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« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2009, 05:00:57 PM »

I use Canadian English on the board....
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« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2009, 05:03:00 PM »

^ I often write aboot humourous things. Wink

My spelling and syntax have become noticeably more international with the Internet. I've become more sensitive to the way other people communicate, so despite having always lived in Missouri, I feel that I don't really speak American English anymore.
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« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2009, 02:59:12 PM »

I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

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« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2009, 03:41:17 PM »

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So it's not just New Zealanders who talk like that!  laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2009, 03:44:51 PM »

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So it's not just New Zealanders who talk like that!  laugh laugh laugh

Someone needs to tell the New Zealanders that the first letter of the second word in their country is pronounced Zee, not Zed........

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« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2009, 04:32:37 PM »

I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

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As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.
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« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2009, 10:27:04 AM »

I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

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It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

Wow, thats insane. You lost me at pogey....... Hahaha.  Well played. Ukiemeister 1 Nick 0

-Nick
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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2009, 12:37:12 PM »

On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

On a further tangent: when I was in Quebec, I remarked to my sons how the Quebecois are the only French in the World to be continuously under a monarch.
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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2009, 01:01:48 PM »

On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

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« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2009, 01:25:33 PM »

I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

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It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

Wow, thats insane. You lost me at pogey....... Hahaha.  Well played. Ukiemeister 1 Nick 0

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« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2009, 01:27:24 PM »

On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

On a further tangent: when I was in Quebec, I remarked to my sons how the Quebecois are the only French in the World to be continuously under a monarch.

It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....
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« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2009, 07:52:01 PM »

It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  Wink
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« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2009, 07:56:49 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.
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« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2009, 08:09:11 PM »

I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick

It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

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« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2009, 08:18:50 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

ROFL!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2009, 08:29:11 PM »

It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  Wink

I was referring to the USA...technically any country with the Queen as their Head of State is a subject of the Commonwealth, and thus one nation....in a way at least.
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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2009, 08:31:32 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

Nah... We're only outsourcing the Technical Issues forum to India; all the discussion fora will be moderated from south of the border, and our server will be outsourced to Hong Kong.
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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2009, 08:34:55 PM »

As Robin Williams said, Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
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« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2009, 08:36:18 PM »

I think he also talked about the "personal hygiene" issues endemic among Canadians.
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« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2009, 08:41:58 PM »

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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2009, 08:49:22 PM »

At least he's not Canadian, it could be worse...
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« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2009, 09:26:19 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

There's a joke about Columbus in here somewhere. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2009, 10:47:48 PM »

It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  Wink

I was referring to the USA...technically any country with the Queen as their Head of State is a subject of the Commonwealth, and thus one nation....in a way at least.

Actually no, a personal union.
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« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2009, 10:48:41 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.
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« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2009, 11:06:03 PM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.

Gypsies are from India, you know.
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« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2009, 01:11:39 AM »

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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2009, 03:19:55 AM »

Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.

Gypsies are from India, you know.

Yes, and I thought of that immediately when I read the news (my Romanian ex has a lot of issues about being taken for a "tiganca").
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