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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Even though I was born in New Zealand people say I have a Danish accent. My family is from Hillerod Denmark. I do not believe I have an accent.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Haha, similar when one viewer told Hugh Laurie he laughs in an English accent as dr House.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    lol

    There's a "H" in Huddersfield.

    Any Rord, as a truckie I get to hear lots of regional dialects and I love them. It's what makes the job all the more interesting.

    I do however, often ask people to repeat what they've just said as I haven't grasped the meaning.

    ie: Just doon twizzle (Just down the alleyway)

    On one occasion I embarassingly had to ask them to spell what they were saying before I grasped it (twas a drunk Irishman !!)

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilGil View Post
    To the OP...
    I didn't notice any Canadianisms in the young lady's speech, she sounded standard North American English to me.
    I'm from Indiana, and I thought the same thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Even though I was born in New Zealand people say I have a Danish accent. My family is from Hillerod Denmark. I do not believe I have an accent.
    No one believes they have an accent, except British people who are proud of their accent. I think in the U.K. there is a different accent for every street.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Just to add the US is the only country where I have seen them add subtitles to programs/shows involving people from other english speaking countries so you guys should really not be judging others wrt accents. Your language came from across the pond for starters...

    I'm quite easy with understanding people from ireland, scotland, england, wales, NZ, Oz, zimbabwe, kenya etc don't really understand the need for subtitles.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    I'm originally from Winnipeg, and I don't think I have an accent. Who knew! LOL
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Even though I was born in New Zealand people say I have a Danish accent. My family is from Hillerod Denmark. I do not believe I have an accent.
    You probably do when you say "Rødgrød med fløde"

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Laudrup
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Why do Canadians have such a think accent?
    Because they like to think?
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Why do Canadians have such a think accent?
    Our mouths are numb from the cold.

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