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2013-10-22 03:18:36 PM  
That's pretty insulting, eh?
 
2013-10-22 03:28:44 PM  
I'm from Jersey and it sure as fark is not.
 
2013-10-22 03:29:55 PM  
Hah!  The south has finally won!  Y'all suck my dick!
 
2013-10-22 03:37:34 PM  
How YOU doin'?
 
2013-10-22 03:58:58 PM  
Oh eyy , of course Jersey is got a sexy accent.
 
2013-10-22 04:14:32 PM  
Jersey/NY (same damn thing) accent is annoying as fark.
 
2013-10-22 04:22:21 PM  
Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two
 
2013-10-22 04:26:34 PM  
I have no idear why a Jersey accent would be considered sexy.  No idear at all.
 
2013-10-22 04:34:14 PM  

miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two


The French can be pretty entertaining as well.
 
2013-10-22 04:49:29 PM  

change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.


I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.
 
2013-10-22 05:00:08 PM  

ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.


You gotta be shiatting me.  Parisian french is 'zees over zhere' while quebecois is 'dat dere over dere'.  It's comical it is, but sexy it ain't.

/speaks fluent Albertois
 
2013-10-22 05:04:39 PM  

unyon: ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.

You gotta be shiatting me.  Parisian french is 'zees over zhere' while quebecois is 'dat dere over dere'.  It's comical it is, but sexy it ain't.

/speaks fluent Albertois


This is a true story. I'm in Manitoba now and there's a decent amount of Frenchies here.
 
2013-10-22 05:10:28 PM  
Can't me all just get along, eh?
 
2013-10-22 05:12:06 PM  
Ugh. "we", I meant.
 
2013-10-22 05:23:49 PM  

unyon: ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.

You gotta be shiatting me.  Parisian french is 'zees over zhere' while quebecois is 'dat dere over dere'.  It's comical it is, but sexy it ain't.

/speaks fluent Albertois


Moi oci
 
2013-10-22 05:25:00 PM  
The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.
 
2013-10-22 05:26:59 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: unyon: ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.

You gotta be shiatting me.  Parisian french is 'zees over zhere' while quebecois is 'dat dere over dere'.  It's comical it is, but sexy it ain't.

/speaks fluent Albertois

Moi oci


Dunno know what you're talking about, me. Remind me to close the lights when i go out to get my hairs cut.
 
2013-10-22 05:27:37 PM  

change1211: This is a true story. I'm in Manitoba now and there's a decent amount of Frenchies here.


Well, yeah, they've been there since, like, 1869.
 
2013-10-22 05:28:35 PM  
True, they both have the same sex appeal... none at all.
 
2013-10-22 05:31:37 PM  

Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.


Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).
 
2013-10-22 05:33:16 PM  
...blink blink ... what? I can't tell if you think that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I love Jersey accents. And Jersey women. And Jersey women with Jersey accents.

You're missing out.
 
2013-10-22 05:35:47 PM  

Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).


You've never been to the Ottawa Valley have you?
 
2013-10-22 05:38:32 PM  
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Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.


I thought they all sounded like........wait for it.........FRANK STALLONE!!
 
2013-10-22 05:40:08 PM  
YOU got a problem with that, eh?
 
2013-10-22 05:40:32 PM  

Ishkur: Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).


My freshman year college roommate was Canadian. He and his mother were like a living Mackenzie skit.
 
2013-10-22 05:44:25 PM  

miss diminutive: /several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two


This, except for me they're relatives (lard luv a duck, yeh don' say b'y)


ytterbium: I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.


You smoke crack if you think someone who says "dat char c'est blu" for "that car is blue" and calls it French is sexy.


/1/2 Newf, 1/2 Acadian living in Ontario for 25 years
//at least I don't say "melk" like every other Torontonian
 
2013-10-22 05:45:05 PM  
Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.
 
