Are Canadians considered exotic anywhere?

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by aoeu, Oct 22, 2010.

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  1. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe this is possible. So, are we?
  2. PiecesMended

    PiecesMended Well-Known Member

    exotic? I'm going to say no but then my cousin is Canadian so...
  3. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    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?!
  4. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    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. >_<
  5. 1112222

    1112222 Well-Known Member

    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:
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  6. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    lol i laughed when i read that lol i wanna know the answer as well ... id have to say no tho...:)
  7. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    Actually after Scott Pilgrim was released, my friends "dig" Canadians.
  8. flyingdutchmen

    flyingdutchmen Well-Known Member

    i know at least one canadian who could be considered exotic :unsure:

    hint hint he's on sf :D
  9. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah, Michael Cera's dreamy.
  10. PollyAnna

    PollyAnna Account Closed

    I ride my polar bear to school. ok?
  11. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    Canadians are consider exotic on a football field.... :lol!:
  12. ThornThatNeverHeals

    ThornThatNeverHeals Well-Known Member

    well we were fascinated when a canadian came to my school- she talked funny
  13. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Well, that's... something. Where are you?
  14. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Some aspect of Canada is exotic! Canadian Tire Money!
  17. 1112222

    1112222 Well-Known Member

    Well my sister is law is from Vancouver and I could consider her exotic :laugh:

    But do Canadians really say eh and aboot????
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  18. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    "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.
  19. 1112222

    1112222 Well-Known Member

    Interesting because I didn't hear a single person say eh when I was in Vancouver years ago.
  20. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    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!
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