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Old Jul 26th 2014, 5:41 pm
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Bowchamps here I think.
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Old Jul 26th 2014, 5:42 pm
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Or is it byou champs?
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Old Jul 26th 2014, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
Humour me, how do the locals pronounce Beauchamps?
In London it is pronounced beecham. I have no idea how Vancouverites would pronounce it. Who cares?

There is a street in Vancouver called Dumfries Street. It is pronounced to rhyme with French Fries not Fleece. This first time I heard it my instinct was to think it was pronounced "wrong." On second thought, if the way Brits pronounce Beauchamps, or the Vale of Belvoir, is "right" why the hell shouldn't Dum Fries be right.

I can think of more important things to get my panties in a twist about.
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Old Jul 26th 2014, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
get my panties in a twist about.
Yes, that one too.


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Old Jul 26th 2014, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
In London it is pronounced beecham. I have no idea how Vancouverites would pronounce it. Who cares?

There is a street in Vancouver called Dumfries Street. It is pronounced to rhyme with French Fries not Fleece. This first time I heard it my instinct was to think it was pronounced "wrong." I can think of more important things to get my panties in a twist about.
In Canada "don't get your knickers in a twist" is a common expression, (rare use of the word knickers). "Don't get your panties in a knot"(and less often in a twist) is the Canadian equivalent and I guess gets nearly equal use.
My dear old Aunt lived in Kits between Trutch and Blenhiem, lots of room for mis-pronunciation there as well.
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
In Canada "don't get your knickers in a twist" is a common expression, (rare use of the word knickers). "Don't get your panties in a knot"(and less often in a twist) is the Canadian equivalent and I guess gets nearly equal use.
My dear old Aunt lived in Kits between Trutch and Blenhiem, lots of room for mis-pronunciation there as well.
Trutch always makes me snigger
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 3:34 pm
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How about 'bunny hug' for a hooded jumper.... Apparently this is a very saskatchewan specific word. Or 'tooke' for a wooly hat!
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Princesstigger View Post
How about 'bunny hug' for a hooded jumper.... Apparently this is a very saskatchewan specific word. Or 'tooke' for a wooly hat!
toque, innit?
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
On second thought, if the way Brits pronounce Beauchamps, or the Vale of Belvoir, is "right" why the hell shouldn't Dum Fries be right.
You ionic isn't it.
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
toque, innit?
Or touque, that's across Canada though.. One Saskatchewan - specific term is vico for chocolate milk. The Co-op Dairy made Vico and that just became the word for it,
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Her-ford instead of "Herry-ford" and my friend has the audacity tell me i am saying it wrong! Herford! WTF?
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon View Post
It is what it is! (Gaaaaaaaah)
This one drives me mad, but then it definitely describes the attitude of the Canadians I meet - they just accept everything and refuse to think about change grrrrrrrr.
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 6:38 pm
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s n o w
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
s n o w
Lol!
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
s n o w
Oh, yes, Siouxie - with knobs on
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