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    Quote Originally Posted by Mocular
    i say pop and im from Nebraska; soda is a southern,eastern,western,sort of thing evidently
    My southern relatives call it "sody-pop". I ask them to pleeeease don't say that when they come visit.
    I've always said "coke" and don't have the slightest care whether they serve Coca-cola, Pepsi, or RC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxie
    My southern relatives call it "sody-pop". I ask them to pleeeease don't say that when they come visit.
    I've always said "coke" and don't have the slightest care whether they serve Coca-cola, Pepsi, or RC.
    I'm from Iowa and know exactly what you mean. My wife calls Sloppy Joe's Taverns and lunch is dinner and dinner is supper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Roan Art
    Oh, and most Canadians do *not* say "eh". It became popular AFTER Bob and Doug MacKenzie started staying it. The ony ones who said "eh" before were the Down Easters (Nova Scotia et al) and the Francophones.

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    Actually, many westerners say "eh," and have since before Bob & Doug MacKenzie. Where to you think they came up with it? SCTV (pre Martin Short) was filmed in Edmonton, Alberta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishi8
    Actually, many westerners say "eh," and have since before Bob & Doug MacKenzie. Where to you think they came up with it? SCTV (pre Martin Short) was filmed in Edmonton, Alberta.
    It was? Blargh. I always thought it was in Torana. Heh. It *was* moved there, no?

    who has a pronounced Canadian accent, and is guilty of saying "eh" too often
    Yah, I apparently have a "Canadian" accent as well, but I tell people it's THEY who are not speaking correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roan Art
    It was? Blargh. I always thought it was in Torana. Heh. It *was* moved there, no?
    Yes, it was moved to Toronto. Why in the world would they want to stay in Edmonton? (I'm still trying to figure out why I'm living near Edmonton myself!)

    Yah, I apparently have a "Canadian" accent as well, but I tell people it's THEY who are not speaking correctly

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    Are you starting to pick up an American accent now? I tend to pick up the accents around me...and tend to change a bit even regionally in Canada...I used to sound more like a Winnipeger when I lived there, now I think I sound like I'm a true Albertan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mishi8
    Yes, it was moved to Toronto. Why in the world would they want to stay in Edmonton? (I'm still trying to figure out why I'm living near Edmonton myself!)
    Hey, Edmonton's cool

    Are you starting to pick up an American accent now? I tend to pick up the accents around me...and tend to change a bit even regionally in Canada...I used to sound more like a Winnipeger when I lived there, now I think I sound like I'm a true Albertan.
    OMG I sure hope not! I've been trying not to do that. I don't want an American accent, that's for sure.

    My husband sounds like a Southerner every time he gets off a conference call. It's hilarious

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    I had 2 thoughts overnight.

    1. my word of today is titchy

    2. not necessarily to do with the language.. but pancake day is celebrated in England...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougall
    I had 2 thoughts overnight.

    1. my word of today is titchy

    2. not necessarily to do with the language.. but pancake day is celebrated in England...
    You mean Pancake Tuesday (aka Shrove Tuesday)? We observe it in Canada too...well, that is, those people who observe lent do. I remember it being a bigger deal when I was a kid. Because we have such a diverse community now, it isn't observed as widely.



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    It was pancake day or pancake Tuesday depending on the area.


    perhaps I'm just hankering for a good old pancake race.
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    Well, if you can't wait until Feb 28th, pancakes are good anytime.



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