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    Question Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    So I was checking out the accent tags on youtube and I'm shocked how think the Canadians accent is !! They sound like US southerner way over pronunciation of words and drawn out words.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv2SI0aynEY


    I was also reading that Canadians say about has aboot and also phenomenon called Canadian raising what is that?

    The eh they say a lot.

    Anyone got youtube clip of both people Canada and the US saying about has aboot that seems strange
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Answer: Because Australia got all the convicts.

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    You've definitely never been to Boston then. When I was in Toronto last year didnt notice any different accents.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    As long as you can be easily understood in the language you try to convey speech in. I'd say she speaks quite proper.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jakin View Post
    As long as you can be easily understood in the language you try to convey speech in. I'd say she speaks quite proper.
    Yes she is easy to understand and in no way I was saying accents are bad there are many accents in the US and many accents in Canada some sound like US and others that sound more like they are in Canada . Not all people in Canada say aboot for about I think that is in the west coast of Canada say that.

    I was saying that she over pronunciation of words and draws out words that all , not saying it is bad has there are many accents no one accent is better than the other.

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    It's the differences that make people interesting.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by nec207 View Post
    Yes she is easy to understand and in no way I was saying accents are bad there are many accents in the US and many accents in Canada some sound like US and others that sound more like they are in Canada . Not all people in Canada say aboot for about I think that is in the west coast of Canada say that.

    I was saying that she over pronunciation of words and draws out words that all , not saying it is bad has there are many accents no one accent is better than the other.
    Actually it's the people in Central Canada that pronounce about differently, on the West Coast, we have the same generic accent as the North-western states..

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    I bet nec207 has seen "The Great White North"; what a hoser eh

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Watch Fargo (great movie) if you want to hear thick accents. They're all from the states though I think. They all have that same accent you're talking about whatever the case.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Here is video of guy in Canada explaining this how people say aboot.

    Guy is from Ottawa .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jurJrV6lCE

    And this person here has more of proper Canadian accent.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS60w2vgAkM

    I was reading that much of the Canadian accent like even much of the many US accent are disappearing among the youth and getting more of standard American accent because of Hollywood and the media.
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