Monday, January 23, 2012

Speak Like a Canuck

I snipped this cartoon right out of face book after my friend Barb in Vancouver posted it .
I hope I don't get arrested.

Anyway this being the year to celebrate 200 years of peace with our

American neighbours I thought I'd mention the one thorn in our otherwise

friendly nternational camaraderie. 

And that is the fact that Americans never let us forget 'our accent' even

though it apparently only occurs when we say one word.

I have a friend who once tried to cross into the U.S. illegally. 

Did the border guards check her licence?

Did they finger print her and run her paw prints through their vast file of known criminals and terrorists?

Did they use the Chinese water torture to force the truth out of her mouth?

No. No. And No.

The cads asked her to pronounce the word 'about'.

That just has to contravene the Geneva Convention!

Anyway, in the spirit of this Bicentennial Celebration of the

War of 1812 and our 200 years of friendship I propose that Americans

quit with the 'about' thing.

In return we promise we will never again invade anything

except your shopping malls.


Don't forget to enter the Magic Pig Wand Contest.
You only need to come up with a pair of famous lovers who have a connection to both the U.S. and Canada. 

The link below will give you all of the rules. 

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

The other big "Canadianism" is how we pronounce "roof." Americans say something like "ruff." They're wrong, eh?

The Dancing Crone said...

Jeesh! I forgot that one. I met an American guy one time who told me he was a ruffer. For some reason I had a vague picture in my head of him roughing up sheep. Anyway I didn't get it till much later in the conversation when he started talking about ladders and shingles.

Yes, this was in the days when i was ruled by my hormones and actrually sat thru conversations like that. Ha ha.

Jane said...

Take off, eh? Those hosers have more accents than we do. They just can stick their Timbit with a (my) boot, hehe!

Doug Jamieson said...

Lawdy, y'all got me laffin' now. Thet there's a goodun.