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Posted: 17 Feb 2009 13:27
by Drunken Idaho
That was the joke :)

My family didn't really ruin it, and even if they had, what is there to ruin, since its not exactly a sacred tradition.

The whole holiday is bullshit, but I didn't mind the day off.

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 13:35
by A Thing of Eternity
We've had it out in Alberta for years, and yes, it's pretty stupid. No more stupid than Christmas or Easter, but there's no reason to go adding to the pile of useless holidays.

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 15:22
by A Thing of Eternity
I know, I was making a funny.

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 16:33
by Omphalos
Hey, am I allowed to read this stuff, eh?

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 16:55
by A Thing of Eternity
Total miss-use of "eh" :!: Tisk tisk.

It goes on the end of a regular statement to change it into a question, doesn't work on the end of an actual question. (just use it like you probably already use "huh" and you'll get along fine) :wink:

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 18:23
by Omphalos
I just like to stir the pot. :wink:

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 18:26
by A Thing of Eternity
Oh, and for the record, there is a long list of word y'all spell wrong too. :wink:

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 19:45
by Omphalos
Youre talking about words like "metre?"

Or different words, such as "economic overlords?"

:P

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 20:01
by A Thing of Eternity
I think we're mainly talking about the strange american disregard for the letter U...

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 20:06
by Omphalos
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I think we're mainly talking about the strange american disregard for the letter U...


:?:

You mean with words where it definitely does not belong, like "labor?"

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 20:18
by A Thing of Eternity
You take it out of labour too? Man, it looks terrible without that u! Sheesh, no taste whatsoever, and no regard for proper spelling. :wink:

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 22:25
by Omphalos
You Canucks are weirud. :P

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 22:40
by SandChigger
And Hypatia. And TAZ. And KJA is probably secretly a Canuck.

Ouch! Amazing reversal! :P

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 22:52
by Omphalos
Baraka Bryan wrote:...but our bacon is good...


Dude! Do I really have to be the one who tells you that your bacon SUCKS!!!! I don't know how you guys managed to do it, but Canadian bacon is terrible. Its a crime against all things swine! You have taken the magical, healing powers of pig and engineered wall board out of it.

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 00:21
by Omphalos
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:...but our bacon is good...


Dude! Do I really have to be the one who tells you that your bacon SUCKS!!!! I don't know how you guys managed to do it, but Canadian bacon is terrible. Its a crime against all things swine! You have taken the magical, healing powers of pig and engineered wall board out of it.


you don't have to agree with that one, but the rest of 100% absolute truth :D

also, our hockey players are the best in the world, hands down.
and don't be giving me any shit about football or baseball players... you know those don't count :P


http://www.jacurutu.com./viewtopic.php?p=37304#37304 :P :wink:

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 10:14
by Drunken Idaho
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Omphalos wrote:You Canucks are weirud. :P



maybe, but our bacon is good, our beers are great, our steaks are amazing, our women are hot and our homosexuals FFFLLLLLAAAMIINNG!!!


(thank you homer simpson) :)


edit to add: also we produced both keifer sutherland and elisha cuthbert.
game, set, match.


I'm more proud of Donald Sutherland than I am of Queefer.

But yeah, I've had it for Elisha Cuthburt ever since Popular Mechanics for Kids...

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:03
by chanilover
It's good to see Canadians spelling words correctly and not using those god-awful American spellings. Like 'ax'. :lol: Shows you what happens when a load of illiterate Eurotrash come in and bastardise the pristine English tongue.

Americans really don't like the letter U - check this out, which includes an appearance by none other than Pansyass at 1.45 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtJAeepBCQ

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:13
by Freakzilla
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Drunken Idaho wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Omphalos wrote:You Canucks are weirud. :P



maybe, but our bacon is good, our beers are great, our steaks are amazing, our women are hot and our homosexuals FFFLLLLLAAAMIINNG!!!


(thank you homer simpson) :)


edit to add: also we produced both keifer sutherland and elisha cuthbert.
game, set, match.


