Only One of These Is Correct

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    phil
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    “About” isn’t a word in “te english” language, so if you’re a jingoistic American, then none of those is correct.

    Alec Dalek
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    Canada laughs right back at your poor educational system. And poor health care. And poor foreign relations…

    Kero
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    And poor everything :).

    Also most canadians don’t say aboot, eh?

    elzarcothepale
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    sorry, Motivational Poster, those are all correct. to work, this joke needs to depict the same definition for all three images. THEN only one would be correct, and we could commence to nearly remembering what it was like to first laugh at this joke, back when the universe began.

    Flickerdart
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    What Kero said.

    Also, there should be a period at the end of that sentence…and English should be capitalized. “Te” is a more grievous error, but this seals the deal. And by deal, I mean fail.

    Plus the a in “a vessel” should be capitalized as well, for consistency. But nice try.

    Paul_Is_Drunk
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    Very few Canadians that I know actually say “aboot.” I’d say about half harbor resentments towards the United States, but that’s a rough guess. I can’t say I’d blame ’em.

    The U.S. is Marcia Brady to Canada’s Jan. (I say that with love).

    njch412
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    I would take American healthcare over Canadian healthcare anyday. When I need a procedure, I would like it in the next 5 months.

    garbledxmission
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    The only reason they show resentment towards the US is because of stupid childish shit like this pic. Ever notice how bullies pick on those that they are jealous of or resentful towards? How about another reference about how the Canadian dollar is worth nothing compared to the US? Or how all Canadians live in igloos and have polar bears for pets? And yeah, way to show the quality of the US educational system and the intelligence of the average citizen with this incredibly piss poor pic. Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot that you wedged firmly in your… Read more »

    Caio
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    Most canadians slightly raise the dipthong in ‘about’. Likewise, they raise the the (slight) dipthong in ‘boot’ rendering those two words differently pronounced in Canadian English.

    Most Canadians can’t really hear it but I guess Americans can. The actual ‘Canadian raising’ phenomena started in Scotland and can be heard in some parts of the US round the midwestish.

    @garbledxmission: I really don’t care about almost inaudiable accent difference. I have plenty of other reasons to be resentful towards the US.

    garbledxmission
    Member

    That was my point.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    Fuck nationalism. That is all.

    Corndoggeh
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    @AlecDalek
    That burns man. That really burns. :'(

    joeyisapest
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    Our national anthem, I’m not that big of a fan of it.. but its shorter, and easier to sing than the American one… also they sang it on south park once or twice.. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Canada rocks! I’m not… Read more »

    tiki god
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    @Caio: I hear it more in midwest american dialects then I do in canadian ones, but whatever, it doesn’t fit into a stereotype.

    Marrock
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    “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” –George Bernard Shaw

    Alec Dalek
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    @Paul_Is_Drunk: I’ve lived in Ontario all my life and have never heard anyone say “aboot” (except for some visiting Americans). And they definitely don’t say it in Quebec. And outside these two provinces all you will find are small logging communities and fur trappers. Therefore, no Canadians say it.

    Steelfeather
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    I live in British Columbia, and I have never heard a Canadian say “Aboot” unless it was to mock the stereotype often poked at us Canadians.

    I met up a couple years ago, with one of my friends in Portland, and while I noticed no accent difference between the two of us, she said she could – it was very slight, but it was there.

    Oh, and if I could, I’d totally have a Polar Bear for a pet.

    elzarcothepale
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    to solve the age old dialect debate between “soda” and “pop,” I simply refer to all drinks by their brand names, even the generic ones- which, as a rule have awesome names like “Dr. Thunder” or “Mountain Lightening”

    joeyisapest
    Member

    i say a boot sometimes.. but it is usually used to refer to a single boot.

    H4p10
    Member

    Lol… the brits could point out more “american” english mistakes than you from ol’ canadians.
    FAIL!

    MrDooves
    Member

    Ah, damn. I’m too late. I was gonna act all offended and troll for rednecks. meh… Making fun of Americans is too easy lately, I’m gonna start picking on Bulgarians now. Lousy Stinky Bulgarians.



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