2013-10-22 05:45:37 PM  
Most annoying Canadian dialect I have ever come across was "Ukrainian hoser", this kind of high, flat tone, with kind of an upspeak, and "eh" was practically every second word.  And. this. eh  man eh. spoke eh. very eh. slowly eh.

This was in Eastern Saskatchewan, about a 8 KM from the Manitoba border. Not a standard Canadian accent by any stretch.,
 
2013-10-22 05:47:48 PM  

miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two


Apparently they think everyone sounds like newfies here. It's kind of the same as saying everyone in the states has a southern drawl.....the same as in stupid.
 
2013-10-22 05:51:18 PM  
I imagine variants of the stereotypical "Canadian accent" exist in the rural bumfark areas, but I don't go to rural bumfark Canada so I'm not exposed to it. Been to the major cities there often enough though and generally the English I heard was without any strong, noticeable dialect.
 
2013-10-22 05:53:23 PM  

ManateeGag: How YOU doin'?


Eh?
 
2013-10-22 06:05:56 PM  

dwrash: Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.


As a fellow Yinzer, I agree. With guys, its bad but tolerable. when a girl has a thick Yinzer accent, its horrible sounding.
 
2013-10-22 06:11:13 PM  
New Jersey accent "among 5 'sexiest' in North America", you have got to be kidding me. It has to be the most appalling sounding accent there is. A person whining through blocked sinuses would sound better.

Mind you the actual figures are that seven percent of those polled found it sexy. That they were all from New Jersey is the only explanation.
 
2013-10-22 06:20:10 PM  

iron_city_ap: dwrash: Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.

As a fellow Yinzer, I agree. With guys, its bad but tolerable. when a girl has a thick Yinzer accent, its horrible sounding.


Worst accent in the world for a woman is British: "Oy, guv, fancy stickin' yer gristle in me shiatta?"
 
2013-10-22 06:20:28 PM  

iron_city_ap: dwrash: Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.

As a fellow Yinzer, I agree. With guys, its bad but tolerable. when a girl has a thick Yinzer accent, its horrible sounding.


This.

Grew up near, and went to college in Yinzburgh.  Everyone at my school was from NY/NJ.  Freshman year, I dated a girl, from Lon-Gisland named "Jennafah".  Her sister's name was "Andrear".
 
2013-10-22 06:48:51 PM  
i1280.photobucket.com
The accent is the least of the problems.
 
2013-10-22 06:48:56 PM  

Killer Cars: I imagine variants of the stereotypical "Canadian accent" exist in the rural bumfark areas, but I don't go to rural bumfark Canada so I'm not exposed to it. Been to the major cities there often enough though and generally the English I heard was without any strong, noticeable dialect.


Because, like the USA, we have very distinct regions, some of which have their own accents, and some which don't.

Though to be fair, I guess if I had to be stereotypical, I could approximate an "American" accent, talk through my nose, drawl out words, speak very loudly, etc.
 
2013-10-22 06:53:32 PM  

rikkards: Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).

You've never been to the Ottawa Valley have you?


To get that Ottawa Valley accent: Sound vaguely Irish/Newfie, and talk real fast out of the side of your mouth without moving your jaw. End every sentence with a high nasal "eh?"
 
2013-10-22 07:03:26 PM  
Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"
 
2013-10-22 07:06:30 PM  
30+ posts and the Accent vs. Dialect Police have not made an appearance?
 
2013-10-22 07:07:25 PM  
1.) Southern

guycodeblog.mtv.com
 
2013-10-22 07:08:52 PM  
Funny, all the American woman that I used to talk to used to say how sexy my accent was, and the two that I met pretty much proved it.
 
2013-10-22 07:10:21 PM  
Least sexy accent: the North Woods/Yooper. Very nasaly, lots of "dese", "dats", and "dose" -- a mix of the worst components of Yinzer, Chicagoese, and Canadian accents.

