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Canadian word pronunciation ?

Old Apr 20th 2005, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by cov-canuck
What was more confusing was shortly after we arrived my parents decided to show us the UK and took us up to Scotland. I kept wondering why the kids I was playing with were calling me "Key" (Kay).
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Old Apr 20th 2005, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by oxocube
Is that really any more confusing than when my parents insist on calling you Kate?
No, I just figure that your parents, having known me for 7 years, regularly forget my name. It's still better than them calling me "Kath" though!
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Old Apr 20th 2005, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Biiiiink
I suppose it depends what your name is, but does anyone notice Canadians shorten yours? Mine is already only four letters but they manage to shave off one...I hate it!! I wouldn't mind, I mean I'm all for less formality and all that, but these are people I barely know and have contact with in a business setting, not mates down the pub.

Oh well. Better get used to it
We Canadians are a lazy bunch...we use all our energy shovelling snow, we have none left if your name is over 1 syllable
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Mine is already only four letters but they manage to shave off one...I hate it!!
I agree with you Biiiiink, my name is David, but people I hardly know insist on calling me Dave or worse still Davy, I hate them both. I now take the opertunity to correct them, once, and then refuse to answer till they address me by my name. I know it's only a name, but it's mine.

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Old Apr 20th 2005, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by dozzzzy
I agree with you Biiiiink, my name is David, but people I hardly know insist on calling me Dave or worse still Davy, I hate them both. I now take the opertunity to correct them, once, and then refuse to answer till they address me by my name. I know it's only a name, but it's mine.

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i just wonder what we would be called then im Carrie and my husband is Gordon
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Amazes me how often telemarketers ask to talk to "Lain"

Its a "sans serif" thing. Four letters, two the same and they still screw it up.
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Originally Posted by iaink
Amazes me how often telemarketers ask to talk to "Lain"

Its a "sans serif" thing. Four letters, two the same and they still screw it up.
My Dad's Ian (with one "i") and my mother manages to make it a one syllable name - "eeen". I don't know how he puts up with it
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Originally Posted by dozzzzy
I agree with you Biiiiink, my name is David, but people I hardly know insist on calling me Dave or worse still Davy, I hate them both. I now take the opertunity to correct them, once, and then refuse to answer till they address me by my name. I know it's only a name, but it's mine.

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David - my husband shares your name and he feels exactly the same way - HATES 'Dave' (sorry Dave...lol) with a vengeance!
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Originally Posted by carrieann
i just wonder what we would be called then im Carrie and my husband is Gordon
Care and Gordo no doubt.
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Originally Posted by Biiiiink
My Dad's Ian (with one "i") and my mother manages to make it a one syllable name - "eeen". I don't know how he puts up with it
LOL Biiiink. My brother is also an "Ian" - his mates used to call him "eeee" LOL

(and my mum chose it because it was so short, she thought it couldn't get shortened any further)
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Care and Gordo no doubt.
Nahhh Gordo is too australian,,, Gord more likely. Car or Care sounds about right though.
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 7:05 am
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Nokia.
Canadian - no-KEE-uh
British - KNOCK-kee-uh

Aberdeen
Canadian (and this might be only the west coast) - A-ber-deen
British - a-ber-DEEN

lingerie
Canadian - lon-ger-ray
British - lon-ger-ree
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 10:24 am
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I think I'd have to disagree with the last one...I've never heard a british person pronounce it anything other than lon-ger-ray...apart from the really irritating people who pronounce it "lin-ger (hard G)-ree"

Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas
Nokia.
Canadian - no-KEE-uh
British - KNOCK-kee-uh

Aberdeen
Canadian (and this might be only the west coast) - A-ber-deen
British - a-ber-DEEN

lingerie
Canadian - lon-ger-ray
British - lon-ger-ree
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 3:44 pm
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My sone was washing the table mats the other day and my boyfriend said "you don't need to wash them in the sink every time we eat". My son replied. " yes we do becuase it is HYGEEEEENIC". Well this started the debate and a few laughs.
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Old Apr 22nd 2005, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by cov-canuck
I think I'd have to disagree with the last one...I've never heard a british person pronounce it anything other than lon-ger-ray...apart from the really irritating people who pronounce it "lin-ger (hard G)-ree"
Hmmm... maybe it's my hearing but I hear lon-ger-ree (soft g). Or maybe it's just my British friends all mispronounce it .
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