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  •  Yeeeeeessss... (0+ / 0-)

    Problem?  :-D  I live in the mountains of San Bernardino, now.  Just recently watched three families lose their homes to a fire, poor folks right across the lake from us.  I was one of the first people to call it in.   One poor guy had to rescued off of his deck by the fire-crews while the flames ate his house.   (cries)  This drought is killing everything...

    And, seriously, that tacking an "eh?" at the end of sentences is an EASTERN, like Maritimes, thing.  I grew in Manitoba, where we sound like North Dakota.  LOL  I almost never use it, and I know few who ever did.  Too many folks use, "huh?", though.  Ppfft.

    >^__^<

    If we acknowledge our fears, then we must also acknowledge the consequences of our actions when we react to those fears. Hate is based on fear, fear comes from a lack of understanding. When you understand, it is more difficult to hate.

    by TheProgressiveAlien on Sun May 04, 2014 at 11:16:54 AM PDT

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    •  I'll just have to beg to differ with you on "eh". (0+ / 0-)

      I have bEEn there and done that.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun May 04, 2014 at 02:40:48 PM PDT

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      •  ??? I'm sorry??? What? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm confused, I think.  I'm not shitting you.  I knew very few people in Manitoba (Winnipeg, at least) who actually used the "eh?" suffix.  I know I don't use it, anyway, and I was born and raised in Winnipeg.  :-)  I did encounter it on occasion, but it wasn't an every-day sort of thing, and invariably, the person using it came from the Maritimes.

        Seriously, Canadians don't have a "uniform" accent: we have regional accents just like the U.S or Britain has, just not as many.  Some of the distinctions are subtle, though: a rounding of a vowel here, a nasalization of a consonant there, phrasing differences and so on.  Bob and Doug McKenzie of SCTV fame did NOT sound like any Canucks I knew, though their "accents" bore some resemblance to how folks I knew from the Rez talked.

        I have some suspicions about how they came up with that pastiche and I think it had more to do with Torontonian accents than the rest of Canada.  You do know there is more to Canada than Toronto "the centre of the Canuck universe", right?  LOL  :-)

        If we acknowledge our fears, then we must also acknowledge the consequences of our actions when we react to those fears. Hate is based on fear, fear comes from a lack of understanding. When you understand, it is more difficult to hate.

        by TheProgressiveAlien on Wed May 07, 2014 at 10:38:18 AM PDT

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