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Old 01-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #16
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Chad could prob kick yer ass in a stand-off Zoom!



now that is one fight, Id pay to see.

anything to see Zoom show us his red bake.
i don't see how norners like yourself can be allowed into europe to work when you come up with words like red bake. that's ridiculous. explain that one to me now.

sorry about spellt, people. learnt. dreamt. spelled. i made an error.

but so have all of you in one question. so there.

SO THERE.

i'll provide answers in a few days.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:13 PM   #17
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if you dont know what red bake means, good, Im keepin you in the dark on that one!

Mr FUSSY PANTS!



yes, you did make a airroar.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:29 PM   #18
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if you dont know what red bake means, good, Im keepin you in the dark on that one!

Mr FUSSY PANTS!



yes, you did make a airroar.
is it true you hate minorities, mad1?
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:30 PM   #19
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after reading one too many incorrect spellings on facebook this morning, i've decided to make a test.

this test is for canadians only, but if you want to have a go, feel free. it just won't have the same effect, i suppose.

thanks.

1. red, blue, and green are examples of:
a) color
b) colour

2. if you want to do something for the benefit of another person, it can be considered a:
a) favor
b) favour

3. if you score 96 out 100 on an exam, you would have received 96:
a) per cent
b) percent

4. when this is used a noun, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

5. when this is used as a verb, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

6. in october, skies are often:
a) gray
b) grey

7. you can watch 'hamlet' or 'monkey: journey to the west' at a:
a) theatre
b) theater

8. in times of war, medals are given to soldiers who display
a) valor
b) valour

9. ? ?
a) honour
b) honor

10. mattias ohlund, wade redden, and zdeno chara play
a) defence
b) defense

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bonus questions

11. manchester united
a) are the current premier league champions
b) is the current premier league champions.

12. nickelback
a) are the worst canadian band in history.
b) is the worst canadian band in history.
c) Are pretty good at hoedowns

13. a newspaper that describes someone suffering an injury, would likely proceed to explain that the victim was subsequently:
a) sent/rushed to the hospital
b) sent/rushed to hospital

14. if it's not listed as 2009.01.25 then it should be listed as:
a) 25.01.09
b) 01.25.09

and it's spelt not spellt!!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:47 AM   #20
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after reading one too many incorrect spellings on facebook this morning, i've decided to make a test.

this test is for canadians only, but if you want to have a go, feel free. it just won't have the same effect, i suppose.

thanks.

1. red, blue, and green are examples of:
a) color
b) colour

2. if you want to do something for the benefit of another person, it can be considered a:
a) favor
b) favour

3. if you score 96 out 100 on an exam, you would have received 96:
a) per cent
b) percent

4. when this is used a noun, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

5. when this is used as a verb, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

6. in october, skies are often:
a) gray
b) grey

7. you can watch 'hamlet' or 'monkey: journey to the west' at a:
a) theatre
b) theater

8. in times of war, medals are given to soldiers who display
a) valor
b) valour

9. ? ?
a) honour
b) honor

10. mattias ohlund, wade redden, and zdeno chara play
a) defence
b) defense

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bonus questions

11. manchester united
a) are the current premier league champions
b) is the current premier league champions.

12. nickelback
a) are the worst canadian band in history.
b) is the worst canadian band in history.
c) Are pretty good at hoedowns

13. a newspaper that describes someone suffering an injury, would likely proceed to explain that the victim was subsequently:
a) sent/rushed to the hospital
b) sent/rushed to hospital

14. if it's not listed as 2009.01.25 then it should be listed as:
a) 25.01.09
b) 01.25.09

and it's spelt not spellt!!!!!!
yes, quite ironic isn't it? spelt is a very uncommon spelling though in itself in canada, it's usually "spelled".

so there you go. thanks for your reply. like i said, i'll give "answers" later.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:57 AM   #21
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here we go.

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1. red, blue, and green are examples of:
a) color
b) colour

2. if you want to do something for the benefit of another person, it can be considered a:
a) favor
b) favour

when you're not sure, add "u". favour, savour, neighbour, saviour, flavour, favourite, moustache, etc. american spelling has dropped the u, but elsewhere it remains.

i cringe when i see how often a word like favourite is spelled incorrectly by canadians. how hard is it, really?

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3. if you score 96 out 100 on an exam, you would have received 96:
a) per cent
b) percent

not surprised that this one was found to be difficult. per chance, per cent, etc. they are two words, not one. look in the globe and mail, national post or regional paper if you don't believe me. TWO. WORDS. american spelling, however, once again dictates that it's one. canadians, however, are not american.

