Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by aoeu, Oct 22, 2010.
I find it hard to believe this is possible. So, are we?
exotic? I'm going to say no but then my cousin is Canadian so...
lol, steffen! Did someone say we were 'exotic'? That's hard to believe.
I wanna know too!
Should I start rolling my 'rrrrrrr's and dressing all sexeh?!
No one as far as I know has said it. But generally every place is exotic somewhere else. I can't imagine it for Canadians, though. We dress for cold weather and are quiet and polite. >_<
I would hardly consider either Canada or Canadians to be considered exotic but funnily enough my sister in law who is from Vancouver has always described Canada as a cold climate version of Australia but without Australians:laugh:
lol i laughed when i read that lol i wanna know the answer as well ... id have to say no tho...
Actually after Scott Pilgrim was released, my friends "dig" Canadians.
i know at least one canadian who could be considered exotic :unsure:
hint hint he's on sf
Well, yeah, Michael Cera's dreamy.
I ride my polar bear to school. ok?
Canadians are consider exotic on a football field.... :lol!:
well we were fascinated when a canadian came to my school- she talked funny
Well, that's... something. Where are you?
lol- talked 'funny'?
I'm guessing that Canadian either spoke French as their first language or had a thick Newfoundland accent- because most of the country is pretty much non-regional dialect or 'newcomers' who have their home regional accent still.
Observant Americans can indeed hear a difference in any Canadian accent if they know to look for it, though the difference between Canadian and "neutral" American is much smaller than between different American accents.
Also, Torontonians can detect more Canadian raising in my Albertan speech than is found in the Toronto dialect. At least, I think it's "Canadian raising" that I'm exhibiting. I talk funny compared to people here is the point.
Some aspect of Canada is exotic! Canadian Tire Money!
Well my sister is law is from Vancouver and I could consider her exotic :laugh:
But do Canadians really say eh and aboot????
"eh?" is common here but it's also used in the US.
We don't say "aboot"... Well, maybe the Newfoundlanders, I'm not sure... In reality we have a neutral accent to American ears.
Interesting because I didn't hear a single person say eh when I was in Vancouver years ago.
Were you listening for it? It wouldn't be anywhere close to as pronounced as you'd see in humourous images of Canadians, it's much subtler. (I've not been to Vancouver, so I couldn't actually say for sure how they talk, and they might not use it.)
Oh, hey, it's really widespread, actually, being used in widely disparate languages and places - including in New Zealand! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eh