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#21 Anderson

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:52 AM

U guys are over exaggerating
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:08 AM

jazakAllah khair :cry: I'm sure i'll be in the same position as your cousin. compared to bham, i guess you could say i live in a small city. the excitement of a bigger city with more resources will eventually fade and the home sickness will soon settle in.



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There's a joke in Buffalo about people who move to other cities and say "You call these taxes HIGH?!" In Chicago, a highly-taxed world class city, it's "Damn right these taxes are (expletive deleted) HIGH!"
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:12 PM

I repeat: Wait until the tax rates set in. Then you'll be ******.

There's a joke in Buffalo about people who move to other cities and say "You call these taxes HIGH?!" In Chicago, a highly-taxed world class city, it's "Damn right these taxes are (expletive deleted) HIGH!"


And the joke here in Canada is something like "hahaha, you call your taxes high? ahahahaha ... *keel over and dies of laughing*

Up until a couple of years ago, the combined federal [GST = Govt. Sales Tax] and provincial taxes [PST = Provincial Sales Tax] here in Ontario were 15% on purchases where both taxes applied. Then the government tax rate went down, and now its 13%, but for many purchases, only one set of taxes apply but not the other.

Now Ontario is implementing the HST [Harmonized Sales Tax] which is going to be the full 13%, so many purchases before that only had one or the other tax sets applied, are now going to have both.

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#24 bravotwozero

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:57 PM

You guys talk funny.

A good friend of mine got married to a girl from Birmingham. When he went to visit his in laws, the airline had lost his luggage, and he had to go shopping for clothes, with his wife's brothers, who tried not to laugh too hard when my friend told them he needed some new pants. Apparently in jolly old england, pants = underwear....
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#25 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:29 PM

yea i'm pretty sure i'd need a book to translate that language if i ever went to visit.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:26 PM

yea i'm pretty sure i'd need a book to translate that language if i ever went to visit.


Yup you would.

heres some help

BBC - h2g2 - How to Speak Brummie

i'm so glad i don't have a brummie accent.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxyBvYtJpl0"]YouTube- Birmingham: Reputation vs Reality Part 1[/ame] watch this for a while...toward the end it has more people with the accent

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#27 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:28 PM

why is it called "brum" and "brummie"

there's no U in it! so confused :)

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:39 PM

why is it called "brum" and "brummie"

there's no U in it! so confused :)


It used to be called brummagen. Also when brummies pronounce Birmingham they say "Birming-um"

Its trait shared by most people from the West Midlands, we tend not pronounce all the letters in words.

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#29 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:44 PM

i pronounce it the way it is spelled. :)

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

i pronounce it the way it is spelled. :)


Most americans do. I've been in the US for about 4 years and i still find it weird lol.

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#31 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:54 PM

i can't tell brummie accent from a regular british accent?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

i can't tell brummie accent from a regular british accent?


There is no regular British accent.

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#33 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:00 PM

what's the british accent that most americans are used to? the queen's accent?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:02 PM

what's the british accent that most americans are used to? the queen's accent?


A posh accent probably, that Hugh Grant type of thing.

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#35 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:05 PM

A posh accent probably, that Hugh Grant type of thing.


yeaaaaaaaaa that one. :D


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#36 Revert

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:09 PM

yeaaaaaaaaa that one. :D


: youtubing accent videos :


you won't find mine :D

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#37 sumi

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:11 PM

you won't find mine :D


which one is yours?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

which one is yours?


Coventry accent. No one ever gets it right.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:15 PM

Most americans do. I've been in the US for about 4 years and i still find it weird lol.


Ha yeah, they say Birming-HAM, and Bucking-HAM palace. It's hilarious. Once when we were kids we made these American tourists say Bucking-HAM palace again and again. lol.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:16 PM

Ha yeah, they say Birming-HAM, and Bucking-HAM palace. It's hilarious. Once when we were kids we made these American tourists say Bucking-HAM palace again and again. lol.


Hahah we had an American Student Teacher once in year 6..we did the same thing.

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