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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stinsok, Nov 26, 2010.
what the hell are Yoopers?
I met me some Yoopers back in August when I paid a visit to their natural habitat. Good folk.
Ya hey, der is a big differnz
Americans from the upper peninsula of Michigan.
A hardy breed who may be forgiven their strange dialect.
My dad went to college in the UP. He still says eh...
I'm Canadian and can say it gets tiresome hearing that stupid "eh" crap when so few people say it. I've lived in Montreal, Toronto, and have visited a bunch of cities in my lifetime and have heard maybe a handful of people say that.
Same goes with "aboot."
From Canada to the US : "Get new material, guys."
It's obvious you haven't seen "Strange Brew!"
You know I'm kidding, right?
Greetings from the North,
LMAO......! Close at times but not the same. I don't think most people from the UP would agree though.
Only Newfies and other maritime folk say "eh" and "aboot".
I'm in the maritime and I don't say neither. The "eh" I ear the most is when you ask somebody a question and they hesitate so it's more of a "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" but that's not typically Canadian at all
Dude, I tried to use a Cubase commercial tutorial DVD produced in Canada and the accent was so severe and jarring I couldn't concentrate on the content and blew it off. Those people couldn't pronounce "ou" properly to save their souls.
so, like, fargo?
Pfff, ya'll wait til you hear MY accent. Mix of french and early german thrown into an english learned after 16 years old. "eh" and "aboot" are the last things you won't understand coming from me
Hm; I'm English Canadian, born in the province of Québec and raised in Montréal since the age of five. I habitually say "eh", in approximately the same places many Americans would say "huh". E.g.: "Good band, eh?"
I've never heard anyone say "about" in such a way that I would spell it "aboot". (Except Americans having fun with it :^) But I'm aware that that ow sound (spelt "ou") is a lot more closed down up here than in most parts of the US.
I do notice that many Canadians from the west close "ou" (ow) down even more than we do here. So I can understand why it sounds like a whole different vowel to many Americans. I can assure you that a southern American "about" sounds mighty exaggerated to our ears! :^D
Pronunciation is all relative; might as have some fun with it if you can. :^)
canooks collectively own fewer firearms than the average yooper,and are unaware of the existence of pasties.....
up'ers,or yoopers reside in the upper peninsula,state of michigan.....go over the bridge at the soo and hang a right....
local diet game,fish,pasties and vast quantities of beer
And the best thing about Yoopers......they're all PACKER fans (well, most of 'em)
As a part time Yooper, I give this description a +1.
It is also a very interesting mix of natives (the interesting people!), multi generation weekend homes primarily built by auto industry retirees in the 50's/60's/70's, and then the more recent batch of 'vacation home' people like us, primarily from the Chicago area and also Michigan and Wisconsin.
Wonderful place, and an interesting mix of cultures!