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uncle_davros
post Sep 27 2006, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ Sep 27 2006, 01:08 PM) *

Hahaha!! That's funny! Okay, I may have been stretching the truth their, I'll admit it, but we do speak some pretty darn good english over here!! With the non-accent accent, minus the east coasters buy!
Give the poor boy a Beer Lao already!!!!!


Whatever. You all sound funny. Never met a Channuck without a dodgy accent. Be it the English speaking or the Quebecians


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:17 PM
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I notice you guys sometimes use the word 'aye' at the end of a sentence like the Kiwi's do..


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE(uncle_davros @ Sep 27 2006, 02:13 PM) *

QUOTE(wakingdream @ Sep 27 2006, 01:08 PM) *

Hahaha!! That's funny! Okay, I may have been stretching the truth their, I'll admit it, but we do speak some pretty darn good english over here!! With the non-accent accent, minus the east coasters buy!
Give the poor boy a Beer Lao already!!!!!


Whatever. You all sound funny. Never met a Channuck without a dodgy accent. Be it the English speaking or the Quebecians


Have you even EVER met a Canadian??? Let's get some other opinions here. People?????? Hellooooo??? Besides the obvious; east coasters and "french" Canadians, what is the people's opinion? Do we have an accent or not? Or do we speak just plain english, no special accent?? You decide.


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:23 PM
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Accent - As you did not invent the language. It is called English. All people who speak it have an accent. It does not matter that there are many accents in England. The fact of the matter is, they are English and the rest of the world are not. So, you can call your fellow Channucks out, you my friend, have an accent


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:26 PM
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Course you have an accent. You have a Canadian accent, which to a Pom sounds very similar to an American accent (until of course you start saying 'oot' or 'aboot'. I have an English accent, albeit the worst one in all of England, which is also highly appropriate as I'm a munter..


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:35 PM
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Actually Scott, itīs ĻehĻ. As in,

Itīs a nice day out, eh?

Or, thatīs a nice car, eh? It makes a question out of a statement, and it is generally accepted that you agree with the statement. In a way, itīs rhetorical.

I think itīs a fine addition to the English language!!


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE(Jessica_CDN @ Sep 27 2006, 12:35 PM) *

Actually Scott, itīs ĻehĻ. As in,

Itīs a nice day out, eh?

Or, thatīs a nice car, eh? It makes a question out of a statement, and it is generally accepted that you agree with the statement. In a way, itīs rhetorical.

I think itīs a fine addition to the English language!!


And in Australia I noticed alot of them saying "Hey?" instead of "eh?". As well, the English just drop the Hey or Eh completely but they still make every statement a question by raising their tone near the end of each sentence. My friend who has moved over there has now adopted this and admits it.


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post Sep 27 2006, 01:50 PM
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In that case, there's a definite difference between the Canadian 'eh' and the Aussie/Kiwi 'aye'. Much more drawn out.

As for the English 'upping' of sentences, it's definitely regional and has been 'fashionable' too..


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post Sep 27 2006, 02:25 PM
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Good enough reason to not want to be a Channuck - Celine Dion. So Wakingdream, you forgot to add her to your list of beauties !!!


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post Sep 27 2006, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE(uncle_davros @ Sep 27 2006, 03:25 PM) *

Good enough reason to not want to be a Channuck - Celine Dion. So Wakingdream, you forgot to add her to your list of beauties !!!


Uhhh, Celine Dion does not get my vote! No way!!!
Ok, I can accept that I have an accent, sure.....altho, I wish I did speak like an east coaster sometimes! Gotta love the Newf's! Now there is a fun accent! A good friend of mine is coming back from the east coast next week after a long stay in his hometown. Bet he sounds much more like an east coaster then he ever did! I'll have to add to "oot" and "aboot"!


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I'm an East Coaster


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post Sep 27 2006, 10:49 PM
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I'm an East Coaster


Are you secretly a Newfie coming 'oot of the closet? Eh buy?


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post Sep 28 2006, 12:11 AM
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I thought you spoke the best English !!!

And no I'm not whatever that is. I am an Eas Coaster. I am from Sydney, well, once I was


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post Sep 28 2006, 12:54 AM
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Think you might've hit a raw nerve there waking.. yes.gif


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post Sep 28 2006, 11:35 AM
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Where?


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QUOTE(uncle_davros @ Sep 28 2006, 01:11 AM) *

I thought you spoke the best English !!!

And no I'm not whatever that is. I am an Eas Coaster. I am from Sydney, well, once I was


I speak english quite well, yes. The east coaster thing? That was in jest Anti D, remember? The chicken, the hatchet?? Insert laugh here; Hardy-har-har! jump.gif Now you are from the east coast of La La Land? What's it like there?
A Newf is from Newfoundland, or a Newfie if you will. I think they get the most flack here about there, um, intelligence factor. They often have very thick accents, totally different from most of Canada. They are also very, very fun, hugely spirited, very hearty due to the extreme environment and can usually drink loads and loads of beer! Newfoundland is extremely beautiful. It's right on the east coast of Canada, boardering Quebec on the north-east side. Actually, I've heard Newfoundland compared to the Irish landscape many times. Funny that, the Quebecians and the Newfs couldn't be more different! And the Newfies are not lacking in intelligence whatsoever. Okay, maybe when they are full of the drink, but aren't we all, Anti D? Ahem, how's that Beer Lao?


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I would love to be able to reply Wakingdream, but now is not the right time. You want a reply, at least ask me these questions when the time frame is right.

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What do the words "naff" and "dwee" used by the British mean?
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post Sep 29 2006, 12:04 AM
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Liz,

'Naff' - inferior, substandard, crap.

Never heard of 'Dwee'..


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Dwee - Must be something from Channucksville


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