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Old 07-20-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I can't imagine there being a Canadian accent much longer. Most Canadians sit on their arse in front of TV for anywhere from 5-8 hours a day and then emulate the mannerisms and colloquialisms they see on primarily American TV shows.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I think you have it backwards. Americans are sounding more and more like Canadians as time goes by.

Oh, absolutely!

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Old 07-22-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Exclamation How popular if at all is the English accent in Canada?

I'm curious. How popular if at all is the English accent in Canada?
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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I'm curious. How popular if at all is the English accent in Canada?
I don't understand the question. You live in Toronto. Immigrants from Britain have a British accent and immigration from Britain has declined so you'll notice it more among older Canadians.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I've never heard a person born in Canada speaking with a British accent, even if their parents do. There are a few old-timers who immigrated to Canada after the War, but not many left these days. Nowadays I only hear the accent from tourists downtown.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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I talk with an English accent sometimes, Oi guvna...chuffed to bits I am.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Canada
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i knew New Zealander and an irish and for both of them they switch between their native accent and the Canadian one even if their Canadian is not that perfect but it distinguish clearly. when i heard the N.Z talking on his cellphone i was really suprised.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I talk with an English accent sometimes, Oi guvna...chuffed to bits I am.
That made me laugh fella! Would you like a cup of tea?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: An Island with a View
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This is a funny thread. Honestly I really haven’t heard anyone say “aboot”. People usually pronounce the word correctly. It must be a regional thing, people from different province, I guess. This is one of those generalizations that non-Canadians have made regarding Canadian accent, strange but funny.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:39 AM
 
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Default Aussie accent and toronto women?

im an aussie moving to toronto in a few weeks - pumped!

So i've read a lot about Torontians being a little cold/hard to approach as a whole (obviously this is a little bit of a generalization). Just wondering if the aussie accent would make it easier to meet new friends, and specifically single women??

Personally most of the canadians i have meet in my travels have been nice easy going people. This just seems to be a common theme in this forum...

Cheers!
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