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Old 12-10-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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We don't. Newfies, yeah, they do, some of them. And folks from more remote areas of Northern Ontario. The rest of us, by a very large majority, do not.

I think some people from Europe don't really understand how large, and varied these two countries, and the people who live in them are.
^^^That's it right there. Most people from Southern Ontario for example sound very much like Californians and virtually no one here speaks with a valley girl accent anymore and even then it was a very local thing. Are people serious? LOL
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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^^^That's it right there. Most people from Southern Ontario for example sound very much like Californians and virtually no one here speaks with a valley girl accent anymore and even then it was a very local thing. Are people serious? LOL

Can't really blame them too much. The Great Lakes alone have a total surface area larger than that of Great Britain, by 16,615 sq kms..



I'm in the States all the time, and have never been pegged as a Canuck until the inevitable "Eh?" slips out. lol
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Can't really blame them. The Great Lakes alone have a total surface area larger than that of Great Britain, by 16, 615 sq kms..
True, our two countries make up 3/4 of the third largest continent.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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We don't. Newfies, yeah, they do, some of them. And folks from more remote areas of Northern Ontario. The rest of us, by a very large majority, do not.

I think some people from Europe don't really understand how large, and varied these two countries, and the people who live in them are.
You Canadians have nothing to complain about, some people seem to think that Aussies actually speak like this...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ__H4DkZdk
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:23 AM
 
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You Canadians have nothing to complain about, some people seem to think that Aussies actually speak like this...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ__H4DkZdk
Lol!!
I know! What the hell is that accent?!
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Maybe it's my Californian ears but I've never heard a Canadian pronounce those words like that.
They do, cus South Park says they do:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUbpLiTq_uI

Just joking, but I find that the best way to see if someone is from the US or Canada is by asking one how they say about... If they say it in the normal English way then they are from the USA, if they say it in a more wired Scottish way then their from Canada...
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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You Canadians have nothing to complain about, some people seem to think that Aussies actually speak like this...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ__H4DkZdk
Sounds more like some retarded Cockney accent rather than an Aussie accent! Haha
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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They do, cus South Park says they do:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUbpLiTq_uI

Just joking, but I find that the best way to see if someone is from the US or Canada is by asking one how they say about... If they say it in the normal English way then they are from the USA, if they say it in a more wired Scottish way then their from Canada...
True but this varies across the US and Canada. People from Vancouver say it like most Americans. Some people from California round that vowel a little so it sounds a bit closer to Canada's. Not exactly but I've had people from other parts of the US mistake me for Canadian especially over the phone.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Canada
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True but this varies across the US and Canada. People from Vancouver say it like most Americans. Some people from California round that vowel a little so it sounds a bit closer to Canada's. Not exactly but I've had people from other parts of the US mistake me for Canadian especially over the phone.
Not true, people from Vancouver say about quite differently from people to the south. Since moving here, even my parents back in Montreal are commenting on how I've picked up a strong "aboat" which was not how I said it when I lived back home.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Not true, people from Vancouver say about quite differently from people to the south. Since moving here, even my parents back in Montreal are commenting on how I've picked up a strong "aboat" which was not how I said it when I lived back home.
Southerners don't speak understandable English.
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