any Canadian MR members?

Discussion in 'Community' started by SilvorX, Sep 21, 2002.

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which part of canada u from

  1. BC

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  2. Alberta

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  3. Saskatchewan

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  4. Manitoba

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  5. Ontario

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  6. Quebec

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  7. New Brunswick

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  8. PEI/Newfoundland/Nova Scotia

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  9. Nunavut/NWT/Yukon

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  10. other

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  1. SilvorX macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    #1
    i know that theres tonnes of american/australian macrumor d00ds here but are there any canadian, if so, which part of canada...
    im a fellow manitoban lol...
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    how ab00t that, no Canadians, your a loneranger
     
  3. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    what in the world is ab00t? is this some aussie word or something? :p
    the only other canadian member on MR that i know of on the top of my head is from this province also...but he hasnt posted for ageeeeees lol
     
  4. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    I may be living in California but.......

    I'm from BC.:D
     
  5. havok416 macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I would have thought there'd be more of us than this!
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    aboot

    that's how canadians say "about"

    "america jr"... haha
     
  7. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    hmmm interesting, ive only heard this word called "aboot" on the simpsons...must be an american word :D

    n canadians dont like being called the us :S lol....concidering canadians are canadians....
     
  8. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Not quite true: We just actually annunciate the vowels in such words. Rather than the americanized "Abaught" we say "Abowt" which is more correct. The same is true of words like "Sorry" which Americans pronounce "Saurey".

    It's just a Queen's English versus Webster's English thing.;)
     
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  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    actually, wisconsins speak very similar to canadians

    don't make it an american thing... eh hoser
     
  11. ecino1 macrumors member

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    Hey. Whats up. Don't post here much but visit and read here several times a day. I'm from Ontario as well.
     
  12. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    i used to talk to a friend from michigan on the phone n she had a weird accent (kinda) in my oppinion, lol...even tho ive gone to north dakota many times n they dont sound like they have an accent compared to ours lol

    500th post :D
     
  13. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Similar but the lilt and stress are different. That's like saying a Brooklyn accent and a New Jersey accent are the same...:rolleyes: ;)
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    ok, but they're similar.

    meaning, not "all americans" speak in what you describe as less "correct english"
     
  15. razorme macrumors regular

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    I'm in Calgary, Alberta.

    I usually just lurk. I'm waiting for a revision to the iBooks. I want to buy the latest and greatest, and the current iBooks specs are starting to look aged.

    Why doesn't Apple just keep bumping the speed bit by bit on a continuous basis, rather than these bigger jumps? Isn't that what PC makers do?
     
  16. dentonous macrumors newbie

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  17. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    My wife is canadian... pardon, canadienne! Means french canadian from Eastern Ontario, close to Ottawa. I am "just" german, even living in Germany, so I guess I don't count! ;) :D

    groovebuster

    P.S.: I met canadians saying abOOt, so it's not a myth, it's real. But I don't think that you can say there is THE canadian pronounciation. People from West-Canada talk quite a little bit different to folks from the middle or the East of the country. Aye??? :D ;)

    groovebuster
     
  18. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lol i have canadien/canadienne relatives n friends...n my dad was a canadien till bout gr 9

    ive never talked to a canadian who said abOOt n looks like most of the ppl on MR so far are from western canada, i have heard ppl saying eh n stuff like that n saying "oh ya, we eat seal for breakfast" n stuff like that whenever americans ask stupid questions :S lol...
     
  19. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    :D That's true... my "new" family told me so many funny stories about incidents with US citizens... :D

    Canadians really "love" the people from the US! ;)

    One of my favourite stories is still the one with a couple from the US that was visiting Canada by car and got stopped on the Queensway by a cop because they were speeding. The guy said then that he already wondered why the other cars were driving so slow, but that he was not going more than 100mph like written on the signs... The cop had to teach him, that they use the metric system in Canada since a while now and that the signs mean 100kph!! :D Ooops!

    Or when my family was camping in the US a couple from Texas (who were neighbours at the camping-site) honestly asked if they are also always eating fish and if their houses are made of ice.... :D

    Or the couple that wanted to pay with US$ in Canada. They were all puzzled and couldn't understand that a state of the US has it's own currency, until someone told them that Canada is not part of the USA... that chance they missed in the war of 1775-1776! ;) :D

    All real stories... and funny like hell! :D Thank God that not all US citizens are that uneducated and ignorant. :)

    groovebuster
     
  20. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    a girl who has a crush on me from cali was like "canada sucks, its too cold...blah blah blah"...unlike her, we can survive -40C weather (-40F) - +40C (i forget how hot that is) easily
     
  21. krossfyter macrumors 601

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  22. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    Kinda..... It's not quite that simple....

    The Prime Minister is, like most Canadians of a Socialist mindset.... however he is not of the Socialist party. The Socialist Party is not very popular at all. Canada is Socialist in that the government is aimed more at Populist Programs than in a purely Capital driven society.
     
  23. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    We have high taxes and it's annoying. I wish we had capital gains taxes like the states. I used to live in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but I'm in Ottawa, Ontario now.

    Canada may be smaller (population wise) than the US, but we Canadians are definitely not the "backward cousins" of Americans.
     
  24. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Don't complain too much, you're likely to see that money again in reduced health-care costs and a myriad of other social programs. I've been living in the 'States for ten years now and I can tell you first hand that almost exactly NOTHING of those taxes is ever seen again.
     

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