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Old 09-21-2019, 09:09 PM   #41
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I don’t call them candy bars, but by your definition you should.

Milk chocolate has more sugar than chocolate, which would technically be a sugar base.
I'm not claiming to be an expert, I'm sure there's definitions and food science that I simply don't know.

That said according to WikiHow (a scholarly resource I'm sure )

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Chocolate

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Dark Chocolate
1 cup (100 g) cocoa powder
1⁄2 cup (120 mL) coconut oil
4 tablespoons (59 mL) honey
1⁄2 tablespoon (7.4 mL) vanilla extract
¼ cup (25 g) confectioner’s sugar, 1⁄4 cup (59 mL) agave syrup, or 3-6 drops liquid stevia (optional)
Makes approx. 10 oz (283 g) of chocolate
Dark Chocolate has more cocoa powder than anything else

That said, I never realize how much sugar was in milk chocolate, sweet Moses.

We're in agreement that chocolate isn't candy, but I need to figure out why milk chocolate isn't candy other than it feels wrong. Perhaps it's temperature boiled at?

Regardless, it's one of those things that I know is right, but I need to understand why. Like when Newton knew that things fell, just needed to figure out why.

(Yes I compared myself to Isaac Newton, yes it is heavy handed, no I'm no scientist, but yes I'm just as, if not more, awesome than him).
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:50 AM   #42
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Personally, I say candy if it is generally devoid of cocoa. I'll say chocolate if is mainly cocoa based. I don't associate candy as the overall category. I consider the overall category sweets, with candy and chocolate the main two sub categories.

If it's more devoid of cocoa than full of cocoa or flavored in a specific way, I'll either call it by name or say it's chocolate flavoured candy rather than lump them in either category. (ie: Chocolate flavoured/filled mint, tootsie roll, caramel etc.).
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:23 AM   #43
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I’m from a small town, but have lived in the city for quite sometime. Apparently, when I get together with my buddies from home my wife can’t understand me. It’s an oddly hilarious thing, but the accent is strong when that happens!

It could also be the whisky.....!?
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:27 PM   #44
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Do they think we are saying “a boot” in some kind of a Cockney accent when we say “about”? What does really saying “a boot” sound like then? I don’t get how it sounds the same as when we say “about”. In my ears, “aboot” and “about” sounds vastly different.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:06 PM   #45
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What is this bayg/bahg thing?

How can you even pronounce bag two ways?
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I also don’t understand bahg.. like, how are there two ways to say that.

As for about, I’ve noticed that some Americans tend to kind of over pronounce parts of it.

Ah-bah-out is what I’ve heard from a lot of Americans. So comparatively, a Canadian might sound like ah-boot
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:11 PM   #47
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Do they think we are saying “a boot” in some kind of a Cockney accent when we say “about”? What does really saying “a boot” sound like then? I don’t get how it sounds the same as when we say “about”. In my ears, “aboot” and “about” sounds vastly different.
Got into this with an Aussie girl many years ago, as there is a difference in how we say it, but I didn't find it noticeable until I started listening for it. I think the problem is that it's difficult to describe how we pronounce it. It really isn't aboot or aboat, but it isn't abowt either. When listening to americans and aussies, they really emphasize the big round ow sound. We don't seem to open our mouths as much, so you don't get that full ow. Probably more pronounced on the east coast where the accents tend to be a bit heavier.
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^^
It's well documented but different than you describe. You should just read this.
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Got into this with an Aussie girl many years ago, as there is a difference in how we say it, but I didn't find it noticeable until I started listening for it. I think the problem is that it's difficult to describe how we pronounce it. It really isn't aboot or aboat, but it isn't abowt either. When listening to americans and aussies, they really emphasize the big round ow sound. We don't seem to open our mouths as much, so you don't get that full ow. Probably more pronounced on the east coast where the accents tend to be a bit heavier.
I didn't think we had much of an accent until our Aussie room-mate started imitating how we talk. And, we sound hilarious when heard this way.
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Process or prawcess...
This is a big one at work. We have a large US sales force and they're always giving it to us about this one. "It's not PROcess, it's PRAWcess". We've also been told to spell "properly" when corresponding with them. No centre or mitre or colour.

I like to tell them we use the Queens English here.
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Go to the South and for sure you sound different. Along the East coast there are many changes to but again, unless I'm wearing Flames gear of a Team Canada hockey hat, I'm just assumed I'm from out West.

I have met English speakers from Europe while outside of Canada and never been assumed to be from the Canadian praires.
Oddly enough years ago we were returning home from a road trip to Montana and stopped in Cardston. Lady at the tourist info asked us where we were from because it was obvious we were not local - she said we had a Northern Alberta accent.
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I have met English speakers from Europe while outside of Canada and never been assumed to be from the Canadian parries

It was never specific to a province unless I met other Canadians, but when meeting English speakers from all over the world almost all of them immediately identified my friends and I as Canadian. Main factor for them was enunciation, said our accent was very similar to NW Americans but the pronunciation was clearer. That also why all of the Thai, Filipino, and Vietnamese people I've met say they preferred to talk to Canadians when learning English, as we were the easiest to understand. It was always fun having to translate for a Scottish buddy of mine when the locals had no clue WTF he was saying
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What is this bayg/bahg thing?

How can you even pronounce bag two ways?
This one is hard to describe, but it's also by far the biggest one because it affects so many words.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...guistic-shifts

The 1 minute audio clip in this article describes it pretty well.
So apparently I'm a young Calgarian woman.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:39 AM   #54
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An American teacher caught my Canuck accent when I said been like bean and not bin like she does - where have you bean? I love east coasters parity instead of party ;-)
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Oddly enough years ago we were returning home from a road trip to Montana and stopped in Cardston. Lady at the tourist info asked us where we were from because it was obvious we were not local - she said we had a Northern Alberta accent.
Unless they are employing Henry Higgins 2.0 at the Cardston tourist bureau I have a tough time with that one. Seems at least as likely she was screwing with you and knew you weren't local because you showed up at the tourist bureau...
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I play a lot of online video games. I get asked constantly if I'm from Canada. We have a noticable accent to Americans. Unless you've lived in america for a while, you have this accent.

The biggest one for me is listening to Canadians say "Hoose" instead of "Hause" for "House"
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Unless they are employing Henry Higgins 2.0 at the Cardston tourist bureau I have a tough time with that one. Seems at least as likely she was screwing with you and knew you weren't local because you showed up at the tourist bureau...
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.
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An American teacher caught my Canuck accent when I said been like bean and not bin like she does - where have you bean? I love east coasters parity instead of party ;-)
I hate the pronunciation of been as bin. It’s bad English.
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Another dead give away, she says is how we say again.
We say a-gain as in gain and loss she says they say a-gan.
I had no idea how we give ourselves away🤣
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