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Old 04-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Blue if your so smart. What accent do people in Canada have?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Blue if your so smart. What accent do people in Canada have?
When did I say I was smart?

It depends on what part of Canada you're in. In Quebec, it'll mostly be French. In Ontario, it'll mostly be English Canadian (whatever that is). People from out east in Newfoundland have their own accent a bit too. I honestly think the Canadian accent is kind of hard to define, but it's predominantly based on English.

Honestly, how can you say otherwise? Out of 33 million, only 9 million speak French (and who's to say if they speak English too?). The French signed off almost all of their colonies to the British. Canada is not predominantly French. Only one province is predominantly French, and they wanted to separate from the rest of Canada.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Actually, thinking about it, I don't see how our accent is exactly relevant. The fact that out of 33 million people only 9 million speak French should tell you a lot.
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You guys are turds. Look Canada's main accent is French. End of story.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #36 (permalink)
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You guys are turds. Look Canada's main accent is French. End of story.
No, it's not. I live here, I'm around it everyday and that's not true.

What honestly makes you think you know more then people who are actually part of whatever it is you're speaking of? How would you know Canada better then someone who lives there? How would you know cars better then a 15 year veteran mechanic? We as people don't know everything, and that's ok.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
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OK, how can you dispute these two facts....

1) Out of 33 million, only 9 million speak French.

2) France ceded almost all of it's colonies to the British.

Since you're such a fan of wikipedia too....

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English and French are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population respectively,[119] and the languages most spoken at home by 68.3% and 22.3% of the population respectively.[120] 98.5% of Canadians speak English or French (67.5% speak English only, 13.3% speak French only, and 17.7% speak both).[121] English and French Official Language Communities, defined by First Official Language Spoken, constitute 73.0% and 23.6% of the population respectively.

How can a language which only dominates 23% of people be the dominant language? Only 13% of the people here only speak French.
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I'm from Nove Scotia.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm from Nove Scotia.
That's great, but I still live here and have my whole life. How can you dispute any of this?

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1) Out of 33 million, only 9 million speak French.

2) France ceded almost all of it's colonies to the British.

Since you're such a fan of wikipedia too....

English and French are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population respectively,[119] and the languages most spoken at home by 68.3% and 22.3% of the population respectively.[120] 98.5% of Canadians speak English or French (67.5% speak English only, 13.3% speak French only, and 17.7% speak both).[121] English and French Official Language Communities, defined by First Official Language Spoken, constitute 73.0% and 23.6% of the population respectively.


How can a language which only dominates 23% of people be the dominant language? Only 13% of the people here only speak French.
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1.) Who cares out of 33 million 9 million speak french the other 24 million have a french accent or are bi lingual.

2.) Just because a contry loses its land dosent mean the land loses it's culture.
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