Can Americans and Canadians tell each other part by their accents?

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usually with how they pronounce words with the letter 'o' in them
 

Lagduf

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Did this happen before or after you tried to invade them? Pretty sure Canada was founded later. You should probably blame the Brits for it.

Head of State of Canada is his Majesty Charles III.

Limeys and Canucks are the same. Dominion of Canada be damned.
 

HellioN

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Canada burned down the White House 200 years ago.

We’ve forgiven the Canucks.

But we haven’t forgotten.
You sure we should forgive?
They did give us nickleback, Avril Lavigne, and Justin Bieber.
Then again they also gave us Rush...
 

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Head of State of Canada is his Majesty Charles III.

Limeys and Canucks are the same. Dominion of Canada be damned.
I know that of course but back then they were still just colonies. Hopefully Canada will follow when the Aussies will finally leave.
 

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Living in SE Michigan I can tell in seconds if someone is Canadian.
Living in West Michigan, it's more difficult. Lots of yooperish accents around here. Not everyone, though, it's weird. Like my next door neighbor who's lived here his whole life sounds like anyone from Detroit/Toledo (like me). But my neighbor behind my house who has also lived here her whole life sounds like a yooper. (Oh, yah, you betcha. We took de bo-uht out yestuhday). It's weird. But this area is like 50/50 with that accent.

That said, the more common Canadian pronunciations of "ou" words like "oot" instead of "out" and things like "a-gain" instead of "a-gen" isn't really a thing around here. Words like that are always tell-tale signs of a Canadian.
 

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One thing I noticed Norm MacDonald do is in an effort to leave no letter silent, is transpose the W and H in a WH word like "White". Making it kind of "Huh-wite". I don't know if this is common to all Canadians, or just a tic specific to him. "Whale" becomes "Huh-wale", etc.
 

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One thing I noticed Norm MacDonald do is in an effort to leave no letter silent, is transpose the W and H in a WH word like "White". Making it kind of "Huh-wite". I don't know if this is common to all Canadians, or just a tic specific to him. "Whale" becomes "Huh-wale", etc.
Someone's going to mention cool whip so it might as well be me.
 

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Perhaps not by accent but by how the milk is kept.

Not in Alberta. We get our milk in cartons like normal people.
 

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I know a few Canadian families. All very nice, polite, and easy to get along with. Makes me want to move to Canada. The accents are obvious, but I haven't heard any of them say "hoose" or "aboot". My father's good friend says, "don't cha know" and ends some sentences with "ay".

Funny thing... one of my best friends growing up was a down ass cholo dude. He would say "ay", but in a different way with a cholo Mexican accent. "Eeeee, come on ay. Let's roll homes." We'd clown, and say something that usually included "ay" and calling him a "hoser" in a Canadian accent. Then he'd get pissed and look at us like we were stupid, which made it even funnier, lol.
 
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