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Old Jul 30th 2014, 12:55 am
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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.
Sauce, source, and sorce(ery) sound the same. Canadians pronounce sauce as sahce.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 1:07 am
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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.
Assuming this is a Canadian poem i'm surprised it uses the word "cross" ... Canadians in my experience don't usually use that.

Originally Posted by bats View Post
Sauce, source, and sorce(ery) sound the same.
When you say this I assume you mean they sound the same as pronounced by Brits, correct?
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 1:13 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
Assuming this is a Canadian poem i'm surprised it uses the word "cross" ... Canadians in my experience don't usually use that.


When you say this I assume you mean they sound the same as pronounced by Brits, correct?
Exactly so my friend. Specifically southern Engkish, the others might pronounce the r in source.
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And talking of words, I learned today that hospital gowns are sometimes called Johnnies. If you are a patient and you are asked to put on a Johnnie, think twice before you act.
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
Exactly so my friend. Specifically southern Engkish, the others might pronounce the r in source.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
And talking of words, I learned today that hospital gowns are sometimes called Johnnies. If you are a patient and you are asked to put on a Johnnie, think twice before you act.
Never heard of that
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:20 am
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"That's my bad" instead of "Sorry, my mistake"

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Would even prefer "I ****ed up" even in (what Alberta would consider) polite company!
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 2:35 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by haggis88 View Post
"That's my bad"
I thought that was a universal/internet thing rather than Canadian.

But googling shows it was around in the 70s and later popularised by the underrated movie Clueless.

There's even a reference to Shakespeare having used it.

We live and learn.
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
And talking of words, I learned today that hospital gowns are sometimes called Johnnies. If you are a patient and you are asked to put on a Johnnie, think twice before you act.
Actually, they are call "Johnnie shirts". No idea why.
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On the news yseterday: turn-a-key for tourniquet
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
On the news yseterday: turn-a-key for tourniquet
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 3:10 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

I heard two cradles conversing. Reminding me that

Going forward
Per se
In some sense

are commonly used here to convey nothing at all. They are the local equivalent of "um", "like", "er" and "y'know?".
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On another thread a Brit asked a question of another Brit and called him "dude".
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck View Post
On another thread a Brit asked a question of another Brit and called him "dude".
Wow. Awesome.
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

[QUOTE=bats;11352007. Canadians pronounce sauce as sahce.[/QUOTE]

If this was so, they wouldn't think it rhymed with 'cross'.

I have been in lots of schools on the Lower Mainland and I gave encountered this 'rhyme' many times, so it is obviously a fairly common thing in Primary classrooms.
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