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Old 09-30-2019, 04:57 PM   #61
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a-gain is the biggest word gear grinder in the world

stop that, it's ah-ghen
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:09 PM   #62
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My American nephews mock me for the amount of times I say "Eh" in conversation. Apparently it is more than I believe.

I make them shotgun Canadian beer with me.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM   #63
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Tyler myers.. that dude lays it thick!
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:32 PM   #64
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In high school I was on a school trip to Boston. We went into a Friendly's and when the order asked for our drinks one of us asked for a pop. He said without missing a beat "No problem, so where are you all from?"

I should have responded "Aww geeze d'air b'y, how d'yer knows weeze be fram away?!"
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:59 AM   #65
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I use ZED in Canada and ZEE when Stateside. In Vegas a few years ago I spelled my name, has a Z in it, and watched the utter confusion at my saying ZED.

I spend a lot of time in Idaho and have had a clerk actually tell me they knew I was Canadian because of my funny accent.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:19 AM   #66
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When the performers on SNL do Canadian accents, I don't think we sound anything like that? Or, do we?





Sounds more like the Fargo accent, than how we talk.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:28 PM   #67
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Very funny👍 They shoulda stuck a couple of youse in there.
Hey youse guys goin to the rink shack?
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:22 PM   #68
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When the performers on SNL do Canadian accents, I don't think we sound anything like that? Or, do we?





Sounds more like the Fargo accent, than how we talk.
Timely post; I read OP and was about to post how the media/etc think Canadian accents are basically just "Fargo" accents (basically the Dakotas thru Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois talk that way).
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:34 PM   #69
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I have lived in San Diego for nearly 12 years.
People continue to ask if I am Canadian when they hear me talk.
I have never been asked if I was from Minnesota or North Dakota, though.
My wife is never asked. People are surprised to hear that she is Canadian. They just assume she is American. Very little accent I guess.

I am not certain what it is about my accent but I can definitely hear the Canadian accent when we go home and visit Calgary/Edmonton/Saskatoon.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:21 PM   #70
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went to a concert last year in Oakland of all places and was asked if i was from Minnesota. not a proud moment but clearly there is something there. DOH
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I was watching a documentary (Atomic Homefront) and someone pronounced “beta” like “better” instead of “bay-ta”. Most unusual pronunciation of a word that i have heard.
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Banff or Bamff?
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:03 PM   #73
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I spoke to a lawyer in Wisconsin yesterday. He had the Fargo accent. Oh ya.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:59 PM   #74
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Banff or Bamff?
I really want to say the former but sounding it out it seems more like the latter when I say it. It's tough to form N-F-F as a sound.
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Except she was right in asking where I was from, and we had not told her at that point. She might have got lucky and guessed I suppose.
The only "Northern Alberta" accent I can think of is the Ukrainian Canadian accent which is pretty common in/around Edmonton. Think Premier Ed Stelmach. I'm not sure if it's pronunciation even so much as it is a rhythm to the speech that stands out.
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