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Postby Matt » 02 Feb 2006, 06:56

not an insult at all, more a broad stereotype. (which incidentally, probably mixed slang from a number of cultures).

and awfully defensve there... it's all in good fun.

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Postby dark_realm » 02 Feb 2006, 08:26

i hate stereotypes, and i hate being labled as one, thus why i get defensive.. tis a touchy subject with me... i havent made any "english" or "canadian" jokes...
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Postby Thirster » 02 Feb 2006, 08:40

dont worry about dark realms, hes just doesnt like living in newborough... too close to moe
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Postby umbrellaless » 02 Feb 2006, 09:38

dark_realm wrote:i hate stereotypes, and i hate being labled as one, thus why i get defensive.. tis a touchy subject with me... i havent made any "english" or "canadian" jokes...


I doubt that he meant to stereotype you in particular. It wasn't even a joke, really, just stylistic flair in his writing.

We've got a pretty warm, fuzzy, loving bunch on this board when it comes down to it. I'd say 99% of the insults offered here are made in the spirit of good natured, friendly mickey-taking.

*group hug!!*
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Postby Matt » 02 Feb 2006, 10:09

group hug indeed.

no offence intended, I was just poking a little fun.

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Postby Graham » 02 Feb 2006, 13:41

Indeed, eh?
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Postby Unimatsuriku » 02 Feb 2006, 13:46

Whats with that Canadian steryotype of the 'aboot' and 'eh?' I know Graham just did it but it only reminded me. I've seen Greham say 'eh' a few times but no one else so I assume it's just part of how he talks.
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Postby umbrellaless » 02 Feb 2006, 15:51

*throws a timbit at Graham* shaddap, yeh hoser, before I sic my pet beavers on you.

Unimatsuriku wrote:Whats with that Canadian steryotype of the 'aboot' and 'eh?'


Aboot: I have never in my life heard a Canadian say it unless they were talking about footwear, or making fun of themselves. However, I was onced asked by a United States-ian to say "about" and then told that I do in fact say "aboot" (I disagree!). Our vowels are generally rounder than those of our friends to the South, so where some of them might say "a-bawet" we might say "a-baout" (keeping in mind that there are many many unique regional accents in both countries...and also that I suck at spelling out pronunciations).

As for eh, it is the word you might say at the end of a statement to encourage further discussion. Like "Sure is terrible weather we're having, eh?" or "Yo' momma's pretty ugly, eh?" It can also be said with a "Fuckin'" preceeding it, to imply that something is totally bitching. Like when the Oilers win a (hockey) game (as they often do, these days), I might be inspired to shout "Fuckin' Eh!"

So, that pretty much sums it up, eh? (oh, come on, you saw it coming)
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Postby JesterJ. » 02 Feb 2006, 15:54

lol, I always thought Fuckin A (not Eh?) Meant Fucking Ass. ubt it kinda defeats the purpose of saying the A, I Mean you just said fuck.

But I <3 sterytypes, theyre so fun

Oh and I have heard Graham say Aboot in some vidios.

Also, I say "Eh" even though I'm a yank :P
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Postby Graham » 02 Feb 2006, 16:30

I was... I was actually kidding.

I don't say "eh" all that often really. Umbrellaless is right, it's no different than, "hey" or "huh".

Do... do I really say "aboot"? I've never even heard someone say that... Huh.

My thing with the "Canadian" accent, is that not all Americans sound like "Howdy, y'all!", not all Australian are "G'day, mate!" and not all Canadians are "You hoser, eh!"
But stereotypes are funny!
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Postby Unimatsuriku » 02 Feb 2006, 16:45

Hehe, my goodness yes! Bloody good show young Graham, sock it to them and all that jazz what what... now wheres my bloody tea and biscuits... damned bloody kids on my lawn again... *cue buttler*
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Postby JesterJ. » 02 Feb 2006, 17:27

Lol, that's another thing. I use bloody sometimes too :P

Weeee I love phrases from other places!
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Postby Unimatsuriku » 02 Feb 2006, 17:44

That almost rhymed ;)

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Postby Andy » 02 Feb 2006, 20:41

Ah! Here's something I know a little about!

