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Old 09-07-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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Why don't Canadians don't know how to spell labor?
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:58 PM   #2
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It's the Brits' fault.

(But I still don't spell labor, color, neighbor or any of the rest with a U.)
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:35 AM   #3
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Or checks? What the heck are cheques?!
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
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I hate cheques even more than I hate the extraneous Us.
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Do they queue in Canada too or is that strictly a Brit thing?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:58 PM   #6
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Queue is not as common, but some people use it. I am probably the wrong person to ask based on the number of accents that surround me because of rugby. And even within Canada apparently, there is disagreement. A check is a mark you receive for correct work while in school, or a shape in a design called houndstooth, or even perhaps a split in the end of a piece of wood. The formal bill of exchange that allows money to move from one current account to another is a cheque.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:23 PM   #7
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Yeah, we don't "queue" here. We "get in the f*&^ing line"
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:44 PM   #8
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Yeah, we don't "queue" here. We "get in the f*&^ing line"
But then some people say they're "on line" instead of "in line"
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:21 PM   #9
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In Maryland, Arkansas and Florida, when you were ill, you called in sick. In Ohio, you call off.

I can't get used to it and I get the strangest looks when I say call in.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #10
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I always hear people going back and forth about "calling in" vs. "calling out" sick. I've always said I'm calling out sick.

I hate it when people say, "when I was pregnant for [insert baby name here]". You weren't pregnant FOR them! You were pregnant WITH them!
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:20 AM   #11
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A woman after my own heart. I literally grind my teeth every time my mother in law says "pregnant for".
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #12
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Speaking of lines, you stand in line to buy tickets or wait for a seat or to get your welfare check. You are only on line when you log into a wireless network, or if you are standing on white stripe on the road.
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I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "pregnant for". That's just weird.

I use in line and on line interchangeably but use on line more frequently.
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I've never heard "pregnant for" and that just doesn't make sense to me!
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A woman after my own heart. I literally grind my teeth every time my mother in law says "pregnant for".
I'm sad I never came back and saw this reply

I love knowing I'm not alone!
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