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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:34 pm
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Can I add 'touch base' to the communication references?
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged View Post
How about people who say 'flip me the note' another way to say 'forward the email'.
Never ever heard of this, but sounds like nails on a blackboard to me.

Originally Posted by Dashie View Post
Can I add 'touch base' to the communication references?
Yes. Hate that one.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by orly View Post
Pretty major road in Guelph called Edinburgh. None of my colleagues or relatives seem capable of getting it right either.
Cradles mispronounce all the local street and place names; MacDonnell, Listowel, Delhi, Yorkshire etc. They sound like Rene from Allo Allo.

I don't use Canadian English, not as a statement, but because there's no reason to do so. Expressions others use here that make me think the speaker has some sort of cognitive disability are "reach out" (except when followed by "darlin' reach out for me"), wordsmith, author as a verb, "speak to" (yeah, you chat with that issue, I've turned me ears off), "have the conversation" (meaning "ask"). The use of "proactive" or "endorphinize" instantly lowers the speaker in my esteem but I don't think these are specifically Canadian.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
And panties, gross.
lol! I totally agree, I cringe every time I hear that!
They will always be chips with my Fish on a friday, not fries, and its a courgette not a zucchini!
ooooh and 'anyways'

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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
Both

I know Cru-SONT isn't actually correct, but what is the correct pronunciation?
How the (presumably french) bloke on the wikipedia article does.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
Cradles mispronounce all the local street and place names; MacDonnell, Listowel, Delhi, Yorkshire etc. They sound like Rene from Allo Allo.

I don't use Canadian English, not as a statement, but because there's no reason to do so. Expressions others use here that make me think the speaker has some sort of cognitive disability are "reach out" (except when followed by "darlin' reach out for me"), wordsmith, author as a verb, "speak to" (yeah, you chat with that issue, I've turned me ears off), "have the conversation" (meaning "ask"). The use of "proactive" or "endorphinize" instantly lowers the speaker in my esteem but I don't think these are specifically Canadian.
Delhi got a good chuckle from me I'll admit. I thought they were joking.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 5:14 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
Both

I know Cru-SONT isn't actually correct, but what is the correct pronunciation?
As against the UK English pronunciation:

Cwassont

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Old Jul 25th 2014, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Princesstigger View Post
lol! I totally agree, I cringe every time I hear that!
They will always be chips with my Fish on a friday, not fries, and its a courgette not a zucchini!
ooooh and 'anyways'
Same here, the word has become so sexualized nowadays that it borders on being cringeworthy in certain contexts.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by withabix View Post
As against the UK English pronunciation:

Cwassont

I think that one sounds a bit funny. Like a baby is talking.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 7:54 pm
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Been lurking for a while- had to sign up to comment on this!

The singularly most over-used word in North America........ah-sum!

my other pet peeve is the standard and insincere "gudhowareu" when asking someone how they are doing..
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by withabix View Post
As against the UK English pronunciation:

Cwassont

Except that's basically the correct way to say it.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 8:58 pm
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Data pronounced datah instead of dayta. I just hate it
Panties - yuck
hose (house)
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 9:48 pm
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Meer for mirror!!!
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 11:36 pm
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I'm not sure if it's a Canadian expression or not but I've had more than enough people tell me that "It's all good". I have some miles behind me and I can assure you that it most certainly is not "all good".
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 11:40 pm
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Buddy. Its pronounced okay its just they use ad nauseum. What happened to just calling people c*** face?
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