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Russell Ault

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Re: The latest consumer crisis...
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2021, 11:03:13 pm »

{...} And someone's POV on this "issue". 

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"Avocado in 15 languages".  That is impressive, but the author DISPARAGED ALL OF CANADA by declaring the pronunciation in "Canadian" as "eh-vocado". 

Now what?

It's just like Scott Helmke says:

It's absolutely OK to make fun of yourself.  {...}

I might have to start saying "eh-vocado", though, because apparently I've been pronouncing it wrong all these years. Now I'm not sure, though: when you mix it up with tomatoes and onions, the resulting dip is pronounced like "whack-a-mole", right? :D

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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2021, 08:11:21 am »

It's just like Scott Helmke says:

I might have to start saying "eh-vocado", though, because apparently I've been pronouncing it wrong all these years. Now I'm not sure, though: when you mix it up with tomatoes and onions, the resulting dip is pronounced like "whack-a-mole", right? :D

-Russ
2 e's on the end Russ.  "Whack-a-molee"  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2021, 09:22:37 pm »

2 e's on the end Russ.  "Whack-a-molee"  ;D
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See, now I'm glad I checked!

-Russ
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Re: The latest consumer crisis...
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2021, 10:24:20 pm »

2 e's on the end Russ.  "Whack-a-molee"  ;D
Chris.

Interesting... I grew up in Michigan watching Canadian TV, and I like to pronounce it "Goo-ah-camo-lee".    ;D
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« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2021, 11:30:36 pm »

Interesting... I grew up in Michigan watching Canadian TV, and I like to pronounce it "Goo-ah-camo-lee".    ;D

In a previous century I worked for a U.S. band that played Canada several times and were featured on various Molson-sponsored concert broadcasts.  I was never able to acquire a taste for their beers, one of the few things the band had in abundance...

I've fond memories of playing in Canada before mad cows and plywood made international relations things difficult.  Can't we just get some bovine anger management going on?  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2021, 08:33:37 am »

I've fond memories of playing in Canada before mad cows and plywood made international relations things difficult.  Can't we just get some bovine anger management going on?  ;)
Tim, the "people" are fine, it's the politicians that are creating all the "difficult" as usual.
Just try French/English here in Montreal..........
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2021, 09:46:32 am »

Tim, the "people" are fine, it's the politicians that are creating all the "difficult" as usual.
Just try French/English here in Montreal..........
Chris.

Frenglish?  Oh damn, now I have to learn 2 other languages...
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2021, 12:31:47 pm »

Frenglish?  Oh damn, now I have to learn 2 other languages...
"Franglais" actually, French takes priority...  8)
No, what I was getting at is the various French and English on my street and region get along just fine. It is the Politicians that say there is a problem.
2 months ago the Provincial gubermint put 10 mil into the "Language Police"
In the middle of a Pandemic, restaurants closed, entertainment dead, hospitals overloaded.
I know quite a few places that could REALLY use that kind of cash....

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"Chui parfaitment bilinge. Je parle Francais et Bloke" Makes a good ice breaker...
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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2021, 03:15:55 pm »

"Franglais" actually, French takes priority...  8)
No, what I was getting at is the various French and English on my street and region get along just fine. It is the Politicians that say there is a problem.
2 months ago the Provincial gubermint put 10 mil into the "Language Police"
In the middle of a Pandemic, restaurants closed, entertainment dead, hospitals overloaded.
I know quite a few places that could REALLY use that kind of cash....

Chris. (no shows in sight, BUT Genesis will be here for 2 shows in November....)

"Chui parfaitment bilinge. Je parle Francais et Bloke" Makes a good ice breaker...

I have the mental acuity to mangle only one language at a time... ;)
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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2021, 03:26:07 pm »

I have the mental acuity to mangle only one language at a time... ;)

Better to master one, than to butcher 2 or 3.....  ;)
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