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By meh / Wednesday 18 January 2012 05:21 / Canada
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  ClassyCommando  |  13

I feel bad for you, OP, I'm an Indian guy and I've lived in London for the first 10 years of my life. I lived in New Zealand for almost 3 years and I've been living in Canada for 3 years. It's a fucking ordeal explaining this to ignorant people wondering why I don't sound "Brown".

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  helobubba  |  12

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  helobubba  |  12

Perhaps people are more curious than "ignorant" when they encounter an Indian who doesn't have an Indian accent. I asked my girlfriend where she was from the first time we met because she had grown up in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. and has a unique accent. Think of them as curious rather than ignorant and it might no longer be an ordeal to say you spent your childhood in the UK.

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  girl112891  |  7

I was born and raised in America, speak two languages and have a Russian accent in both. Neither language is Russian. There is no explanation behind my accent. At least you have that much.

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  morgan020  |  0

I live in Texas and never realized how bad my accent was until I went to Boston a few years ago. They couldn't understand me and I couldn't understand them. It was interesting.

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  nadyy14  |  8

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  iliketurdles  |  7

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  Brandi_Faith  |  31

Or #41 was immitating the teacher and apparently none of you idiots got it. That's another possible explanation too. Don't worry 41, I got it and it was funny... except that we had to explain it to everyone else. ;)

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  iliketurdles  |  7

Yep, that's exactly it 63. I guess going by your username, I should assume you're a pedant jerk? I would, but that would make no better than you. So here's a royal fuck you instead. Cheers.

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  LunaDragon  |  10

77 He's actually Fillpino, who happens to be an Irish citizen, your ethnicity (I think that's how it's spelled) isn't determined by where you where born.

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  helobubba  |  12

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  helobubba  |  12

The majority of Filipinos belong to the Malay or Asian ethnicity. Anyone born in the Philippines would be considered a Filipino but not necessarily be of Malaysian or Asian descent. Since he was born in Ireland he is Irish of (most likely) Malaysian or Asian descent.

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  downtime  |  12

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  downtime  |  12

190, You're there right now? For a few weeks? Oh I'm so sorry, I'm sure a few weeks has really been enough time for you to learn all about the entire country. I assume then you're staying somewhere like the provinces, or perhaps the outer rim of Manila, and are keeping as far away from the usual tourist areas as possible so you can really see the financial disparity. When you get pulled aside by the police who you have to bribe openly in broad daylight to avoid a false charge you can say you've experienced a taste of the bullshit system they have over there. The country has a joke of a political, legal and judicial system, and the life expectancy is extremely low. It's not a third world country because they have their shit together.

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  Midwest  |  5

Your post is SWPL - being an expert on other peoples culture. (But you're wrong, sorta.) In other cases, American isn't an ethnicity it's a nationality since America is made up immigrants. Nationality basically means citizenship. So the OP is of Filipino ethnicity whose nationality is Irish. Ethnicity refers to racial lineage. Same thing for French nationality. Of course one can elect to have two nationalities if one chooses/has the opportunity to hold dual citizenship ie. born in America, but moved to Ireland or the Philippines. Of course multiculturalism muddles this two terms and due their multiple ethnic background some people refer to themselves as "muts" (most likely European muts) a derogatory word if you're PC. As for me, I'm an American citizen of Filipino ethnicity. I consider myself an Asian-American (ah, being hyphenated America).

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  noypi2  |  0

Downtime, dont act like u live in a perfect country. And also we take pride in our country and u probably also do. U probably take pride in your country but u know theres a lot of fucking problems with it. We all do it, its patriotic thing.

By  22jrdn55  |  15

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  Phyre24  |  17

I'm Canadian. I don't say eh often... but when I do it's at the end of a sentence-eh. Just kidding we don't actually say eh at all but I personally love using it sometimes just for fun. I mean, this is a pretty innocent stereotype.

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  TheDrifter  |  23

You're missing out. Calgarians don't use it much, but eh is a great word. Eh is a greeting, question, statement of mediocre interest and a start to teaching American tourists the alphabet all in one eh.

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  iamyourgod  |  3

I'm not sure why Americans think we have an accent or say eh. Your stereo types are all based on Canadians who speak French as a first language. That like assuming all Americans sound like mexicans.

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  Asstonia  |  1

Yes exactly! I've been living in Newfoundland since I was 12 and I've never even heard someone say 'eh' that aren't making fun of those that do. It's mostly in Ottawa and Quebec isn't it?

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  elephantom12  |  9

Well I guess I'm one of those Canadians that do say 'eh' on a regular basis. I'm from Calgary and I've become so used to saying it every now and then I don't even realize it.

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  ohmandapants  |  16

99 sorry to burst your little bubble there, but the rest of you Canadians DO have accents. Just like Americans have accents. I'm from Montreal and I don't have a French accent, but I have an accent just like every other country. And it varies from province to province, state to state etc.

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  withyou_fml  |  1

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  iamyourgod  |  3

No, she is not racist. There is a far better chance that it's a kid mocking her than one of the very small non-white population of a small country ending up in her class on a different continent.

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