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Old Jul 30th 2014, 5:51 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

"Good to know!"
I hate that because it is so very non-committal.

This seems to be what BCs say when they actually mean,
"I couldn't give a monkeys, but I dare not say so,"
or,

"I don't know why you are telling me that, but I don't want to ask."

Very little straight talking to be had here, I find.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:02 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by helcat12 View Post
"Good to know!"
I hate that because it is so very non-committal.

This seems to be what BCs say when they actually mean,
"I couldn't give a monkeys, but I dare not say so,"
or,

"I don't know why you are telling me that, but I don't want to ask."

Very little straight talking to be had here, I find.
Originally Posted by helcat12 View Post
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.
Ok then, Ontarians I know talk of sahce. I can't recall how the locals pronounce cross.
Posh English people would rhyme cross with sauce. Crawse and sawse.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
Ok then, Ontarians I know talk of sahce. I can't recall how the locals pronounce cross.
Posh English people would rhyme cross with sauce. Crawse and sawse.
Just found the online Oxford dictionary which allows you to hear both pronunciations on one page.

http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../english/sauce

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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:21 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by helcat12 View Post
"Good to know!"
I hate that because it is so very non-committal.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:42 pm
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So this thread has gone from funny pronunciations to mocking what amounts to simple politeness?

Ffs talk about lack of self awareness. Oo those Canadians can't speak there minds haha let's laugh at them because somebody said the local version of "oh really, that's fascinating" while pretending to be interested in some inane jibber jabber.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 6:49 pm
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Ah, well, it was nice while it lasted.
I will leave this thread to Alan2005 to teach everyone how to be polite,
Enjoy.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 7:29 pm
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Just found the online Oxford dictionary which allows you to hear both pronunciations on one page.

sauce - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

Yep, I hear sahse. Cross isn't that different and certainly doesn't rhyme with sauce in either accent.

Great find Siouxie.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
Is there any Canadian word (or pronunciation) that you simply cannot abide......Not just words you dislike, but words you actively refuse to use.

I thought when Shard started this thread the idea was about more than just mildly irritating or odd stuff.

Since it's become another catch all thread I'm going to nominate one I experience a fair bit but nobody else seems to mention.

Make an appointment with someone or say you'll get back to them, that sort of stuff and you get a 'Sounds good' which I suppose is better than awesome.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I thought when Shard started this thread the idea was about more than just mildly irritating or odd stuff.

Since it's become another catch all thread I'm going to nominate one I experience a fair bit but nobody else seems to mention.

Make an appointment with someone or say you'll get back to them, that sort of stuff and you get a 'Sounds good' which I suppose is better than awesome.
Perfect.



I get teased at work for saying English phrases such as "jolly good" and "super" . I think I'll move on to using " tickety boo" or "I say" next.
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post

Make an appointment with someone or say you'll get back to them, that sort of stuff and you get a 'Sounds good' which I suppose is better than awesome.
Sounds good!

Originally Posted by bats View Post


I get teased at work for saying English phrases such as "jolly good" and "super"

Not nice. Although i'm being slightly hypocritical seeing as I do tease a British friend of mine for saying the letter "H" like so - "haitch"
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Old Jul 31st 2014, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
Sounds good!




Not nice. Although i'm being slightly hypocritical seeing as I do tease a British friend of mine for saying the letter "H" like so - "haitch"
It's fine, there's no malice behind it. it's meant in fun so I join in.
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
It's fine, there's no malice behind it. it's meant in fun so I join in.
Oh OK well mine is meant in fun as well and said friend takes it as such - sorry thought you meant they were teasing you and you weren't liking it
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I sometimes say gosh. I never said that before moving here
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Old Jul 31st 2014, 3:02 am
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
I sometimes say gosh. I never said that before moving here
Awwwwww
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Old Jul 31st 2014, 6:04 am
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Default Re: Can't abide Canadian word?

"How are you making out?"

I thought that meant something different in North America, but it turns out that they mean "How are you doing with your current activity?"
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