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Old Apr 5th 2005, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by babyblue
That is totally awsome!

right on Buddies!

this is starting to be a funny thread EH!

I almost fell off my chair laughing....it's really really funny and makes me realize as a canadian how true your comments are about canadians!!!
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Old Apr 5th 2005, 9:48 pm
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Realize that your indicator lights are some extra that comes with the car and aren't a necessity.

Find -5 mild.

Learn to skate.
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you fill up at the gas station, complain about the price of gas, and can actually afford to fill up your tank up more than once a year.
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another good reason for this thread - as a canadian going home after 20+ years in the uk, it's reminding me of a language I'd forgotten about ie gas for petrol etc.
many thanks, now I just need to get my accent back
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 12:19 pm
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I almost fell off my chair laughing....it's really really funny and makes me realize as a canadian how true your comments are about canadians!!!
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 12:53 pm
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remember to ask for a light for your smoke, rather than your fag!
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by andy_sheila
another good reason for this thread - as a canadian going home after 20+ years in the uk, it's reminding me of a language I'd forgotten about ie gas for petrol etc.
many thanks, now I just need to get my accent back

You might have a challenge dropping the vocabulary like butty, knickers, brilliant, anorak, rubbish etc.
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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 "Hood" not bonnet, or just saying "Hi Guys" rather than good morning
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I'm also realising that I've never stopped some, like mail or 'hi guys' but.....it took me 15 years to remember drawing pins are thumb tacks, now I've got to remember back again
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Originally Posted by andy_sheila
I'm also realising that I've never stopped some, like mail or 'hi guys' but.....it took me 15 years to remember drawing pins are thumb tacks, now I've got to remember back again
Mornin' all

Oh my god! Reading through this thread, I just realised how 'Canadian' I've become! Good fun, though - keep 'em coming!

Just the other day, my daughter said I should try to revert to, and keep some of my 'englishness' (sp) and say 'garage' instead of 'guraarge' (I guess you'll know what I'm trying to say, there......HA! there's another one - "I guess").....lol

One thing which I don't really like very much but find myself saying a lot, is "Can I get....." instead of "Can I have...."

Some things you just have to change, though - unless you're happy to continue getting blank looks, and explain something every time you use 'english' Darwins theory of evolution, really - we evolve to adapt to our surroundings - so true!

Joke - Long ago three guys sitting round having a beer, trying to choose the name for our great country of Canada:

First one says, "I know, we'll have a 'C', eh?" Second one says, ok, and we'll have a 'N', eh?", third one says, "Great, and let's have a 'D', eh?"
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Originally Posted by Calgal
Mornin' all

Oh my god! Reading through this thread, I just realised how 'Canadian' I've become! Good fun, though - keep 'em coming!

Just the other day, my daughter said I should try to revert to, and keep some of my 'englishness' (sp) and say 'garage' instead of 'guraarge' (I guess you'll know what I'm trying to say, there......HA! there's another one - "I guess").....lol

One thing which I don't really like very much but find myself saying a lot, is "Can I get....." instead of "Can I have...."

Some things you just have to change, though - unless you're happy to continue getting blank looks, and explain something every time you use 'english' Darwins theory of evolution, really - we evolve to adapt to our surroundings - so true!

Joke - Long ago three guys sitting round having a beer, trying to choose the name for our great country of Canada:

First one says, "I know, we'll have a 'C', eh?" Second one says, ok, and we'll have a 'N', eh?", third one says, "Great, and let's have a 'D', eh?"
One word I've found myself saying a lot is "Sure".
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by SimonG
One word I've found myself saying a lot is "Sure".
Sure thing eh?!

Saying Diaper instead of nappy

Backpack instead of rucksack

BUT I cannot bring myself to call a bum bag a FANNY PACK!!!!!

eh?!

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(3 years ago I was "correcting" my son's use of the words "you guys" and today I found myself using them myself - sigh - the assimilation in invidious!!)
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ClareBC
Sure thing eh?!

Saying Diaper instead of nappy

Backpack instead of rucksack

BUT I cannot bring myself to call a bum bag a FANNY PACK!!!!!

eh?!

clare

(3 years ago I was "correcting" my son's use of the words "you guys" and today I found myself using them myself - sigh - the assimilation in invidious!!)
It was in the kids I noticed the change first, my youngest lad talking about the amount of 'candy' he had eaten at school instead of sweets or ket.
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 5:55 pm
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Saying Diaper instead of nappy
Yep, especially when one of the main arteries in the NW in Calgary is Shaganappi trail!

I believe Nappi is a Native American Indian God.

Cupcakes instead of bun.
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........read today in your housewifey canadian magazine that 'Emmanuel gave June a long shag' meaning a 'rock-star chic' haircut.
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