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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2009, 05:00:57 PM »
I use Canadian English on the board....
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2009, 05:03:00 PM »
^ I often write aboot humourous things. ;)

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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2009, 03:41:17 PM »
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Your sentences all end with eh


So it's not just New Zealanders who talk like that!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2009, 03:44:51 PM »
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Your sentences all end with eh


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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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)

-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.

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

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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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)

-Nick

Do not mess with Canadians ;)

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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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Don't mess with Canadians. ;)
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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?  ;)
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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.

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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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?  ;)

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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2009, 08:34:55 PM »
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2009, 08:49:22 PM »
At least he's not Canadian, it could be worse...

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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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. ::)
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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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?  ;)

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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2009, 01:11:39 AM »
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)

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Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
« 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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