tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post738612075446454133..comments2012-03-09T12:17:07.543-05:00Comments on How to Spot a Canadian: Sewing a Canadian Flag on a Backpack is their idea...HowToSpotACanadian.cahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02286711529179969368noreply@blogger.comBlogger22125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-67442082300803418552012-03-09T12:17:07.543-05:002012-03-09T12:17:07.543-05:00I&#39;m an American and I have a Canadian flag sew...I&#39;m an American and I have a Canadian flag sewn to my pack to keep people from thinking I&#39;m American. There&#39;s no real reason to dislike a Canadian, (on the whole,) but PLENTY of reasons to dislike Americans.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-63490946278184372012012-01-15T16:45:14.501-05:002012-01-15T16:45:14.501-05:00While &#39;about&#39; vs &#39;aboot&#39; is a deba...While &#39;about&#39; vs &#39;aboot&#39; is a debate on subtleties, I would like to draw the attention to the more pronounced pronunciation differences between Americans and Canadians.<br /><br />&quot;Gala&quot;<br />Canada: Gah-la<br />US: Gay-la<br /><br />&quot;Roof&quot;<br />Canada: Roof<br />US: Ruf<br /><br />BUT, as we know not every Canadian and American pronounces them in these ways. Can we all just agree that this stuff is regional?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-16484498678418917742010-10-12T04:02:49.409-04:002010-10-12T04:02:49.409-04:00Im a canadian and I do not say aboot nor have I ev...Im a canadian and I do not say aboot nor have I ever heard anyone say abbot where I come from. I say about like anyone else and I don&#39;t say eh un less I want to be a sarcastic canadian ;)teagannoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-37437724958424982142009-11-19T13:40:27.717-05:002009-11-19T13:40:27.717-05:00&quot;The larger problem is that US Citizens are s...&quot;The larger problem is that US Citizens are so self absorbed they don&#39;t even realize that everyone from Chile to Canada is actually an American.&quot; Wow, nice 3rd grade statement. The U.S. is the only country to use the word &quot;American&quot; in it&#39;s proper name, so while those in Chile might be from the South American continent they&#39;re clearly not &#39;Americans.&quot; As for being self-absorbed, that&#39;s just naked anti-Americanism, which while understandable on a Candian-flag-on-the-backpack-forum, is ugly and ignorant.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-63954300488023265632009-09-03T10:29:11.040-04:002009-09-03T10:29:11.040-04:00So not &quot;lingual Superiority&quot;...thats cra...So not &quot;lingual Superiority&quot;...thats crap..lol, IT ALL sounds ridiculous! Canadians say Aboat, aboot, or oot, because they have &quot;issues&quot;, those are in correct, just as plain as the noses on your frozen faces. We don&#39;t say out with and &quot;ah&quot; sound, that would be what? ah-out??? lol..makes no sense what so ever. And yes you guys do talk like that, I never really thought so, except Caroline Ray[ Whos&#39;Canandian} does it all the time, so do the cast of Degrassi, which just started showing on MTV.I didn&#39;t even know it was a Canandian originated program. You guys are special, don&#39;t hate because you wanna be american, have funny looking money, and no real SUMMER!! HAHA.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-78813114206618372732009-07-08T15:55:25.050-04:002009-07-08T15:55:25.050-04:00yes, yes yes to &quot;aboat&quot; and &quot;shedul...yes, yes yes to &quot;aboat&quot; and &quot;shedule.&quot;<br />I&#39;ve been gone since childhood but retained a few oddities (adopted by Americans.)<br />I work with people who catch the differences, but only one, whose dad came to the US from Canada at 3, catches &quot;aboat&quot; rather than &quot;a boot.&quot;<br /> and he throws eh at me enough that I started doing it again, to the amusement of all.<br />Now, how did I keep these after a long span in Texas I wonder? Is it lingual superiority? Sorry.Robynhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14464861781121787055noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-76135098695419394012009-06-28T20:22:07.551-04:002009-06-28T20:22:07.551-04:00Well, and then there&#39;s that &#39;schedule&#39;...Well, and then there&#39;s that &#39;schedule&#39; word that just pops out when I&#39;m relaxed in the US - still can&#39;t get the &#39;sh&#39; out of it unless I concentrate and am aware that I&#39;m about (ooops!) to say it. I think we Canadians also don&#39;t say &#39;Eh?&#39; anywhere as often as Americans think we do - I just think its an odd sound to most American ears. Similar to the American &#39;Huh?&#39; that still sounds a bit rude to me.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-10726437108223815662009-06-26T09:42:00.534-04:002009-06-26T09:42:00.534-04:00A little addition to the &quot;aboot&quot; debate....A little addition to the &quot;aboot&quot; debate. Americans get touchy when Canadians dispute this pronounciation. We actually pronounce it &quot;aboat&quot;. The thing is Americans don&#39;t say &quot;out&quot; the same way we do, they flatten the &quot;o&quot; to an &quot;ah&quot; sound, in Canadian ears. However, being Canadian, we wouldn&#39;t want to offend by letting them know how odd that sounds...........Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-80804231181587121822009-04-26T12:53:00.000-04:002009-04-26T12:53:00.000-04:00I have to fully agree with the poster that said as...I have to fully agree with the poster that said as a people Canadian's don't drape themselves in the flag. I know I run a business selling Canadian flags and it's a seasonal venture both due to our climate but for other reasons.