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Old 19 November 2006, 12:51   #21
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Old 19 November 2006, 13:59   #22
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Old 20 November 2006, 20:03   #23
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Yo! 'Sup bitches?

Have sympathy for those of us in Canada! I work in the communications field and we have some major clients who insist that we use "American" spelling in their publications. Their reasoning is that Canadians "understand" why some words are spelled incorrectly, but Americans don't understand it at all.

As if that isn't enough, most of our TV originates south of the border, as well as magazines and books.

I think it just a matter of time until Canada becomes officially quadra-lingual: English, French, American and Eubonic!

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Hey Stoo, just remember a lot of the t.v. involves many people who started north of the border and came south, and became very successful singers, actors, comedians and newsmen in the process, Peter Jennings, Celine Dion, John Candy etc. etc. They are just sending their success back at you! Speaking of John Candy, not to get off track but man, don't you miss John Candy? God was he funny, and talented. What a loss...
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Old 20 November 2006, 20:16   #24
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One other thing I might mention to our audience out there.... the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population is hispanic, if current trends continue, the Queen's English, or any Americanized version thereof, could become our SECOND language spoken in this country. A distant possibility perhaps, but a distinct possibility none the less...
Globalization is changing the demographics of many countries, the U.S.A. is certainly not an exception. Take a look at instruction manuals with newly bought merchandise, English is one of usually four or five languages included in the booklet. As Bob Dylan said... The times they are a changing..
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Hey Stoo, just remember a lot of the t.v. involves many people who started north of the border and came south, and became very successful singers, actors, comedians and newsmen in the process, Peter Jennings, Celine Dion, John Candy etc. etc. They are just sending their success back at you! Speaking of John Candy, not to get off track but man, don't you miss John Candy? God was he funny, and talented. What a loss...
Wondered where you had got to - been busy I take it?

Never realised John Candy was a Canadian - yes I do miss him - he was fantastic. One of my favourite films has to be "Armed and dangerous" - also starring my dream actress - Meg Ryan - drooool........
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We Canadians are a quirky lot. When speaking with the British we make every effort to let them know that we're no longer a mere colony and are in fact doing quite well thank you very much. When speaking with Americans we make a huge emphasis of our british ties. What we end up with is a hybridization that is distinctly Canadian - part imperial, part metric, part English, part American. Additionally many Canadians, and almost all Quebecers, also speak fluent Franglais.

When speaking with the british we usually pronouce 'Zed' as 'Zee' and when speaking with Americans we always pronounce it as 'Zed'. I once had an American friend convinced that we called those striped african equine creatures 'Zedbras'.
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When speaking with the british we usually pronouce 'Zed' as 'Zee' and when speaking with Americans we always pronounce it as 'Zed'. I once had an American friend convinced that we called those striped african equine creatures 'Zedbras'.

Classic - maybe I should have been a Canadian - when ever people say Scones I say Scohnes and vice versa just to annoy them!!!
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Old 21 November 2006, 09:33   #28
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Wondered where you had got to - been busy I take it?

Never realised John Candy was a Canadian - yes I do miss him - he was fantastic. One of my favourite films has to be "Armed and dangerous" - also starring my dream actress - Meg Ryan - drooool........
Yes Cod, I have been attending to some matters, but not much to post as the boat is put away and that just.. SUCKS! There are a lot of people out there who don't know John Candy is Canadian, a lot of Canadians have made their mark in the U.S. media, for that matter our entertainment industry has been hugely influenced/affected by Canadians, Brits and others. The British invasion (music) of the sixties most notably had a huge influence, many actors, comedians, performers, singers and athletes in the U.S. entertainment industry are not U.S. citizens by birth, so what you get is a mishmash of different influences, I think everybody knows this, I just wanted to point it out. So remember, culturally, we are a mixed breed, a mutt!
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Ah Pathalla, you mentioned athletes. Canada also has quite a history of world class 100 meter sprinters - as a matter of fact, we've got/had some of the fastest Jamaicans in the world - Guys like Donovan Bailey, Bruni Surin... in fact Ben Johnson was so fast that urine samples ultimately proved that he was actually a cheetah!
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Ah Pathalla, you mentioned athletes. Canada also has quite a history of world class 100 meter sprinters - as a matter of fact, we've got/had some of the fastest Jamaicans in the world - Guys like Donovan Bailey, Bruni Surin... in fact Ben Johnson was so fast that urine samples ultimately proved that he was actually a cheetah!
Absolute classic!!!
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