake Scots accent.
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To follow along the soda/pop train of thought...

How many different names are there for a sub/hero/grinder/spuckie/etc.
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It's your ears BT.

We may say the "ow" sound slightly differently than you do, but it ain't "oot". That's a fake Scots accent.
BT's ears have been going on him for years. He's been bugging me with the oot thing since the beginning. LOL! Definitely a regional thing. Prairie folks sound like midwesterners.

BT, you ought to hear some of my Newfie buddies. Lawd tunderring Jaysus!

I've been racking my brain to come up with something that is regional here and I can't do it. The only thing I can come up with is "Want a Timmies? Double double?" and that is likely a Canadianism not an Edmontonism.
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..."Want a Timmies? Double double?"...
Huh??
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I've heard "aboot" many times from my Canadian friends. It may be exaggerated on TV, but I've heard it in person many times.
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Want a Tim Horton's coffee? Two cream and two sugar?
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BT's ears have been going on him for years. He's been bugging me with the oot thing since the beginning. LOL! Definitely a regional thing. Prairie folks sound like midwesterners.

BT, you ought to hear some of my Newfie buddies. Lawd tunderring Jaysus!

I've been racking my brain to come up with something that is regional here and I can't do it. The only thing I can come up with is "Want a Timmies? Double double?" and that is likely a Canadianism not an Edmontonism.
I can just hear it.
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I've heard "aboot" many times from my Canadian friends. It may be exaggerated on TV, but I've heard it in person many times.
thanks, bakechef.

it's not me, i swear. the oot is slight, but it's there in 75% of all of the canadians that i've ever met, coast to coast. it's similar to the slight accent, especially pronouncing some "o"s, in south jersey/philadelphia.

if anything, hearing so many different accents on a daily basis here makes my ears well tuned. i can differentiate a northern irish accent from a southern one, especially a "dub 4", as well as differentiate a northern indian versus a southern indian accent, and even bengali.

when we were in florida a few weeks ago i mentioned to my wife that it was weird to hear so many cuban accents when i'm so used to hearing puerto rican and dominican all the time at home.
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