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    Oct 26, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Anything and everything you wanted to know about Canadia...erm, Canuckistan...? CANADA
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Why do Canoodians talk funny? Especially on South Park?
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    We don't talk funny. Except the Quebecois...but that's another thing entirely.
    Everyone else talks with an accent. We speak normal.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    haha. I knew this thread was coming.icon_lol.gif

    I recently move to the US Midwest and people ask me why I don't have a Canadian or "Toronto" accent. I laughed and asked "what Toronto accent?". I keep explaining to people that in Ontario, people speak like New Yorkers.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    LoneRanger09 saidWe don't talk funny. Except the Quebecois...but that's another thing entirely.
    Everyone else talks with an accent. We speak normal.
    Frenchies and Newfies.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Its funny, there is a dialect change between Newfoundland, Ontario, and the western provinces. The west is more like Minnesota, but with more Chesterfields and Toques.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
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    aerider25 saidhaha. I knew this thread was coming.icon_lol.gif

    I recently move to the US Midwest and people ask me why I don't have a Canadian or "Toronto" accent. I laughed and asked "what Toronto accent?". I keep explaining to people that in Ontario, people speak like New Yorkers.

    Up-state New Yorkers. New York, New Yorkers sound completely different to me.


    Correct. Upstate New York is New York, right? I didn't say NYC...although there is only a slight difference. In general, I think Ontarians speak "standard American accent" although this is debatable as many would say that the standard American accent is the Midwest accent.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    What's the Canadian health care system really like? (I've heard great things and bad things.)
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidWhat's the Canadian health care system really like? (I've heard great things and bad things.)


    Ooh this'll be good.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Do you know Bryan Adams?
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    aerider25 saidhaha. I knew this thread was coming.icon_lol.gif

    I recently move to the US Midwest and people ask me why I don't have a Canadian or "Toronto" accent. I laughed and asked "what Toronto accent?". I keep explaining to people that in Ontario, people speak like New Yorkers.


    Not the Ontarions i know over here... i grew up around Ontarion immigrants... to the point where people often mistake my accent for canadian... but I never heard they sound like New Yorkers
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    aerider25 said
    Shawnathan said
    aerider25 saidhaha. I knew this thread was coming.icon_lol.gif

    I recently move to the US Midwest and people ask me why I don't have a Canadian or "Toronto" accent. I laughed and asked "what Toronto accent?". I keep explaining to people that in Ontario, people speak like New Yorkers.

    Up-state New Yorkers. New York, New Yorkers sound completely different to me.


    Correct. Upstate New York is New York, right? I didn't say NYC...although there is only a slight difference. In general, I think Ontarians speak "standard American accent" although this is debatable as many would say that the standard American accent is the Midwest accent.

    There's a standard American accent?
    I am very fascinated by accents. When I go home to the Maritimes I lose it laughing at how funny everyone sounds. I have a few things I say in a Maritimer way like Bagel, but I have never had someone independently recognize my accent as coming from PEI.


    Yup, its considered closest to midwest

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_American

    I dont know how the situation is nowadays, but my grandparents were from Detroit, had a very standardised American speech, and they still distinguished "wh" from "w"... I think t should still be close to standard nowadays.... My aunt who moved to South Carolina had distinctively different intonations and vowels by comparison
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    Oct 27, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    JakeGHK saidHow much wood canuck wood chuck chuck?


    42.
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    Oct 28, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidWhat's the Canadian health care system really like? (I've heard great things and bad things.)


    Its a little of Column A and Column B. When I've needed emergency care, things have been good, prompt attention, etc. When its been minor health problems, its been harder. Long waits, and in some cases improper diagnosis, prescriptions, etc. But I imagine that is the same anywheres. It seems to be a combination of more people using the system, because its free so why not? and a lack of capacity, and the way that Medicare is funded. Its a budget system, not a pay for care administered system. In trials, a pay per patient seen system was very effective at moving patients and freeing up beds, while no measurable decrease in qualtiy care was seen. Hopefully they will switch to that system. More doctors and nurses are being hired, but more are also retiring. Its still better than paying 180 grand for a heart attack.
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    Oct 28, 2011 8:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhy do Canoodians talk funny? Especially on South Park?


    Because they all have Ass Burgers! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    As is tradition..

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