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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by BostonBeaneater » 29 Mar 2018, 11:23pm

That’s the most goddam Canadian thing I’ve seen in a while.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Apr 2018, 3:06pm

You know it's a good read when the sub-section headlines are "The seagulls were flying everywhere," "Shoe, towel tossed out window," "Horrified hotel cleaner," and "Making amends with pepperoni."
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Post by Inder » 02 Apr 2018, 3:48pm

"One was just bouncing around on the windowsill and I was kind of losing my temper at this point, so I took off one of my shoes and I threw it in the direction of the seagull, and both the seagull and the shoe went out the window," he said.

"The last seagull, it was running around the room and this is a fairly large room, nice room — or it was. And I was chasing this seagull around. It had a big piece of pepperoni in its mouth and I could not get it to leave."

Burchill said he ended up grabbing a towel from the washroom and he jumped the seagull, wrapped it in a towel and threw it out the window. He said the seagull was shaken but wasn't hurt.
This is incredible.

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Post by 101Walterton » 14 Apr 2018, 6:21pm

So I was watching the women’s basketball at the Comm Games, NZ v Canadia.
Some of the Canadian players (well at least one) was on a scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan.
When the commentator said it it was the first time I had ever heard that name said out loud. Now I don’t know if he badly mispronounced it or how it sounds in my head when I read it on here is wrong but it didn’t sound anything like I thought it would.
How do you pronounce Saskatchewan?

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Apr 2018, 7:30pm

101Walterton wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 6:21pm
So I was watching the women’s basketball at the Comm Games, NZ v Canadia.
Some of the Canadian players (well at least one) was on a scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan.
When the commentator said it it was the first time I had ever heard that name said out loud. Now I don’t know if he badly mispronounced it or how it sounds in my head when I read it on here is wrong but it didn’t sound anything like I thought it would.
How do you pronounce Saskatchewan?
*hikes up pants and snorts* Sah-SKATCH-ehh-whun. Judges would also accept Suhscratchyerass.
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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Apr 2018, 7:31pm

*oops*
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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by Inder » 14 Apr 2018, 7:32pm

I pronounce it "Sus-catch-you-wan."

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Post by 101Walterton » 14 Apr 2018, 7:52pm

He said a bit like Inder.
In my head I always heard Sas ka chew un

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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Apr 2018, 8:14pm

The trick is to understand that skatch is a full syllable. The unfamiliar pronounce the first syllable as sask; everything falls apart after that.
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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by 101Walterton » 14 Apr 2018, 8:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:14pm
The trick is to understand that skatch is a full syllable. The unfamiliar pronounce the first syllable as sask; everything falls apart after that.
Not unlike the basketball team!

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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Apr 2018, 8:35pm

101Walterton wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:23pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:14pm
The trick is to understand that skatch is a full syllable. The unfamiliar pronounce the first syllable as sask; everything falls apart after that.
Not unlike the basketball team!
Saskatchewan has a basketball team?
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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by eumaas » 14 Apr 2018, 9:53pm

I say sa SKATCH wun. Sometimes I add in the missing syllable.
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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by BostonBeaneater » 14 Apr 2018, 10:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:23pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:14pm
The trick is to understand that skatch is a full syllable. The unfamiliar pronounce the first syllable as sask; everything falls apart after that.
Not unlike the basketball team!
Saskatchewan has a basketball team?

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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by 101Walterton » 15 Apr 2018, 2:29am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:23pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 8:14pm
The trick is to understand that skatch is a full syllable. The unfamiliar pronounce the first syllable as sask; everything falls apart after that.
Not unlike the basketball team!
Saskatchewan has a basketball team?
I dunno but Canadia doesn’t

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Re: Oh Canada!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Apr 2018, 6:10am

eumaas wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 9:53pm
I say sa SKATCH wun. Sometimes I add in the missing syllable.
As long as you get the first two right, the rest is open.
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