I'm more proud of Donald Sutherland than I am of Queefer.

But yeah, I've had it for Elisha Cuthburt ever since Popular Mechanics for Kids...


absolutely... that show was amazing... hottest Canadian girl + nerd stuff = awesome pre-pubescent wankfest :P

and then she was in the girl next door :D


OMG, she's CANADIAN?!?!111

I'm heartbroken. :cry:

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14
by Eyes High
Ok, very embarrassing. Come on people set a better example for your country.

But I admit the clip was cute. Thanks for the link.

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 16:00
by A Thing of Eternity
chanilover wrote:It's good to see Canadians spelling words correctly and not using those god-awful American spellings. Like 'ax'. :lol: Shows you what happens when a load of illiterate Eurotrash come in and bastardise the pristine English tongue.

Americans really don't like the letter U - check this out, which includes an appearance by none other than Pansyass at 1.45 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtJAeepBCQ


I forgot they take the E off the end of axe... weird. You're welcome about the whole "preservation of the proper spelling" thing. Too bad we lost the pronunciation. :(

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 16:53
by Eyes High
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
chanilover wrote:It's good to see Canadians spelling words correctly and not using those god-awful American spellings. Like 'ax'. :lol: Shows you what happens when a load of illiterate Eurotrash come in and bastardise the pristine English tongue.

Americans really don't like the letter U - check this out, which includes an appearance by none other than Pansyass at 1.45 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtJAeepBCQ


I forgot they take the E off the end of axe... weird. You're welcome about the whole "preservation of the proper spelling" thing. Too bad we lost the pronunciation. :(


now see, it was explained to me that "ax" referred to a short handled instrument used for chopping and that "axe" referred to the long handled one.

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 16:59
by Omphalos
Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
chanilover wrote:It's good to see Canadians spelling words correctly and not using those god-awful American spellings. Like 'ax'. :lol: Shows you what happens when a load of illiterate Eurotrash come in and bastardise the pristine English tongue.

Americans really don't like the letter U - check this out, which includes an appearance by none other than Pansyass at 1.45 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtJAeepBCQ


I forgot they take the E off the end of axe... weird. You're welcome about the whole "preservation of the proper spelling" thing. Too bad we lost the pronunciation. :(


now see, it was explained to me that "ax" referred to a short handled instrument used for chopping and that "axe" referred to the long handled one.


Thats the difference between a hatchet and an ax.

Just don't axe me about that again. See, we do use the "e" sometimes.

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 17:05
by Freakzilla
Our Living Language : Ax, a common nonstandard variant of ask, is often identified as an especially salient feature of African American Vernacular English. While it is true that the form is frequent in the speech of African Americans, it used to be common in the speech of white Americans as well, especially in the South and in the middle sections of the U.S. It was once common among New Englanders, but has largely died out there as a local feature. The widespread use of this pronunciation should not be surprising since ax is a very old word in English, having been used in England for over 1,000 years. In Old English we find both āscian and ācsian, and in Middle English both asken and axen. Moreover, the forms with cs or x had no stigma associated with them. Chaucer used asken and axen interchangeably, as in the lines "I wol aske, if it hir will be/To be my wyf" and "Men axed hym, what sholde bifalle," both from The Canterbury Tales. The forms in x arose from the forms in sk by a linguistic process called metathesis, in which two sounds are reversed. The x thus represents (ks), the flipped version of (sk). Metathesis is a common linguistic process around the world and does not arise from a defect in speaking. Nevertheless, ax has become stigmatized as substandard—a fate that has befallen other words, like ain't, that were once perfectly acceptable in literate circles.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ax

:puke:

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 16:43
by SwordMaster
FAMILY DAY!

the topic got hijacked by you crazy Americans with your watered down beers.

As for the OP. Mr. McGuinty is sort of my boss, I work for employment ontario. And I support him and his family day for one reason alone. I have a 2year old son who I hardly get to see because of my job and he spends most of his early years with a baby sitter. I appreciated a day with him. But it does hurt the econ and it was a political move, clearly.