How To Know if You're Talking to a Canadian

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    Apr 16, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    http://tremendousnews.com/2010/02/25/15-signs-youre-talking-to-a-canadian/
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 17, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    Haha, they forgot a few:

    1. Pointing out famous Canadians in conversation.

    Oh, Kiefer Sutherland? Nelly Furtado? Alanis? Mike Meyers? Did you know they're Canadian?

    2. Asking you subtly to agree with the previously said statement by adding the particle "eh."

    Today's weather is really nice, eh?

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    Apr 17, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    the EASIEST way to tell is the use of long vowels in wierd places... I had no idea HGTV shot a lot of shows in Canada til I started listening to the hosts closely... its BIZARRE, i can't think of an example off the top of my head though.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    We use long vowels in weird places? D:

  • jrs1

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    Apr 17, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    wtf?

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    is that like ... Mr. Bucket?

  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 17, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    mizu5 saidWe use long vowels in weird places? D:



    It's the "Canadian rising" phenomenon. Words with an "ou" dipthong like "house," "out," "about," words like "tomorrow," on the West Coast people say "milk" and "pillow" differently.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    KyleAD saidthe EASIEST way to tell is the use of long vowels in wierd places... I had no idea HGTV shot a lot of shows in Canada til I started listening to the hosts closely... its BIZARRE, i can't think of an example off the top of my head though.


    as long as there are no phoneme omissions, substitutions or modifications I don't mind!
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
    When I grow up I'm marrying a Canadian.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
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    Loved it! Canadians are fucking Amazing!
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    mizu5 saidWe use long vowels in weird places? D:



    It's the "Canadian rising" phenomenon. Words with an "ou" dipthong like "house," "out," "about," words like "tomorrow," on the West Coast people say "milk" and "pillow" differently.

    Wait, what? I can demonstrate Canadian raising with the most hoserly native speakers (esp if I'm tired), but what's this about West Coasters pronouncing "milk" differently??
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidicon_razz.gif


    Loved it! Canadians are fucking Amazing!


    yup we are eh!
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    That's pretty funny...I need to travel more in the states. Didn't even know most of those things were Canadian.
    People here do pronounce some words in a weird way...like 'sorry' for example.

    I also learned recently that bags of milk don't exist outside of some Canadian provinces!! Goodness we're such weirdos.
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    RST2009 said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidicon_razz.gif


    Loved it! Canadians are fucking Amazing!


    yup we are eh!



    *blushing* yeah icon_cool.gif *turns into butter*
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    meclk saidThat's pretty funny...I need to travel more in the states. Didn't even know most of those things were Canadian.
    People here do pronounce some words in a weird way...like 'sorry' for example.

    I also learned recently that bags of milk don't exist outside of some Canadian provinces!! Goodness we're such weirdos.




    icon_biggrin.gif I love the bags of milk..... but what do you do when you open it? icon_eek.gif


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    Apr 17, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Fuck, I was totally jealous of someone else's toboggan. I didn't realize that was a Canadian thing.

    But then I got a better toboggan. But sometimes it was still just fun to go down a hill on a garbage bag.
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    . . . he knows all the words to Canadian Railroad Trilogy . . .
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    meclk saidThat's pretty funny...I need to travel more in the states. Didn't even know most of those things were Canadian.
    People here do pronounce some words in a weird way...like 'sorry' for example.

    I also learned recently that bags of milk don't exist outside of some Canadian provinces!! Goodness we're such weirdos.




    icon_biggrin.gif I love the bags of milk..... but what do you do when you open it? icon_eek.gif




    I have never bought them...scared they'll burst open in my shopping cart. The bag is just placed in an empty jug and a corner is cut open. The milk is poured out of the bag.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WZbnQTFIg
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    These are hilarious, and I'm surprised I can relate to them! Usually I take issue with Canadian "lists" because they don't apply to Vancouver at all.
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    Absolutely great, and so true.
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    Apr 17, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    eh ben...
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    Apr 17, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    <3Mr. DressUp<3

    I wanted a tickle trunk....
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    Apr 17, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    My dad built a snow-slide in our backyard one year. We had almost an acre of land in our Montreal home and we still busted the neighbour's fence crashing into it.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 17, 2010 7:31 AM GMT
    There used to be a map on the wall at Pearson Airport, showing all of Canada, with a map of Europe transposed over it. Europe fit inside of Ontario. It might still be there. Spending time at the airport is still on my list of things to do before I die. Anyway, being Canadian is a whole bunch of experiences, depending on which part of it you live in. Poutine is an artery clogging feast from Quebec, but in northern ontario, which is full of mouth wateringly hot french men, there is no poutine. Oddly, in Toronto where there are no bilingual signs because not enough french people live there, amd where there is sadly a dirth of hot french men, you can buy poutine. Explain that one to me.
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    Apr 17, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy said Explain that one to me.



    No, but Montreal DOES have the best food in maybe the world!
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    Apr 17, 2010 8:10 AM GMT
    meclk said
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    meclk saidThat's pretty funny...I need to travel more in the states. Didn't even know most of those things were Canadian.
    People here do pronounce some words in a weird way...like 'sorry' for example.

    I also learned recently that bags of milk don't exist outside of some Canadian provinces!! Goodness we're such weirdos.




    icon_biggrin.gif I love the bags of milk..... but what do you do when you open it? icon_eek.gif




    I have never bought them...scared they'll burst open in my shopping cart. The bag is just placed in an empty jug and a corner is cut open. The milk is poured out of the bag.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WZbnQTFIg


    They are available in the UK.