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Old Jul 28th 2014, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by cxx View Post
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.
Totally agree here. I'm one of the ones that likes to change things when they aren't going well for me (biggest example being wanting to move away) and every single person just gives me the "well it is what it is" attitude and I hate it. The one person in my life here that doesn't give me that bollox is actually a Brit so it just proves the point all the more.

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
s n o w


Gah hate that one
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 1:28 am
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Everywhere probably has an "it is what it is" attitude or way of thought. It just may not be expressed so succinctly.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 1:51 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
s n o w

For sure.

Oops there's another one!

I think Canadians only have one meaning for 'For sure', however to me and some of my fellow Brits at work it means either of:

a) I agree with you completely
b) You're talking horsesh*t
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 12:34 pm
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Don't know how I've managed to miss this thread. Lots on here resonate.

"Buddy" is a particular bugbear. Especially shouted by parents to their children across a soccer field, and even more so when accompanied by "good job."

A goal is scored: "Good job, buddy!"
A tackle made: "Good job, buddy!"
A pass is completed, or intercepted: "Good job, buddy!"
A complete howling nonsense is made of everything, and the child, in floods of tears, limps off the field in disgrace: "Good job, buddy!"

Aarrggh!
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 2:11 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
Don't know how I've managed to miss this thread. Lots on here resonate.

"Buddy" is a particular bugbear. Especially shouted by parents to their children across a soccer field, and even more so when accompanied by "good job."

A goal is scored: "Good job, buddy!"
A tackle made: "Good job, buddy!"
A pass is completed, or intercepted: "Good job, buddy!"
A complete howling nonsense is made of everything, and the child, in floods of tears, limps off the field in disgrace: "Good job, buddy!"

Aarrggh!
Totally agree.....last year my son had a coach who was one of those mega positive enforcement people who was constantly saying how everything was 'awesome'..eg 2 passes strung together (by 12/13 year olds) 'awesome play guys'.

I was the manager of my old timers team and didn't have the time to devote to my sons team.....this year he has switched away from house league and is with the competitive stream and the 'awesomeness' has diminished.

The funny thing about the team is that out of 18 players + 36 +/- parents, I think there are only about 8 non-Canadian born players/parents...for soccer that is quite low in Canada.

My old timers team of 18 or so, has only 5 Canadian born.
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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?
+1
I actually got corrected by a 5 year old Canadian for saying Zebra instead of Zeeebra when I first got here (and now my 3 year old daughter is doing it too lol)
A lot of confusion over pants and panties when you are trying to potty train a toddler @ daycare too.
Hate the phrase 'full of spunk' or 'he/she is spunky'
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I cannot *stand* that in school, many Primary teachers say this "rhyme" to get kids to sit properly:
"Criss Cross, Apple Sauce!"

They pronounce the Sauce as "Soss", and say it as all one word, "applesoss".
It is making me hate it even more just writing it down!

No wonder their kids cannot spell!
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by scotdownunder View Post
+1
Hate the phrase 'full of spunk' or 'he/she is spunky'
They have copied that from Australians, surely?
I first heard that from an Australian girl about 35 years ago. Maybe it went out of fashion as,a phrase in Australia and was adopted here.
They are behind the times here.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 10:09 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
I think that one sounds a bit funny. Like a baby is talking.
Originally Posted by orly View Post
Except that's basically the correct way to say it.
So why did they spell it wrong then? (Kwusant that is)
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Originally Posted by helcat12 View Post
I cannot *stand* that in school, many Primary teachers say this "rhyme" to get kids to sit properly:
"Criss Cross, Apple Sauce!"

They pronounce the Sauce as "Soss", and say it as all one word, "applesoss".
It is making me hate it even more just writing it down!

No wonder their kids cannot spell!
I am going to ask since I was born and raised in North America, but how does one pronounce sauce other then soss? Its the only way I have ever heard anyone say it, and the dictionary pronounces it that way as well. (north american dictionary)

I am curious, I can usually figure out the differences in how words are pronounced, but this one has me confused.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
I am going to ask since I was born and raised in North America, but how does one pronounce sauce other then soss? Its the only way I have ever heard anyone say it, and the dictionary pronounces it that way as well. (north american dictionary)

I am curious, I can usually figure out the differences in how words are pronounced, but this one has me confused.
sawse or like 'source' without the 'r' - sauce - definition of sauce by Macmillan Dictionary

(It pronounces it in the English way - just click the button)


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Old Jul 29th 2014, 11:55 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

'Au' makes the same sound as 'or'.
Think how you say the word 'audio' for instance, or 'audible', or 'cautious'.

Sauce rhymes with course, not cross.

A North American dictionary is not worth the paper if is written on.

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
I am going to ask since I was born and raised in North America, but how does one pronounce sauce other then soss? Its the only way I have ever heard anyone say it, and the dictionary pronounces it that way as well. (north american dictionary)

I am curious, I can usually figure out the differences in how words are pronounced, but this one has me confused.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 11:59 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Thanks, Siouxie!

Yes, basically 'au', 'aw', and 'or' make the same sound.
Phonics teaching is a great help for spelling.
Thank goodness there is one dictionary over here that gets it right.

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
sawse or like 'source' without the 'r' - sauce - definition of sauce by Macmillan Dictionary

(It pronounces it in the English way - just click the button)

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Old Jul 30th 2014, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by helcat12 View Post
I cannot *stand* that in school, many Primary teachers say this "rhyme" to get kids to sit properly:
"Criss Cross, Apple Sauce!"

They pronounce the Sauce as "Soss", and say it as all one word, "applesoss".
It is making me hate it even more just writing it down!

No wonder their kids cannot spell!
An apple sat on the railway track,
Feeling blue and cross
Around the bend came Number 10
Toot! Toot! - apple-sauce.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 12:36 am
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Nauseatingly bad.

I might suggest that, if you think that rhymes, sitting on a railway track is the kindest thing for you.

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
An apple sat on the railway track,
Feeling blue and cross
Around the bend came Number 10
Toot! Toot! - apple-sauce.
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