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4. when this is used a noun, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

5. when this is used as a verb, it's spellt:
a) centre
b) center

it is NEVER correct to spell it "center", unless you are quoting an american institution. for example, the world trade center, the staples center, etc. i don't know why people get this wrong so often... centre NOT center.

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6. in october, skies are often:
a) gray
b) grey

7. you can watch 'hamlet' or 'monkey: journey to the west' at a:
a) theatre
b) theater

8. in times of war, medals are given to soldiers who display
a) valor
b) valour

9. ? ?
a) honour
b) honor

10. mattias ohlund, wade redden, and zdeno chara play
a) defence
b) defense

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bonus questions

11. manchester united
a) are the current premier league champions
b) is the current premier league champions.

12. nickelback
a) are the worst canadian band in history.
b) is the worst canadian band in history.

for bands, companies, etc. both the singular and plural forms are correct. british english sides with plural, while american english favours singular. in canada, it's a toss-up.

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13. a newspaper that describes someone suffering an injury, would likely proceed to explain that the victim was subsequently:
a) sent/rushed to the hospital
b) sent/rushed to hospital

i'm surprised so many got this wrong. you use "the" generally when people know what the definitive is precisely representing. in this case... which hospital the victim is currently recovering in. we don't know that, so the article is not necessary.

"john david was rushed to hospital last night after his car crashed into a barrier on the side of the road..."

americans always use the article, british never, UNLESS one wants to emphasise the particular hospital in question.

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14. if it's not listed as 2009.01.25 then it should be listed as:
a) 25.01.09
b) 01.25.09

it's highly depressing to see how many people write month/day/year... there is no excuse for it. none. i don't care if you say january 27, but there is no logical reason for writing month/day/year. the united states are the only country to adopt such practises, whereas the rest of the world generally goes by day/month/year or in more rare cases, year/month/day.

i read an (very) amateur writer's piece a few months ago that described remembrance day as having occured "on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, of the eleventh day..." and i pretty much gave up on the spot right there. i mean come on. if that doesn't sound awful, then what does?

it's because so many canadians are confused, that canada is one of the only countries in the world that uses year/month/day regularly to best avoid confusion.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:17 AM   #22
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A couple of questions.

1. Why do people go to facebook? It appears to be useless and evil.

2. Can I post in the poll even if I'm not Canadian? And if not, shouldn't the thread by rights be locked?
nothing on my facebook is real, not even my name... and even that i change monthly. different characters are fun, kieran.

seriously, you should give it a try. you'd be fanastic on it. i have basstrap/major major major major on mine... he's further proof that you can be/do whatever you want with it.
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ah Basstrap!

I miss those days!
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:35 AM   #24
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ah Basstrap!

I miss those days!
i have access to him 24/7. i'll be your dealer.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:18 PM   #25
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nothing on my facebook is real, not even my name... and even that i change monthly. different characters are fun, kieran.

seriously, you should give it a try. you'd be fanastic on it. i have basstrap/major major major major on mine... he's further proof that you can be/do whatever you want with it.
yeah fair enough, but I was invited there once and I couldn't even see how it worked. It seemed like I just sit there with a profile, like a monkey in a tree, and periodically random strangers who also aren't real would invite me to join their page. It didn't seem like there was much scope for actual... anything.

On the whole, I'd like to keep basstrap right where he is, in chains.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #26
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The correct answer is "everything not American."
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:08 AM   #27
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Zoom, just curious on how you feel if you hear someone say

'I dont know nuffin about nuffin'

or

'I will learn ya'

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by caisy's standards i would have answered most of these correctly! and i'm a stupid american!
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:18 PM   #29
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I'm French-Canadian so I don't really care how the Brits do it (oh wait, my mum is from England and I do actually get what you're saying) but I chose "center" when writing it as a verb only because "centring" just seems strange as opposed to "centering" but the rest of the time I would choose centre. And so would the French if that's any consolation
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14. if it's not listed as 2009.01.25 then it should be listed as:
a) 25.01.09
b) 01.25.09

it's highly depressing to see how many people write month/day/year... there is no excuse for it. none. i don't care if you say january 27, but there is no logical reason for writing month/day/year. the united states are the only country to adopt such practises, whereas the rest of the world generally goes by day/month/year or in more rare cases, year/month/day.
this is the only point i'll concede to ... look, i'll cease writing month/day/year and even urge fellow american bumpkins to follow suit if you'll kindly pull that stick out from your ass. win-win.
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