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Old Jul 25th 2014, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
I despise the word panty-hose.
Bleurghh
And panties, gross.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
And panties, gross.
I was going to say Panties too, it seems sort of dirty to me and Urbs, whats and Urb?
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Not really a word, but I wont say Zed, sounds funny and not natural for me, so I still say Zee.

For words, soda will never be pop for me. Where I come from pop is not used, and soda again comes naturally for me.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 1:18 am
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I struggled to come to terms with "dinner" but relented because "tea" seemed to confuse everyone. However, "supper" is starting to creep in to the household now, and I'm not having it.
So I'm bringing back "tea", much to the confusion of my kids.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 2:19 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Not really a word, but I wont say Zed, sounds funny and not natural for me, so I still say Zee.

For words, soda will never be pop for me. Where I come from pop is not used, and soda again comes naturally for me.
There are actually parts of the US where people refer to soda as 'pop'. I've heard many Minnesotans use the term to describe soda. But maybe this is just a result of their proximity to Canada.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 2:32 am
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Originally Posted by bc_guy View Post
There are actually parts of the US where people refer to soda as 'pop'. I've heard many Minnesotans use the term to describe soda. But maybe this is just a result of their proximity to Canada.
We used to call pop 'pop' when I was a kid, this was in Co Durham.
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We just called it a fizzy drink.
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by bats View Post
We used to call pop 'pop' when I was a kid, this was in Co Durham.
Same in the 'ditch.
My southern grandparents hated us using that word though
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 3:13 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by bc_guy View Post
There are actually parts of the US where people refer to soda as 'pop'. I've heard many Minnesotans use the term to describe soda. But maybe this is just a result of their proximity to Canada.
For sure. There are lots of regional differences between the US, however from my region its soda, and pop isn't used except by those from some other region...

Here is an interesting website listing maps and differences by region.


I grew up in San Diego, and going to the NE US for example or the South feels like a different different country at times, things are different, same country, regional differences that sometimes are very different.
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by bc_guy View Post
Pronouncing the letter 'z' as "zed" sounds too odd for me to use in everyday conversation or listen to in math class. It's sort of distracting to listen to facts about general functions zed = f(x,y).
Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Not really a word, but I wont say Zed, sounds funny and not natural for me, so I still say Zee.

For words, soda will never be pop for me. Where I come from pop is not used, and soda again comes naturally for me.
Isn't zed English, and zee American?
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Nitch, click and iony.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 3:47 am
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Perdaining, diddo, warder.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 3:58 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

"Bring".
So simple, yet used incorrectly all the time.
"Bring this home with you", "bring my friend to the cottage"...
Aaaaaahhh, it's "TAKE" goddammit!!!!

My poor daughter gets hounded about this every day, poor kid. 5 years of Canadian daycare/Kindergarden, and I'm on her every time she says it.
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by bats View Post
And panties, gross.
I second this. Especially on kids. Just wrong.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:53 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by old.sparkles View Post
Isn't zed English, and zee American?
I guess this just goes to show how Americanized my country has become in a few short generations. I still remember when both pronunciations were used interchangeably during the mid-1990s.
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