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Old 02-03-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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I am not Canadian, knor American. I live in America and pay over $500pm to cover my family. I don't know anyone with a family tthat doesnt. Id rather put my $500 towards a social health system than go broke and file bankruptcy if I get sick.

On the aboot thing, I have a Canadian friend and she says aboot frequently and she even admits it. Theres nothing wrong it like any accent. Being Irish you should here how I say three =)
500 for a family, big deal. it would cost you a heck of a lot more to live in Canuckistan per month. And if you do get sick and need some treatment...join the waiting line.

I said nothing about accents, every region has different accents. I heard aboot when I went through Ontario and the Maritimes.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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This is so funny to read. *Grabs Popcorn* Please guys continue discussing. *Drinks Soda*
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Why are you so annoyed by Americans thinking Canadians have a different accent?

Seriously, why do you even think talking exactly like an American is a good thing? Why? Doesn't Canada want to distinguish itself from the US? I will be happy if every single Canadian say "aboot", what the hell is wrong with that? Are Americans upset about the British think they talk differently when saying "past" or "mobile"?

Honestly, I want a different accent from the American ones. I hope accent will evolve so much that Canadians speak a language that Americans have trouble understanding - that will be a fantastic thing, only at that time English Canada will probably start to think "maybe we should watch Canadian TV programs instead of American ones".

Have some god-damned confidence. being upset because Americans think you speak differently, for christ's sake, how lame and inferior are we? Yesterday there was so much talk about the fr*king superbowl on the media as if it is a Canadian national event. Most Canadians don't even play American football. Shameful.
I'm annoyed because we don't sound ANYTHING like they perceive us to sound. They rely on stereotypes and appallingly bad SNL sketches, like the Rob Ford one done recently, to form their opinions about our accent. In reality, and this is noted by the famous linguist William Labov himself, the Canadian accent is among one of the most neutral sounding in north America.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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500 for a family, big deal. it would cost you a heck of a lot more to live in Canuckistan per month. And if you do get sick and need some treatment...join the waiting line.
You've no idea what you're talking aboot
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: SC
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Yes everyone has an accent, but standard Canadian does not deviate that far in sound from a standard American dialect. Also, no Canadian has every said "aboot" that's entirely a made up American stereotype. About rhymes with shout, not loot. Good God

We do not say "soary" or "agayn" either.
If you are in a conversation with an American, and within five minutes he notices you are Canadian, you have an accent. Some Canadians are not obvious, some are.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Canada
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If you are in a conversation with an American, and within five minutes he notices you are Canadian, you have an accent. Some Canadians are not obvious, some are.
If an American told me that I'd punch them in the face without hesitation.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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500 for a family, big deal. it would cost you a heck of a lot more to live in Canuckistan per month. And if you do get sick and need some treatment...join the waiting line.

I said nothing about accents, every region has different accents. I heard aboot when I went through Ontario and the Maritimes.
Canuckistan? Nice shot neotard. I just made that word up so the mods cannot ding me 'cause they won't know whether I'm dissing your intellect or merely commenting on your colour choice of leotard.

Here's one for you:

Americans Filching Free Health Care in Canada - NYTimes.com

Your system is so superior you gotta steal from ours? Think what we could have done with the $691 million you nice people have been stealing per year.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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]I'm annoyed because we don't sound ANYTHING like they perceive us to sound. They rely on stereotypes and appallingly bad SNL sketches, like the Rob Ford one done recently, to form their opinions about our accent. In reality, and this is noted by the famous linguist William Labov himself, the Canadian accent is among one of the most neutral sounding in north America.

Yes, the actor that play Rob Ford did horrible impersonation, but Rob Ford has a very strong Canadian (Southern Ontario) Accent.

I don't get why you're so upset about having a different accent from Americans.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: SC
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If an American told me that I'd punch them in the face without hesitation.
You're saying that if someone noticed you have a Canadian accent, and pointed it out, and they were right. You'd punch them?

Psycho much?
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You're saying that if someone noticed you have a Canadian accent, and pointed it out, and they were right. You'd punch them?

Psycho much?
lol Would you point out a fat persons weight problem in public? no. The same with accent.
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