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Old Apr 5th 2005, 11:51 am
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Just thought i would start a light hearted thread to have some fun.

I have noticed in the past 18 months i have really adapted to my peers. I find myself saying EH! all the time after every speach or question.
i also find myself saying "your welcome" more and more.

what do you find yourself doing or saying?
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by babyblue
Just thought i would start a light hearted thread to have some fun.

I have noticed in the past 18 months i have really adapted to my peers. I find myself saying EH! all the time after every speach or question.
i also find myself saying "your welcome" more and more.

what do you find yourself doing or saying?
Saying Hi, rather than Hello.

Gas rather than petrol.

Mail rather than post.

Hood rather than bonnet.

Trunk rather than boot.

Watching, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football and Hockey.

Overtaking in the inside lane.

The list could go on.......
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by babyblue
Just thought i would start a light hearted thread to have some fun.

I have noticed in the past 18 months i have really adapted to my peers. I find myself saying EH! all the time after every speach or question.
i also find myself saying "your welcome" more and more.

what do you find yourself doing or saying?
Do you mean apart from saying "When the hell is 'In Process' gonna change?"

Not a lot, really, but I like your line of thinking, eh!!
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 1:31 pm
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Drinking Tim Horton's in the car! ..... I never did that with my cuppa tea back in England!

Going out in the summertime without an unbrella and mack in the car(just in case)

Loading up with Mosquito protection! ooch!


hot dogs on Sunday instead of traditional roast!

enjoying doughnuts!... they're good eh?


looking forward to the weekends at the trailer. Caravan at bognor regis was never quite the same. eh?
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-Say eraser rather than rubber.

- Having jumper cables in the car and knowing how to use them

- Measuring driving distances in hours rther than miles (or kilometers)
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 4:04 pm
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when you start tiping naturaly instead of getting funny looks from others around!

when you no longer have pancakes once a year!

when you start enjoying the american sit coms that you hated back in the UK!
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Originally Posted by SimonG
Saying Hi, rather than Hello.

Gas rather than petrol.

Mail rather than post.

Hood rather than bonnet.

Trunk rather than boot.

Watching, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football and Hockey.

Overtaking in the inside lane.

The list could go on.......
Is it overtaking or passing?
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 4:15 pm
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Turn right at on a Red without stopping and thinking first

Rremember that nearly every price you see excludes tax

Know that Double Double is not a game of darts
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 6:15 pm
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Is it overtaking or passing?
I was going to say undertaking, but it doesn't sound right!
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difference in wording gave me 2 of my most weird experiences whilst in canada. my 4 year old being given strange looks by other mums (moms) when she asked for a rubber!! and the strange look on my face when a girlfriend asked if my husband had any suspenders her husband could borrow!!
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When your mates become Buddies

When you see something and think its Awesome
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When you see something and think its Awesome
totally...
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Your best winter coat isn’t suitable for temperatures above -10deg C..

You own two distinct wardrobes…one winter….one summer..

You consider maple syrup a breakfast staple…

When people talk about “homo” you think milk…
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 8:47 pm
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Automatically take off your shoes when you enter someone's home.

Know you have to serve coffee to your guests at the same time as you serve dessert.

Know you have to turn off your outside taps and drain them around the beginning of October.

Refer to the ground floor as the first floor.

Understand that no one knows what a fortnight is and you need to refer to it as two weeks.

See people waiting for a bus or theatre tickets, and refer to them as a line rather than a queue.

Say aluminum instead of aluminium.

Go on vacations instead of holidays.

Hire people and rent cars.
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 9:27 pm
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That is totally awsome!

right on Buddies!

this is starting to be a funny thread EH!
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