The Joisey accent might be sexy, but those are the kind of people you'd sooner fark and then forget before you find out how big of a douchenozzle they are. Same with Southerners -- get in, get out before you stick around to hear the vilest, most racist things coming out of their pie-holes,

/surprised that "californian" wasn't specifically mentioned as sexy
//suggests buff, blond, tanned, laid-back surfer dudes and dudettes
 
2013-10-22 07:11:01 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: [i1280.photobucket.com image 300x282]
The accent is the least of the problems.


www.homorazzi.com
 
2013-10-22 07:16:10 PM  

whatshisname: Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"


To me, it sounds more like "a boat," and I hear it from people all across Canada.
 
2013-10-22 07:17:33 PM  
What's funny is that the sterotypical accent - "Hey yous guys, we're from Joisey" is more of a NY(specifically, Bronx/Brooklyn) accent. I don't know a single person from NJ that says "Joisey" that isn't from NY originally.
 
2013-10-22 07:23:51 PM  

Super Chronic: whatshisname: Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"

To me, it sounds more like "a boat," and I hear it from people all across Canada.


"About" seems to sound more Canadian the farther east you go. No one says "aboot", but we also don't say "abaoowwwt" like Americans.

Another thing I find odd about American accents: Why don't sorry and lorry rhyme? I had my friend from Rochester say them, and I got "saw-ree" and "lorry".
 
2013-10-22 07:29:13 PM  

Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).


I heard the kids on DeGrassi Junior High. They sounded Canadian.
 
2013-10-22 07:31:00 PM  

nucular bum: Least sexy accent: the North Woods/Yooper. Very nasaly, lots of "dese", "dats", and "dose" -- a mix of the worst components of Yinzer, Chicagoese, and Canadian accents.

The Joisey accent might be sexy, but those are the kind of people you'd sooner fark and then forget before you find out how big of a douchenozzle they are. Same with Southerners -- get in, get out before you stick around to hear the vilest, most racist things coming out of their pie-holes,

/surprised that "californian" wasn't specifically mentioned as sexy
//suggests buff, blond, tanned, laid-back surfer dudes and dudettes


that's hella true braj.
 
2013-10-22 07:48:14 PM  
Debby Wea-vuh!
 
2013-10-22 08:03:54 PM  

StopLurkListen: ...blink blink ... what? I can't tell if you think that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I love Jersey accents. And Jersey women. And Jersey women with Jersey accents.

You're missing out.


what are they ,a bunch of hoors ?
 
JVD
2013-10-22 08:07:31 PM  
I cringe any time I hear a jersey accent, which is almost never, thank God.

Canadians are pretty cool though, nothing wrong with how they talk, although I may be biased. I get confused as Canadian sometimes down south, I've spent most of my life in Michigan and Wisconsin, I don't think they really have much of an accent. =/
 
2013-10-22 08:09:46 PM  
Them: "Where you from?"
Me. "Tranna"
Them: "Where? Albania?"
Me: "Albania? Do you mean Alberta? Tranna isn't in Alberta."

This went on for like two minutes, ending in

Me: "Tor...on....to"
 
2013-10-22 08:12:56 PM  

whatshisname: Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"


My sister lived a few years in the Toronto area.  I went to visit her for a week.  We were out with one of her local friends one time, and that friend vehemently denied that Canadians ever say "aboot".  Not even one sentence later the friend said "aboot" very clearly.  She didn't understand why my sister and I were laughing so hard.  (this friend was born and raised in the Toronto area).  I honestly think you just don't hear it.
 
2013-10-22 08:20:44 PM  
Dragonflew:
Another thing I find odd about American accents: Why don't sorry and lorry rhyme? I had my friend from Rochester say them, and I got "saw-ree" and "lorry".

They don't rhyme because lorry is pronounced 'truck'.   ;)
 
2013-10-22 08:50:36 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: [i1280.photobucket.com image 300x282]
The accent is the least of the problems.


did she get her lips stuck in a pool drain?
 
