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Old 02-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #181
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For those from the south heading up to the Newfoundland Fiberglass trailer meet this summer here is a link to a quick review of Newfoundland English and a translation to commonly heard phrases - might want to read ahead of time so you have some idea as to what is being said!

Same for anyone visiting Fort McMurray Alberta on your next trip north. Newfoundland English is starting to take a good hold there are well as many fisherman have taken up working the oil fields instead.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #182
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A bit of free-form spelling is fine. I appreciate that Canadians show some class by using a form of address which conveys respect for the office of President of the U.S. (even in jokes) and it is devoutly to be desired that U.S. citizens would show this same level of public courtesy and respect for their current Commander-in-Chief, for the Canadian Prime Minister, and for heads of government around the world. Irreverence at home is healthy, in public not so much. If we're all at home here and still able to remember we're in public, we'll find the sweet spot I think.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #183
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Me may get the spelling wrong sometimes but at least we know the US Presidents name & what city in the US he works in
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #184
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Me may get the spelling wrong sometimes but at least we know the US Presidents name & what city in the US he works in
Don't be so sure, Carol- evidently, 75% of Canadians don't even know who their own Head of State is, let alone where that person may dwell!




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Old 02-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #185
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Don't be so sure, Carol- evidently, 75% of Canadians don't even know who their own Head of State is, let alone where that person may dwell!

LOL Francesca I am still pretty sure most Canadians can and will tell you who the US President is and where he lives. Note I didnt say most Canadians know who our own Head of State is -who as you now know isnt our Prime Minster.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #186
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Me may get the spelling wrong sometimes but at least we know the US Presidents name & what city in the US he works in

Yeah, that's why I love it when the questions on Jepardy are about Canada. That's the one time we can predictably beat the smart people

Sometimes even Alex Trebek seems a little surprised about the level of knowledge expressed about matters Canadian.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #187
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Sometimes even Alex Trebek seems a little surprised about the level of knowledge expressed about matters Canadian.
Isn't he also a Canadian?
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #188
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Aboot time someone mentioned Alex Quebec! HARHARHARHARHAR

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A bit of free-form spelling is fine. I appreciate that Canadians show some class by using a form of address which conveys respect for the office of President of the U.S. (even in jokes) and it is devoutly to be desired that U.S. citizens would show this same level of public courtesy and respect for their current Commander-in-Chief, for the Canadian Prime Minister, and for heads of government around the world. Irreverence at home is healthy, in public not so much. If we're all at home here and still able to remember we're in public, we'll find the sweet spot I think.

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If only the office holders would themselves do as much!
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Indeed!
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I hear some folks say they won't go to Canada without a gun. It hadn't occurred to me 'til now that it may be prudent to add Canadians to the list of things I'm scared of.

Does anyone know what it is about Canadians that makes them so dangerous?

Please advise soonest-
I live in a Border State and may well encounter a Canadian at any moment

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #192
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There is something very scary about Canada. And I am being very serious about this. There is one thing that most definitely scares me about Canada, and it is an unavoidable, unspeakable horror that everyone in the US should be worried about. Canadians really don't truly understand how scary it is, although many of them leave Canada as frequently as the can because of this. The ones close to the border understand because the fear goes away the moment they get into the US and yet they regurn to Canada, still longing for the US. That dressed horror that I fear most bout Canada--the prices for everything! Everything cost 25% more there!
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I also find the metric system terrifying even with a calculator.
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Hi: All...I'm totally flabbergasted that in all the "Spelling Bees" no one has mentioned the way Canadians spell the word "FIBREGLASS".
Is it time to go camping yet?
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Hang in there Alf, the snow has just about gone, OH dam more last night. but soon we'll be out there in nature and snug in our eggs.
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the prices for everything! Everything cost 25% more there!
This is so true! There is no good explanation for this, other then we are a nation of poor shoppers. Cross border shopping has always been common.
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Everything cost 25% more there!
But for many jobs, the pay is 25% higher too, so it is all relative. I have talked to other folks that own renovation and home building companies like me, and I pay a good carpenter at least 25% more than they would. I believe this is true with many other trades too. I do know that this is not true in the medical professions, that many can make more in the US.
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Cross border shopping has always been common.
Does the mood improve as distance from the border increases?

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Does the mood improve as distance from the border increases?

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If anything it is even worse. Since those of us who are over 3 hrs from the border don't have the option of going south to shop, we are even more frustrated by the prices we find on the internet, which we don't have access to.
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The ones close to the border understand because the fear goes away the moment they get into the US and yet they regurn to Canada,
LOL you do realize that means most Canadians understand. 90% of us live within a hundred miles of the border. For many cross border shopping is a weekly thing. We get the best of both countries.


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