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View Poll Results: How do you feel?
POSITIVE - Thats so fascinating; I wonder what they could be doing here! 11 23.91%
NEUTRAL - Doesn't really think anything of it. 27 58.70%
NEGATIVE - America's govt causes too much problems in the world 8 17.39%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-18-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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"Click" is definitely wrong. It hurts my ears.
Hope it doesn’t give you a crique in the neck.

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Old 06-18-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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We traveled to the capitals of Eastern Canada last fall. It was a great trip—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec, and the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Wonderful tour, and we had such amazing encounters with the Canadian citizens. Lovely people! Highly recommend Canada as a vacation to my fellow US citizens.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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IMO there is only one way to say "mobile" in English: "mo-BEIL".


"'MO-bull" is one of those gas station chains they have down in the U.S. (Mobil).
Do the Quebecois use serviettes?
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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Canadians would stick out as well and probably get labelled as Americans. Well, unless they go around carrying a Roots backpack.
I’m an American (who grew up and lives in the US) and I’ve actually been mistaken for a Canadian once or twice. I think it might be because Canada has a greater proportion of Asians (though still fewer in absolute numbers) and because I don’t have a distinct American accent (ie Boston accent, Brooklyn accent, Southern drawl, etc.).

I don’t like the stereotype of Americans being loud, ignorant of other cultures, rude, etc. Around 15% of us are immigrants too, so it’s not like we all live in a bubble either.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Do the Quebecois use serviettes?
Yes. You also occasionally hear the word "napkin" in French here as well.


"Serviette" has multiple meanings in French: napkin, (bath) towel, briefcase...


Serviette sanitaire = sanitary napkin
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Yes. You also occasionally hear the word "napkin" in French here as well.


"Serviette" has multiple meanings in French: napkin, (bath) towel, briefcase...


Serviette sanitaire = sanitary napkin
Serviette is also spoken by the British to mean a tissue or napkin. Some of my older relatives who attended British schools in the past still use the word occasionally. It's probably a strange word to most Americans I admit just like if you asked someone where the "water closet" (WC) is. Do they say it in Anglophone Canada too?
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Serviette is also spoken by the British to mean a tissue or napkin. Some of my older relatives who attended British schools in the past still use the word occasionally. It's probably a strange word to most Americans I admit just like if you asked someone where the "water closet" (WC) is. Do they say it in Anglophone Canada too?
You hear serviette from time to time in Canadian English.

No one is confused by it as the word is on every single napkin package in the country.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:26 PM
 
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I grew up in Canada and serviette is definitely a common word used instead of napkin or paper towel.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I only use serviettes to clean up Kraft Dinner stains off my chesterfield.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I saw a car with Alberta plates on a cloudy winter day in front of my house in Houston. I knew they were lost and were looking at their phone/GPS/map before turning back, since I live at the entrance of the subdivision. I was just surprised that there were Western Canadians who drove their car all the way from Calgary or Edmonton and across the United States to my house.
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