2013-10-22 08:51:17 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Whatchoo Talkinbout: [i1280.photobucket.com image 300x282]
The accent is the least of the problems.

[www.homorazzi.com image 500x350]


No, just no. God why? Poster please.
 
2013-10-22 08:56:39 PM  

Literally Addicted: Whatchoo Talkinbout: [i1280.photobucket.com image 300x282]
The accent is the least of the problems.

did she get her lips stuck in a pool drain?


Meh, gooda guido reason as any.
 
2013-10-22 09:02:20 PM  
Pointy Tail of Satan:This went on for like two minutes, ending in

Me: "Tor...on....to"


Had the same problem when I moved to NS in high school:
Them: "Where you from?"
Me: "Tronno"
Them: "Truro?"

rinse, repeat..

Funnily enough, in NS, they sound like they're from Maine where all their 'a's are dragged out.  Car came out as "caaarh".  And they had weird expressions like "where ya at?" and "some good" or "right mad".  Also - they call every random person "buddy".

My first party was very embarassing: I was listening to a conversation where the guys were saying "buddy this" and "buddy that" and I was stupid enough to pipe up with "who's Buddy?  He seems awfully popular.".  I heard about that for years.
 
2013-10-22 09:14:18 PM  

grokca: ManateeGag: How YOU doin'?

Eh?


"How YOU doin', eh?" would have been a better headline.
 
2013-10-22 09:27:55 PM  

Silent But Deadly: My sister lived a few years in the Toronto area.  I went to visit her for a week.  We were out with one of her local friends one time, and that friend vehemently denied that Canadians ever say "aboot".  Not even one sentence later the friend said "aboot" very clearly.  She didn't understand why my sister and I were laughing so hard.  (this friend was born and raised in the Toronto area).  I honestly think you just don't hear it.


Probably a function of us not hearing it and you having a funny way (in our view) of pronouncing either "bout" or "boot" (I can't put my finger on which). If you ask a Canadian to intentionally say "a boot", it won't sound like the pronunciation of "about" that you guys think sounds like "aboot". That's where the vehement denial comes from. We can hear the difference, and we know that we don't interchange the two.
 
2013-10-22 09:56:42 PM  

costermonger: Silent But Deadly: My sister lived a few years in the Toronto area.  I went to visit her for a week.  We were out with one of her local friends one time, and that friend vehemently denied that Canadians ever say "aboot".  Not even one sentence later the friend said "aboot" very clearly.  She didn't understand why my sister and I were laughing so hard.  (this friend was born and raised in the Toronto area).  I honestly think you just don't hear it.

Probably a function of us not hearing it and you having a funny way (in our view) of pronouncing either "bout" or "boot" (I can't put my finger on which). If you ask a Canadian to intentionally say "a boot", it won't sound like the pronunciation of "about" that you guys think sounds like "aboot". That's where the vehement denial comes from. We can hear the difference, and we know that we don't interchange the two.


That's because it's closer to "a boat".
 
2013-10-22 10:14:13 PM  
change1211:

This is a true story. I'm in Manitoba now and there's a decent amount of Frenchies here.

O Rielly?
 
2013-10-22 10:19:58 PM  
The fark is a "western" accent? Oregon/Washington are essentially neutral (non-descript TV voice) but I can see parts of California having "an accent."
 
2013-10-22 10:43:17 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: costermonger: Silent But Deadly: My sister lived a few years in the Toronto area.  I went to visit her for a week.  We were out with one of her local friends one time, and that friend vehemently denied that Canadians ever say "aboot".  Not even one sentence later the friend said "aboot" very clearly.  She didn't understand why my sister and I were laughing so hard.  (this friend was born and raised in the Toronto area).  I honestly think you just don't hear it.

