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    Canajan, eh?

    Well, somebody had to start it. I'm terribly disappointed that the Australians have a thread, but we don't. Our language is distinct from both English and American, and deserves respect!

    And I do not say "aboot," but I do say, "Eh?" Got a ribbing for it when I visited Niagara Falls (Canadian side) and got to chatting with two lovely women from NYC.

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    I don't say eh or aboot, but I can do a mean North Queuey accent.
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    I speak newfie. Well I understand them . . . .most times.

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    I thought about starting this thread SO MANY TIMES.

    hehe.
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    Met one of your fellow Canajan-eh peeps at the weekend, Joel Plaskett. Nice guy, eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvc View Post
    Met one of your fellow Canajan-eh peeps at the weekend, Joel Plaskett. Nice guy, eh.
    I SO love Plaskett's music. I'm a bit obsessed with it, actually!
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    Got chatting with him a few weeks back over a coffee and met him again this weekend. He's a nice and friendly chap, as are his band mates. He is supporting Jools Holland at the moment, which is how I got to meet him (backstage at the Jools concerts). He has another one on the 7th August. I must remember to ask for a free CD Perhaps he'll even sign it for me
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    Don't you mean "Canajun?" As in Bobcaygeon?
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    For we are the sons and daughters of Robin Hood."
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    I'd love to go to Canada, eh. See what it's all aboot.

    The Canadian accent is sorely under-represented in the media, at least in Australia. We have British of all kinds, Aussie local shows, and heaps of Americana, but hardly any Canadian stuff.

    This should be rectified, eh?
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    I'm American, but my parents were from Moose Jaw. After living in the states, they both quit saying "eh" so I never picked that up. What I DID pick up though is the habit of ending sentences with "y'know" (short for "don'cha know")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Farley View Post
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    I speak newfie. Well I understand them . . . .most times.

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    Newfoundlanders have one of the best accents I've ever heard. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Newfoundlanders have one the best accents I've ever heard. Love it!
    AKA : Irish accent. (really)

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    There are a lot of similarities, yeah.

    I can see Brainy being mistaken for an Irish woman quite a bit once she's here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathleen42 View Post
    Wake up in the morning//feeling shy and lonely//gee I've got to go to school
    sigh. love this.

    i'm TO born, but i've also lived in Van and Kingston ON. right now i'm doing the expat thing in Hong Kong, and i miss canada terribly- well, no, at this very moment i'm home visiting family, but i'm dreading going back to HK...

    i find it hilarious that whenever someone meets me out there, they ask if i'm american, and when i correct them (politely, natch ) they are always so apologetic. hee.

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    Hey, does anyone know how Canada got it's name?

    They put all the letters of the alphabet in a toque and started pulling them out one by one.












    C, eh. N, eh. D, eh.

    <<----

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gugland View Post
    I'm American, but my parents were from Moose Jaw. After living in the states, they both quit saying "eh" so I never picked that up. What I DID pick up though is the habit of ending sentences with "y'know" (short for "don'cha know")
    I had the same habit when I returned to Portugal from the States. Lost it as soon as I stopped talking english regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Wheels View Post
    Don't you mean "Canajun?" As in Bobcaygeon?
    I've been through Bobcaygeon.

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    Miq'Maq on my mother's side, and 100% Acadian on my father's side (direct line back to the first Cormier who entered Canada in 1644).

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