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odd posted 27 Jul 2004, 17:07 by painbird, Candidate

i went to my local bn (usa) and asked when the warrior prophet would be out. they have no listings for it and the only thing they have under r scott bakker other then tdtcb is a book called dinosaurs. whats the deal with that? i will have to get it from amazon.ca, i need it now. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 17:07 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

From what I've heard, the US edition of TWP will be out between January-June 2005. As for the dinosaur bit, there's a Robert Bakker (I think Robert is his first name) who's a very famous palentologist. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 17:07 by painbird, Candidate

looks like i will be buying this from canada. there is no way i want to wait until next year. thanks for the info. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by Kingslayer, Candidate

i would buy it from Canada too but its not in Hardback there....right? and also, is it in english or canadian? :lol: view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by painbird, Candidate

doesn't canada speak english? view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by Kingslayer, Candidate

no....they speak canadian...duh! view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by painbird, Candidate

i really thought it was the same. http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/tg/bro ... 04-3956316 amazon.ca doesn't appear to be in 'canadian'. i always thought canadians spoke french and/or english. silly me. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Hate to say it, but Canadians (especially those in Ontario) speak English better than most Americans, even Nashvillians such as myself ;) view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 by painbird, Candidate

thank you. not to be cruel but 'canadian'? come on. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 21:07 by Kingslayer, Candidate

wow pain...did u miss the class about JOKES? WTF...... view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 00:07 by painbird, Candidate

i honestly thought you were serious. thank goodness you were joking. phew, maybe i'm the dumb one. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 17:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Relax everyone. Where are you from, Painbird? view post


posted 30 Jul 2004, 05:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Well Scott speaks some mighty fine english don't he? (not to mention his writing) My definition of Canadian would involve the fact that we "colour" our spelling with the letter "u" from time to time :D. BTW, whenever Canada comes up online I always have to set the record straight that I have NEVER heard anyone (jokes and pretend speak aside) in this country say "aboot". Or "doot" for that matter. The dream is over! :P view post


posted 30 Jul 2004, 13:07 by painbird, Candidate

i am from the united states, new hampshire, to be exact. view post


posted 30 Jul 2004, 13:07 by Replay, Auditor

[quote:c3bcmgf2]My definition of Canadian would involve the fact that we "colour" our spelling with the letter "u" from time to time :)[/quote:c3bcmgf2] No, Canadians have it right as that is the correct spelling in English. It's Americans who change it - perhaps because it's too complicated for them ;) view post


posted 30 Jul 2004, 18:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Too true! I hate how MS word always tells me I'm spelling wrong. view post


posted 03 Aug 2004, 05:08 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Ah. I just thought you may have been from somewhere where you wouldn't have much canadian exposure. And by the by, I have personally heard canadians, both within and outside of canada, say aboot. view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 23:08 by saintjon, Auditor

Seriously? Where were they from? It's a big country but I've been all over Ontario and never heard it once outside of jokes. view post


posted 04 Aug 2004, 23:08 by legatus, Auditor

I've always thought it was more likely for a midwestern American (Fargo is at the fore in this line of thought ;)) to say 'aboot' than a Canadian. With the accent variations between Ontario, the maritime provinces, and the prairies though, of which I've heard very little from the latter two, I suppose some Canadians might actually pronounce it that way as well. Here in Ontario, however, I've never heard it either. view post


posted 05 Aug 2004, 17:08 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I think it has mostly been West coast canadians, so BC, I guess. Also, back in New Brunswick (which is where I stumbled on TDTCB, btw). view post


posted 08 Aug 2004, 05:08 by saintjon, Auditor

I love maritimers! lol If there's anyone in Canada who could go around perpetuating a crummy stereotype like "aboot" and I wouldn't mind it's them :D view post


posted 09 Aug 2004, 18:08 by painbird, Candidate

well, i got my book today and unfortunately, it is in canadian. looks like i will need to buy the "Idiots Guide To Canadian". :D view post


posted 09 Aug 2004, 20:08 by legatus, Auditor

Good money says there actually is a "Canadian English For Dummies" book kicking around somewhere. There's one of those damn books for every other topic under the sun, so I can't see this being an exception :P view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 04:08 by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

I'm From New Brunswick and we are clarifying this right here and now haha. We don't talk wierd, I met this guy from Maine in the mall and I couldn't understand a word he said to me, something about asking if the rain looked cool when it splashed on the roof, cept when he said roof it was like ruff, like a dog barking, so wierd.. anyways "No doot aboot it!" comes form Newfoundland (Honestly would you expect anything less fromt he newfies, and no offense ot the perosn ont he board form newfoundland), but my atlantic studies teacher actually explained where it came from....here the jist.....drunk guys in gander...no more need be said. view post


posted 04 Oct 2004, 08:10 by neongrey, Peralogue

Took a class on phonetics a while back, back when I had a university career, and we discussed this sort of Canadian raising, ie, we tend to make out vowels in certain combinations with our tongue higher in our mouth than other people. Long story short, while (on the whole) we don't say 'aboot', the sound from us is closer to aboot than other people who try to say about. Let's not go into Americans, the word 'caught', and the open o. Bizzare trivia of the second: my 's' sound is made only out of the left side of my mouth. This qualifies me as 'weird'. From the teacher who'd use star trek for examples in class. Not that I mind star trek. view post


posted 13 Dec 2007, 09:12 by anasurimbor_cnaiur, Commoner

[quote="Replay":123aqnwn][quote:123aqnwn]My definition of Canadian would involve the fact that we "colour" our spelling with the letter "u" from time to time :)[/quote:123aqnwn] No, Canadians have it right as that is the correct spelling in English. It's Americans who change it - perhaps because it's too complicated for them ;)[/quote:123aqnwn] yup!! u have that right view post


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