Canadians 'eh'......

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Example.

I was once asked,
"Do they have pizza in Scotland?"....

"Do they have lakes in Scotland?"

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Old Sep 5th 2020, 4:18 pm
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An American once referred to Canada as being overseas.
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Oh good grief, we know you’re not happy here, but that’s a silly and provocative thread title. I’m sure we can all find examples of ignorance around the world. Many Brits are dumb as they come too you know.😉
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A joke I heard was that a Trade Union in the USA with one branch in Canada called itself "International". Was it The Teamsters, or UAW ?
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
An American once referred to Canada as being overseas.


If someone is living in Hawaii, or America Samoa or Guam then I suppose Canada is overseas for those folks


I don't find Canadian's any less ignorant than anyone else I have met, sure Canadian's know more about the US than American's do about Canada, but it just stems from Canada's obsession with the US more than anything else, most American's don't live near Canada, and Canada isn't something they concern themselves about.

Canadian's are just like anyone else really, people tend not to know a super ton about the world in general.

Upside to working in hotels and airlines you meet people from all over, and get to answer some silly questions.

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Originally Posted by ann m View Post
Oh good grief, we know you’re not happy here, but that’s a silly and provocative thread title. I’m sure we can all find examples of ignorance around the world. Many Brits are dumb as they come too you know.😉
It's not the nicest thread title is it Ann? Especially since the OP only gave two choices to describe Canadians, ignorant or stupid. Maybe he should pop into a bar and ask the Canadian locals which one they are (hope someone takes a video)
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Originally Posted by ann m View Post
Oh good grief, we know you’re not happy here, but that’s a silly and provocative thread title. I’m sure we can all find examples of ignorance around the world. Many Brits are dumb as they come too you know.😉
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
If someone is living in Hawaii, or America Samoa or Guam then I suppose Canada is overseas for those folks


I don't find Canadian's any less ignorant than anyone else I have met, sure Canadian's know more about the US than American's do about Canada, but it just stems from Canada's obsession with the US more than anything else, most American's don't live near Canada, and Canada isn't something they concern themselves about.

Canadian's are just like anyone else really, people tend not to know a super ton about the world in general.

Upside to working in hotels and airlines you meet people from all over, and get to answer some silly questions.
they were living in NJ
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
A joke I heard was that a Trade Union in the USA with one branch in Canada called itself "International". Was it The Teamsters, or UAW ?
Since Canada is a country then it is International.

Also with watching so much British television on Brit Box and Acorn, I find that more Brits than Canadian use the "eh" at the end of the sentence. And yes, I'm married to a Canadian.

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We say eh, but we don't say oot. That's a Scotch thing
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
We say eh, but we don't say oot. That's a Scotch thing

Characters in films and on TV flag their being Canadian by saying "aboot". I've never heard it real life but the idea must have some sort of root. Perhaps William Shatner had a speech impediment causing him to say it and now it's seen as a national characteristic.
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When some Ontario folks say about I hear aboot, but it seems mostly to be the national news folks, Lloyd Robertson on CTV often it sounded like aboot to me.

In BC those born and raised in Southern BC, sound the same as Washington folks.

Outside of TV shows or movies, don't think I have heard anyone say eh in real life.
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The local theatre company used to hire young women from Ontario as artistic directors and most of them had a drawl I called the "artsy-fartsy Toronto theatre accent" I assume it still exists.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
When some Ontario folks say about I hear aboot, but it seems mostly to be the national news folks, Lloyd Robertson on CTV often it sounded like aboot to me.

In BC those born and raised in Southern BC, sound the same as Washington folks.

Outside of TV shows or movies, don't think I have heard anyone say eh in real life.
Fer sure, eh?

Canadians tone it down a lot these days in big cities, and for professional / international audiences, and recent Canadians may never have had the exposure to the "hoser" accent at all.

But there's a reason why Bob and Doug McKenzie, of "Second City" fame, became iconic and beloved Canadian comedy characters. And a lot of it had to do with their backwoods accent and vernacular, reminding many of country cousins, past and present.
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But there's a reason why Bob and Doug McKenzie, of "Second City" fame, became iconic and beloved Canadian comedy characters.
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