<br /><br />I'm sure I'll be flamed for this, but I also run a website selling said Canada flag patches I can tell you that those little embroidered flags are popular all over the world. Lately since the introduction of a "subdued" style of flag patches was introduced last year these are gaining in popularity too which might also say something. Perhaps "real" Canadians want to show patriotism but in a more "subdued" way. <br /><br />Isn't that the quintessential Canadian way/experience for the majority of the population, subdued patriotism?Canada's Flag Kinghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01379466246487386650noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-42786339415158130472009-03-10T23:24:00.000-04:002009-03-10T23:24:00.000-04:00But that's only so they match the Hip, who also dr...But that's only so they match the Hip, who also drape themselves in the flag.<BR/><BR/>Thanks for reading! I'm glad you enjoy the site.HowToSpotACanadian.cahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02286711529179969368noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-17111505205913899542009-03-10T18:48:00.000-04:002009-03-10T18:48:00.000-04:00First of all, this site is making me laugh. A lot....First of all, this site is making me laugh. A lot. But I have one correction to this - Canadians drape themselves with flags not only at hockey games, but also at Tragically Hip concerts.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-75925156423053368362009-03-02T20:35:00.000-05:002009-03-02T20:35:00.000-05:00I'm not an American. I come from New Zealand - mi...I'm not an American. I come from New Zealand - miles away in distance, accents and, probably, hearingThrash Cardiomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06528162545904494354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-10515482712072702302009-03-02T14:14:00.000-05:002009-03-02T14:14:00.000-05:00This is something I have read (I wish I could reme...This is something I have read (I wish I could remember where): <BR/><BR/>Canadians do not <I>say</I> "aboot" but Americans can only <I>hear</I> "aboot" because their ears literally cannot distinguish what we are actually saying (in which the OU in "about" is pronounced something like the AOU in the name "Raoul"). <BR/><BR/>So it's the other way around from what has been said before. The deficiency in awareness is on the hearing side, not the speaking side.Karennoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-9180483695068581682009-01-24T11:25:00.000-05:002009-01-24T11:25:00.000-05:00Thanks for the comments.<br><br>Yes, it is possibl...Thanks for the comments.<BR/><BR/>Yes, it is possible that I pronounce "about" differently and aren't able to recognize it.<BR/><BR/>As for the comment about Canadian beer and hockey, it was meant as an over-exaggeration. Just like a lot of the content on this site the statements are somewhat based on reality but then they are exaggerated for comedic effect.HowToSpotACanadian.cahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02286711529179969368noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-56938003797855820172009-01-23T23:48:00.000-05:002009-01-23T23:48:00.000-05:00i find the part that when you invite a canadian to...i find the part that when you invite a canadian to your house and they will fill your fridge with canadian beer.. etc. is not true. i dont know anyone who does that. seems a little bit rude too. i am a canadian and i am quite proud. most of what has been said is true and i notice that, but not the fridge, i dont believe that is a fact.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-13089068970889246212009-01-23T15:59:00.000-05:002009-01-23T15:59:00.000-05:00I think a lot of Canadians (myself included) do sa...I think a lot of Canadians (myself included) do say it with more emphasis on the 'u' than Americans do. However, "aboot" is an exaggeration and I think that's why Canadians always object to saying it that way while others insist that we do.Danahttp://dbizzle.tumblr.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-85103935993418624492009-01-22T16:07:00.000-05:002009-01-22T16:07:00.000-05:00Well, perhaps being Canadian you aren't totally aw...Well, perhaps being Canadian you aren't totally aware of your accent. Certainly all Canadians I have met say "aboot".Thrash Cardiomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06528162545904494354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-4480809698957757042009-01-22T16:04:00.000-05:002009-01-22T16:04:00.000-05:00I'm Canadian and I've never actually heard anyone ...I'm Canadian and I've never actually heard anyone say "aboot" outside of television.<BR/><BR/>Do people actually pronounce it like that anywhere in the country?HowToSpotACanadian.cahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02286711529179969368noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-87088212572001369662009-01-22T15:24:00.000-05:002009-01-22T15:24:00.000-05:00LOL Like Lisa SimpsonLOL Like Lisa SimpsonAngélicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12555696287107391809noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-45357434312538531482009-01-22T11:57:00.000-05:002009-01-22T11:57:00.000-05:00Also Americans with Canadian flags can be spotted ...Also Americans with Canadian flags can be spotted as soon as they say 'about' instead of 'aboot'.Thrash Cardiomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06528162545904494354noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-88913745900327835042009-01-21T23:30:00.000-05:002009-01-21T23:30:00.000-05:00Uhm, most of the backpackers with Canadian flags a...Uhm, most of the backpackers with Canadian flags are in fact Americans trying to be less of a target for evil doers. Of course you can spot them immediately because they are way too loud and don't say sorry very oftenmarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11172457947615335644noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3321328193086175758.post-65178302938748038862009-01-21T22:49:00.000-05:002009-01-21T22:49:00.000-05:00What continent is Canada located within? America O...What continent is Canada located within? America Online Canada makes perfect sense to me. <BR/><BR/>The larger problem is that US Citizens are so self absorbed they don't even realize that everyone from Chile to Canada is actually an American.Ameliahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10808544452767573555noreply@blogger.com