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Old 06-25-03, 05:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well Great Brittan is the States Biggest allie (very large well trained nuclear power) They spend more to operate one of their nuclear aircraft carriers per year than we spend on our whole millitary.As far as trade goes we got to be the biggest we send so much oil and gas and hydro to the States it would shock you.I think Japan is way up there too though so it could be a toss up.Minn for beer? hmmm I have been there and outside of the major populations you would swear you were talking to canadan's.

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Old 06-25-03, 09:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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No, it's obvious that the states don't teach anything about Canada in school. I live in Niagara Falls and I work at the casino we get thousands of Americans here every summer. We have people showing up in the middle of July with skiies strapped to the roof of their car and wandering were all the snow is, and asking what's the latest at night they can go see the falls before they turn it off for the night (naturally occuring.cannot be turned off), and quite a few other very dumb questions. It seems the only things they do learn about Canada is that the drinking age is 19 and you don't have to pay taxes on your winnings at the casino and at bingo.
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Old 06-25-03, 10:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have a friend that lives somehwere in weatern canada who was chased by a bear[not polar] while sledding or while riding one of those snowmachine thingies[as you can till I'm not used to seeing or being around snow]. But she lived in like some frontier place really snowy and not heavily populated by anything.
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Old 06-26-03, 06:53 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I never realised that I say aboot until it was pointed out to me by an American.
I am 29 years old!
Nobody really knows their accent untill it is pointed out to them by somebody in another country.
Everybody does not believe they have an accent it is the other people that do.
Because the English language is the most popular and strived for in learning as a second language we take it for granted that it is not considered to have an accent just the people who learn it have the accent.
Yes we do say "hu" but as in a form of a question instead of "what" or "pardon"
We use "eh" as a slang at the end of a sentence to accentuate the point.
When the aboot is pointed out the only way to stress the accent we have for about is to write it that way. We do not stress the "U" in our dialogue where as most Americans do in their pronounciation. We ourselves can say that is their accent in turn they can say it is ours.
Speak with Americans for 7.5 hrs a day and you will pick it up and notice the difference with the words house out about mouse etc any word that has an "ou" in it.
Just like the Dutch do not pronounce the "th" or the Australians really stress their "a"
As for the education half of it I cannot remember any of the American history I was taught in school at all.
We are a quiet uneventfull country (untill recently with all of these lovely diseases that were going around) and I would like to keep it that way, that is what makes us special. That is what makes living in Canada such a wonderfull thing. We have alot less fears living here than the majority of other countries.
That is why I do not worry what other countries are taught about our history because honestly the only thing that you learn any more about other countries is war, violence, and poverty.
This is not to come across as controversal it is meant as my opinion only. And me being me well I felt the need to share
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Old 06-26-03, 07:30 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Ha, it's so true how americans view you all! I live in Massachusetts (one of those states down there) and i know nothing about Canada except that you can drink at 18! LOL, that's the only reason why i've been there! And i love the "aboot" thing, it's great, eh! hehe! You guys are great! Thanks for the insight!
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Old 06-26-03, 08:44 AM   #36 (permalink)
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LMAO! I was in washington about a month ago. We were in a building I forget the name and some girls asked me for 5 bucks. My friend stated that we are from Canada and don't have that kind of money. They then proceeded to say that we CAN'T be from Canada, we don't speak French! LMAO! That gave me a good laugh. The only thing that I have against Americans is the false credit and lack of respect we are given for the wars and our achievements. In particular, the first one that comes to mind is the battle of Vimy Ridge in the First World War. I read a few sites that credited Americans for that battle and didn't even MENTION Canada. Aw well...
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Speak with Americans for 7.5 hrs a day

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