Probably a function of us not hearing it and you having a funny way (in our view) of pronouncing either "bout" or "boot" (I can't put my finger on which). If you ask a Canadian to intentionally say "a boot", it won't sound like the pronunciation of "about" that you guys think sounds like "aboot". That's where the vehement denial comes from. We can hear the difference, and we know that we don't interchange the two.

That's because it's closer to "a boat".


I've noticed folks from Ontario have a more pronounced "aow" in words like "about" and "house" than we do in Western Canada. However, I think the problem is most Americans substitute "ah" sounds for "oh" sounds, with words like "dollar" (dahller) or "college" (cahllege), which probably makes our dialect that much more stand-out (aowt). Folks in rural Ontario have the full-on Bob and Doug McKenzie, and then you have the classic maritime accent where words like "car" and "park" sound like "caer" and "paerk". Newfies are completely unintelligible.
 
2013-10-22 10:46:15 PM  

rikkards: Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).

You've never been to the Ottawa Valley have you?


Not true. The long o's and weird "u's" and strange er/ar sounds.....

I can pick a canadian out of a crowd if they talk for more than 15 seconds.
 
2013-10-22 10:47:09 PM  

Doublespeak: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

Apparently they think everyone sounds like newfies here. It's kind of the same as saying everyone in the states has a southern drawl.....the same as in stupid.


No one thinks you sound like newfies. They wouldn't think it was "sexy" if they did.

You have a fine, respectable (but also weird) accent. No problem.
 
2013-10-22 10:48:52 PM  

Super Chronic: whatshisname: Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"

To me, it sounds more like "a boat," and I hear it from people all across Canada.


You are correct. The boot thing is not real. It is absolutely a boat.
 
2013-10-22 10:55:43 PM  

miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two


Upon first hearing some, I was surprised to learn that they were in fact speaking English.
 
2013-10-22 11:35:59 PM  

costermonger: Silent But Deadly: My sister lived a few years in the Toronto area.  I went to visit her for a week.  We were out with one of her local friends one time, and that friend vehemently denied that Canadians ever say "aboot".  Not even one sentence later the friend said "aboot" very clearly.  She didn't understand why my sister and I were laughing so hard.  (this friend was born and raised in the Toronto area).  I honestly think you just don't hear it.

Probably a function of us not hearing it and you having a funny way (in our view) of pronouncing either "bout" or "boot" (I can't put my finger on which). If you ask a Canadian to intentionally say "a boot", it won't sound like the pronunciation of "about" that you guys think sounds like "aboot". That's where the vehement denial comes from. We can hear the difference, and we know that we don't interchange the two.


Fair enough.  I'm from a part of the country (usa) where we are noted for sounding very strange (think Fargo). I was just comparing my anecdote to yours :)
 
2013-10-22 11:56:39 PM  
And that's how I know that that website has zero credibility!
 
2013-10-23 12:27:05 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: That's because it's closer to "a boat".


Yeah, that does sound a lot closer. I know my own pronunciation of the word shifts depending on environment. It's not conscious but I say "abowt" (bow as in take a bow) in more formal situations, while it's very close to "aboat" in more casual conversations. I know it's not the only word that shifts this way.

Anyway, work has taken me all across the US, but I'm never quite prepared for the western NY accent. Geographically right next door, but wow, does the accent change when you go across that bridge.
 
2013-10-23 12:58:08 AM  

costermonger: Bedstead Polisher: That's because it's closer to "a boat".

Yeah, that does sound a lot closer. I know my own pronunciation of the word shifts depending on environment. It's not conscious but I say "abowt" (bow as in take a bow) in more formal situations, while it's very close to "aboat" in more casual conversations. I know it's not the only word that shifts this way.

Anyway, work has taken me all across the US, but I'm never quite prepared for the western NY accent. Geographically right next door, but wow, does the accent change when you go across that bridge.


Does it get confusing when you talk about a boot in a boat?
 
2013-10-23 01:40:22 AM  
Canadians(not counting newfies) basically sound like non descript midwesterners... till they have to say about.
 
