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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 8:34 pm
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 8:49 pm
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Yes, that one!

I've personally tried to educate so many Canadian's how to properly pronounce "mirror". It usually goes like this:

Me: "Say Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: " Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: "mih"
Canadian: "mih"
Me: "roar"
Canadian: "roar"
Me: "Mirror"
Canadian: "mrrrrhhhhhh"
Me: "Mih-ror"
Canadian: "mrrrr-h"
Me: "You're not trying"
Canadian: "Go eat a bowl of dick you wanker."

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
"mirror" rhymes with "beer".
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 9:01 pm
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QUOTE=Greenhill;10579534]Yes, that one!

I've personally tried to educate so many Canadian's how to properly pronounce "mirror". It usually goes like this:

Me: "Say Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: " Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: "mih"
Canadian: "mih"
Me: "roar"
Canadian: "roar"
Me: "Mirror"
Canadian: "mrrrrhhhhhh"
Me: "Mih-ror"
Canadian: "mrrrr-h"
Me: "You're not trying"
Canadian: "Go eat a bowl of dick you wanker."[/QUOTE]



I have taught my colleagues to say "butties" instead of sandwiches.
They are struggling a bit with t'internet...........
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 9:04 pm
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Butty or but-eh?


Originally Posted by Reidies
I have taught my colleagues to say "butties" instead of sandwiches.
They are struggling a bit with t'internet...........
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 9:15 pm
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It's just dawned on me that millions of north Americans probably think that baby Jesus received gifts of gold, frankincense and a mirror...
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 9:16 pm
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It's just dawned on me that millions of north Americans probably think that baby Jesus received gifts of gold, frankincense and a mirror...
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 9:18 pm
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With my n.irish dialect/accent I find myself occasionally having to train myself to use proper english words let alone worrying about whether that word works in "Canadian".

When I did some Belfast-ian sentences on colleagues they were completely clueless.
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With my n.irish dialect/accent I find myself occasionally having to train myself to use proper english words let alone worrying about whether that word works in "Canadian".

When I did some Belfast-ian sentences on colleagues they were completely clueless.
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I have a London/cockney accent - I haven't got a hope when I go over lol
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Trousers - pants
Herb - 'erb
Crazy - nuts
Pavement - sidewalk
Condom - rubber
Rubber - eraser
Electic socket - receptacle
Torch - flashlight
Shop - store
Hawk - hock
Fortnight - bi-weekly
Cigs - smokes
Truck - pick up
Road tax - sticker
Garden - yard, unless used for growing vegetables, then it's a garden
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 11:21 pm
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Pint of beer = 3/4 of a pint of beer
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Old Mar 2nd 2013, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Reidies
QUOTE=Greenhill;10579534]

Me: "Say Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: " Mirror"
Canadian: "mrhhhhh"
Me: "mih"
Canadian: "mih"
Me: "roar"
Canadian: "roar"
Me: "Mirror"
Canadian: "mrrrrhhhhhh"
Me: "Mih-ror"
Canadian: "mrrrr-h"
Me: "You're not trying"
Canadian: "Go eat a bowl of dick you wanker."
haha, im giggling because i had something similar with my colleagues pronouncing the names AARON and ERIN.

they have no idea, cute.
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Old Mar 3rd 2013, 1:31 am
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The names Don and Dawn are pronounced as Darn.

Bob is pronounced as Barb and Barb is pronounced as Barrrb.

Canadian is a rhotic language.
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The names Don and Dawn are pronounced as Darn.

Bob is pronounced as Barb and Barb is pronounced as Barrrb.

Canadian is a rhotic language.
I had huge problems trying to understand what a family members' name was (Dawn) as I could only hear "Don" - likewise with "Maureen" which was pronounced "Marine" - poor woman probably thought I was mental, because I called her that for years.
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