Canada Hello from Blighty!

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Dickie, May 24, 2006.

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  1. Dickie Jedi Master

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    Does exactly what it says on the tin. :p

    So yeah, a big 'Hello!' to all you people on this side of the Atlantic! I'm just having a look round the rest of the FanForce Forums and thought I'd stick my head in here. How are things anyway?
  2. DarthBabe Jedi Master

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    Hello there. :) Are you from the FFUK?
  3. Dickie Jedi Master

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    Aye, a FFUK-er! How did you work that out? :eek:
  4. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    It was your accent.
  5. Dickie Jedi Master

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    Darn, and there was me thinking I could get away with...something. Maybe. Like escaping here and trying to blag it as a local in a foreign country?

    For any of you under the impression that it rains constantly here, you would be wrong. It hasn't rained for at least 4 hours now!
  6. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Excellent. The weather control device is working. Fellow SW geeks: heed my advice. Start buying beach-front property in the UK [face_evil]
  7. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    Hey, its the Commonwealth, we have Her Majesty on our money too, so you'll be sure to feel at home.

    That big, yellow, bright thing is something we call "the sun".
  8. Dickie Jedi Master

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    Hmm...but do you spell 'colour' or 'color'? [face_thinking]

    The...Sun, eh? Well, there are rumors about that, but I'm sure it's just a myth used by Spanish property salesmen to lure unsuspecting Brits into their offices! Everyone knows that the light is just streetlights reflecting off of the clouds!

    You all seem like a friendly enough bunch anyways!
  9. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    we have your spelling, which is to say we spell it 'colour' and 'favour', etc, etc... makes it a pain when you're doing mark-up codes on boards.

    [colour=red]See?[/colour]

    I'm tempted to stuff it and start spelling it the american way. :(
  10. liannb Jedi Knight

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    basphemy, don't say that
  11. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I can't help it... I don't know how many times I have to go back and edit! :_|
  12. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    Canadian spelling is a bit of a unique beast. In some ways we are very British, colour, honour, armour, centre, authorise, etc etc.

    But in other ways we follow the US: tire and curb instead of tyre and kerb; also tend to us names like truck instead of lorry, elevator instead of lift.

    And of course, Canadian English is unique enough to warrant its own proper dictionary by Oxford!
  13. Dickie Jedi Master

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    I guess centre and metre make sense with the French influence. I always liked that about Canada, with the British/American/French mix, best of both worlds it seemed to me. Along with the fact it seems to be law for everybody to be as sound and as friendly as possible!
  14. DarthBabe Jedi Master

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    Yes, it would need its own dictionary as I doubt that any other dictionary has the phrase 'double-double' in it. :p
  15. Dickie Jedi Master

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    Double-double? I'm sure I heard an Ewok say that in ROTJ. Seriously, what does it mean?!
  16. DarthBabe Jedi Master

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    2 sugars, 2 cream/milk in coffee. We have a very popular coffee franchise here called Tim Hortons. It's not nearly as fancy as Starbucks and nearly as expensive. :p
  17. liannb Jedi Knight

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    i didn't realize double double was a canadian thing, then again i don't drink coffee :p
  18. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    it's a trip-trip in my circle. :p
  19. AmberStarbright Jedi Knight

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    Trust me, when you see the prices for Starbucks from the UK any coffee in Canada is cheap. I think a medium coffee works out at about £3.20, that is about $6.40.
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