2013-10-23 02:20:49 AM  

Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).


If you are from anywhere east of BC, you're shiatting me. I can pick pick out non-BC Canadian accents easy. We have a very California accent, probably because of the sheer number of Californians who came up this way during the gold rush and stayed. But Ontario, it's all "okie buddy fer sher eh"
 
mhd
2013-10-23 04:01:59 AM  
i.imgur.com
Really?

The list kinda reads like "Name all the accents you'd recognize". Did they do listening tests, what kind of methodo... Oh. OkCupid. All righty then. The amount of NJ sleazebags and single moms on that site certainly didn't hurt...
 
2013-10-23 04:39:43 AM  

ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.


Depends. Quebec City and Montreal, yeah. Riviere du Loup, Trois Rivieres, not so much. There's a LOT of local variation.
 
2013-10-23 10:37:17 AM  

MadSkillz: But Ontario, it's all "okie buddy fer sher eh"


Some of us, yes. Two different (exaggerated) Ontario accents Guy in plaid has the one you're talking about, but it's far from universal.
 
2013-10-23 12:56:52 PM  

costermonger: MadSkillz: But Ontario, it's all "okie buddy fer sher eh"

Some of us, yes. Two different (exaggerated) Ontario accents Guy in plaid has the one you're talking about, but it's far from universal.


Yeah it's pretty funny.

My first encounter with a Newfie was at Fort McMurray. I almost laughed when he talked.
 
2013-10-23 01:01:53 PM  

MadSkillz: My first encounter with a Newfie was at Fort McMurray. I almost laughed when he talked.


Heh. You think it's an exaggeration, and then you meet somebody from there..
 
2013-10-23 02:16:31 PM  

Mike_1962: ytterbium: change1211: miss diminutive: Canadian? What's a Canadian accent supposed to sound like, exactly? We're pretty geographically dispersed, there's not exactly a uniform accent for the whole nation.

/several Newfie friends of mine are virtually incomprehensible, especially after a beer or two

The French can be pretty entertaining as well.

I think the Quebecois accent is very sexy.

Depends. Quebec City and Montreal, yeah. Riviere du Loup, Trois Rivieres, not so much. There's a LOT of local variation.


I find the Quebecois accent to be very sexy on a woman, but sounds either sleazy or comical on a man.
 
2013-10-23 02:24:10 PM  

Literally Addicted: My first party was very embarassing: I was listening to a conversation where the guys were saying "buddy this" and "buddy that" and I was stupid enough to pipe up with "who's Buddy?  He seems awfully popular.".  I heard about that for years.


Ah,. another CFA perhaps? (high five)

N-SIGN: Most annoying Canadian dialect I have ever come across was "Ukrainian hoser", this kind of high, flat tone, with kind of an upspeak, and "eh" was practically every second word.  And. this. eh  man eh. spoke eh. very eh. slowly eh.

This was in Eastern Saskatchewan, about a 8 KM from the Manitoba border. Not a standard Canadian accent by any stretch.,


God, I spent two long years in The Yorkton...(shudder)

Typical farmer greeting in grocery store

Ivan, how are da crops?  Eh, only way I make any money is if it hails...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I felt like I had to add a -ski or chuk to the end of surname, to blend in.  I didn't

/feeling MUCH better now.
 
2013-10-23 03:02:14 PM  
As a Canadian with a mother from, and family in, New Jersey, I'm getting a kick etc...
 
2013-10-23 05:47:51 PM  
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Which part of Jersey are we talking about?
 
2013-10-23 09:55:38 PM  
booger42:
I felt like I had to add a -ski or chuk to the end of surname, to blend in.  I didn't

/feeling MUCH better now.


My wife had a chuk in her maiden name and I have relations in those parts, the younger ones are generally fine but the older ones I want to send to a speech therapist.

Wooooorst Crops in Theeeerty Yeeeeears...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
 
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