Discussion in 'The Pub' started by GuitarGuy66, Dec 7, 2016.
A: I'm sorry I had snow on my car.
B: No, I'm sorry I didn't ask first.
Turn left, eh?? I was aboot to say something!
Ok, I gotta chime in..."aboot".... The ONLY time I've ever heard it pronounced like that is when some American tries to fake a Canadian accent. Now, I'll admit I haven't been to the East Coast that much so maybe it's an easterner thing...
Any of you other Canuckleheads ever heard someone Canadian say "aboot"?
I heard it a few times on a fishing trip or two by the locals.
I've heard "aboot" in the Maritimes.
It must be an East Coast thing.
They probably moved there from Newfie-land for a job.
It's a maritimes thing I think. "I was oot and aboot in the boot"
my wife is from canadia...speaks french (when i beg)
'tis a civil land, fer sure.
Heard "aboot" or an approximation all the time when I used to watch Da Vinci's Inquest.
As has been pointed out, you'll never hear "aboot" from a Canadian, only from Americans trying an imaginary accent... but you will hear "aboat" from various parts of the Maritimes.
Bit of a stereotype...Here's something for you:
When I was in high school I went out with a Canadian girl briefly who said aboot. First time I noticed it, but I have heard it since.
As I recall she gave me the boot. But I don't hold that against Canada, lots of American girls have done that too.
Easterners say abOWT kinda weird. Westerners talk like most TV sitcoms.
What's that white stuff on his car? Worst bloody dandruff I've ever seen.
No one that lives in New Jersey says 'Joisey' either.
Our respective crosses to bear.
I feel you @RhytmEarl
I've lived in the Maritimes my whole life and only hear strange pronunciation of various words by people who live out in the country (with all due respect!) or by French people (I'm sure us anglos bastardize their language even worse!).