I go to this performing arts college in Canada.
The speech and dialects professor (who is Welsh) says that the majority of Canadians do indeed say "aboot". We will deny it of course, but only because we've become desensitized to it; we have difficulty discerning the difference between the Canadian and American vowel.

It comes from living in a colder climate.
People in cold places don't open their mouths as much to conserve heat and so develop a very closed-mouthed way of speaking. This creates a small modulation in words like "house" or "out".
Inversely, people from warmer climates maintain larger, more open vowels. Thus the Southern drawl of the united states and the differences in North vs South Irish dialects.

It is not always as severe as "aboot", but there is definitely a difference that Americans easily pick up on (and pick on).
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Postby Graham » 02 Feb 2006, 22:15

Wow!
Thanks Andy, that's really cool. Colder climate you say... neat!

Though, how is it that we don't hear Americans saying "abaat" or something?
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Postby dark_realm » 02 Feb 2006, 22:45

woo! thanks for understanding peoples!
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Postby Unimatsuriku » 02 Feb 2006, 23:23

Andy shoots, he scores :)
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Postby matthewm » 03 Feb 2006, 03:53

people in newfoundland don't say "aboot" or "eh"
they have their own, ugly accents.

Australia isn't cold.
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Postby dark_realm » 03 Feb 2006, 05:50

australia can be cold, if u live in tasmania it can be very cold...
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Postby The Hitman » 03 Feb 2006, 11:11

Speaking of cultural differences, I once had an idea for a short presenting a new hero of multiculturalism: Detective Rabbi Buddha O'Toole. You see, Detective Rabbi Buddha O'Toole was born to poverty as the son of a Chinese immigrant dock-worker and an Irish haberdasher. When his parents were murdered by the mob, he found solace in Hassidic Judaism before becoming a crime-fighting detective. Now, with his partner, Monsignor Jamal "Legs" McSweeney, he fights mob violence and cultural prejudice.
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Postby dark_realm » 03 Feb 2006, 12:35

ypu see how at the start of the video, how there was a peice of footage of the car was going at 400% or 700%, i did the same, we drove for about 3hours 30mins, then speed it up 2400% and made it 9 mins long, it looks really good.... i put the song autobarn by kraftwerk... it worked quite well, i got a A+ for it....

Edit: also, why when you are in the theator and talking about ass and names there is bad old pop music on?
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Postby xgollum » 06 Feb 2006, 07:35

Damn Andy, thanks for the quick lesson. I did not know that about the temps and shit, but that makes perfect sense.

Dark Realm, I grew up on the North Island of New Zealand, and let me tell you, if you think Tasmania is cold, then we're talking about a COMPLETELY different kind of cold from Canada. What kind of cold, you say? The kind where you don't wear shorts year round.

Hitman, you're a fuckin' genius. I don't know what the hell you're talking about, but it's priceless. Please continue your story.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 06 Feb 2006, 08:53

I think the climate in Tasmania is roughly the same as Victoria (the city in Canada not the state in Australia). What is cold for Australia is warm for Canada. Is there any where in Australia that gets snow on a regular basis? (I am not counting any of your so call mountains. Canadian mountains are at least twice the size of Australian mountains.)
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Postby Under13 » 04 Apr 2006, 06:55

Significant lack of someone farting, to the chagrin of other vehicle occupants.

Do not lie to me. I know someone farted at some point, either on the way there or on the way back.

Probably Morgan. Or Bill. Or Lissette.

Tripumentary did not deliver.
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Postby Graham » 04 Apr 2006, 08:59

Under13 wrote:Probably Morgan. Or Bill. Or Lissette.

Morgan.
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