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Old 10-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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"There are even places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!" --Professor 'Enry 'Iggins (My Fair Lady)

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #16
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I would just like to remind everyone. We are on the WWW. We have members where English is a Second Language. So, be nice. We don't want anyone to misconstrue or misunderstand and think members of FiberglassRV are language hostile or unkind.... now do we?

Please be nice.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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Other than Newfoundland, and Quebec, I don't notice much of an accent anywhere I go in Canada. I have lived in Ontario and Alberta. You would think there would be a difference.
Thats true but in Vancouver depending on what neighbourhood you visit you will hear a great many more accents. In my own area, persian and asian accents are pretty main steam accents on the street, not to mention many of the stores have multi language signs and few of them include French ;-) At a Vancouver west side school I attended as a child were at the time there were few asians, the majority attending that school today are of asian descent. All a part of Vancouver having become a very multicultural city. As you say though basic provincial based accents from province to province is not as diverse as I have noticed in the US going state to state or when my southern relatives visit. ;-)
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:54 AM   #18
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Credit cards... while on a trip to Alaska we checked our home answering machine from B.C. and had a message from our credit card company asking us to call because of unusual charges from unusual places. I did and asked them to read off the charges. That was done and all charges were ours. I explained that we were on our way to Alaska. The cust serv person said "oh. Can you drive there?" Gave us our laugh for the day.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #19
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where is that guy from Illanoy?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #20
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Driving to ALaska

The preception of not being able to drive there probably comes from the fact that relatively few do drive there. Though absolutly beautiful, it is a long, long ride. Around 8,000 miles round trip from Chicago, Illinois, without exploring on the way.....
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Our it could just be that someone skipped geography or international studies in school. Based on questions I have been asked regarding Canada while traveling that appears to be a fairly common situation. As a result they may think we don't have any roads going to Alaska through Canada as they are not needed as most people in Canada get to work using a snowmobile, dog sled or ride our pet moose, don't we?
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Our it could just be that someone skipped geography or international studies in school. Based on questions I have been asked regarding Canada while traveling that appears to be a fairly common situation. As a result they may think we don't have any roads going to Alaska through Canada as they are not needed as most people in Canada get to work using a snowmobile, dog sled or ride our pet moose, don't we?
I thought Canada only had trees ,rocks ,lakes ,moose ,fish ,bears, beer ,whiskey, snow and Dudley Doright of the Mounties . I learn something new everyday on this website
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #23
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Our it could just be that someone skipped geography or international studies in school. Based on questions I have been asked regarding Canada while traveling that appears to be a fairly common situation. As a result they may think we don't have any roads going to Alaska through Canada as they are not needed as most people in Canada get to work using a snowmobile, dog sled or ride our pet moose, don't we?
Just south of you we're still riding horse back, circling wagons, and fighting Indians.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #24
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Not having any trouble with the Quebecois or flak catchers in Manila. However, I'm of an age when dealing with home invasion by the salesmen, solicitors, and appointment secretaries of Upspeak Nation is getting on my nerves. I want them neither to misunderstand nor misconstrue that when I ask them to slow down, enunciate, and give unslurred utterance to each digit of a phone number, I am indeed on the edge of language-induced hostility.

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #25
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Just south of you we're still riding horse back, circling wagons, and fighting Indians.
Yea well boy we've heard rumours about such stuff from some of them there Canadian beer runners of yours we have been catching in the woods most days and from our US milk runners. The milk runners claim to have even seen recent smoke signals coming from the south saying something about the wagons circling. But dont you get any ideas and start falling for those rumors that we have the worlds longest undefended border. No sir, don't you worry there boy we've been stock piling snow balls to fight back with ever since 1812 the last time your bunch got out of line!
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....... Upspeak Nation........jack

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