FAIL:...Canadian as a Second Language

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    Mar 01, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    fail owned pwned pictures ... we're not making this up...

    "Uniting the World with English!
    CSLI is an innovative English language school in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our spacious campus is located in the trendy district of Yaletown, in downtown Vancouver, and we offer a wide variety of ESL (English as Second Language) courses.

    Our English Only Policy and fun atmosphere make learning English as a second language fun and interesting. Live in a homestay in the Vancouver area. Come in for a free trial lesson!"

    http://www.csli.com/
  • UncleverName

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    Mar 01, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    I walk by that every few weeks, and I must say, it is some funny stuff.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Mar 01, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    I laugh whenever I see that door.

    Although, it should say: Canadian as a Second Language Institute eh.
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    Mar 01, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    Its like Canadian esperanto! haha. I really like Yale town, but they should rename their school. It gives Canadians a bad name...
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    Mar 01, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    I think it's just a name... I don't think they would be THAT ridiculous to name it that lol
  • red_series

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    Mar 01, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    It's a guilty pleasure of mine to walk by there too.. lol, it's some funny shit.
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    Mar 01, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    I think it's pretty funny... plus look at the free publicity icon_biggrin.gif

    *Goes for lessons in Canadian*
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    Mar 01, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidI laugh whenever I see that door.

    Although, it should say: Canadian as a Second Language Institute eh.


    haha right on icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 01, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    Wow... In Yaletown of all places..

    You expect something like that in Dog River, Sask.icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 01, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    Where do I sign up for classes? I grew up speaking American, I think learning Canadian would be fun too.
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    Mar 01, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    yeah, I´ll learn too. All the guys are hot.
  • Rookz

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    Mar 01, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    So, do I just add "Eh" and if I were in some backwoods country of Canada I would pronouce my about as "a-boot!"

    Sounds pretty easy to me.
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    Mar 01, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    You also learn hockey terms, words like toque and poutine, you'll learn what a double-double, which half of the language you spell British style and which half you spell American style (colourful realization) and how to swear in French so you can swear in polite company but appear sophisticated because it is French.
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    Mar 02, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    hahaha...walk by it everyday
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    Mar 02, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    Sean_85 saidWow... In Yaletown of all places..

    You expect something like that in Dog River, Sask.icon_razz.gif

    Sask! ....like there is anybody who doesnt know where Dog River is? .... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 02, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    I think the sign would be taken seriously if it read, "Canadian, eh, as a Second Language Institute." icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidYou also learn hockey terms, words like toque and poutine, you'll learn what a double-double, which half of the language you spell British style and which half you spell American style (colourful realization) and how to swear in French so you can swear in polite company but appear sophisticated because it is French.



    that's some advanced terminology, our american brethren may be confused by such words...now if it were australian as a second language I could understand the need. who knew so many yaletown yupsters needed language training.
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    Mar 02, 2009 2:35 AM GMT



    Canadian 101: In Canada a slap-shot takes place in a bedroom as well as on ice...icon_lol.gif


    -Doug
  • dantoujours

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    Mar 02, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    Tabernac! That's drôle!
  • allatonce

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    Mar 02, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    scottycdn said
    NoSuchPerson saidYou also learn hockey terms, words like toque and poutine, you'll learn what a double-double, which half of the language you spell British style and which half you spell American style (colourful realization) and how to swear in French so you can swear in polite company but appear sophisticated because it is French.



    that's some advanced terminology, our american brethren may be confused by such words...now if it were australian as a second language I could understand the need. who knew so many yaletown yupsters needed language training.


    I think all of these words are essential vocabulary for anyone traveling to Canada. A few quick Canadian lessons and you'll blend right in with us locals.
  • UVaRob9

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    Mar 02, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    I work with someone who believes that Americans don't speak English and actually speak American, so this is not a shock. He's also the malapropism king of the office and couldn't count his balls and get the same number twice, so that could factor into it.