Talking Canadian

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Culture Documentary hosted by Ben Carlson and published by CBC in 2004 - English narration

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Why do English-speaking Canadians talk the way we do? Why do we say "couch" instead of "chesterfield", "windshield" instead of "windscreen," and ee-ther and eye-ther, sometimes interchangeably? Why do Newfoundlanders have a distinctive accent and use colourful words like "ballicatter" that can't be heard anywhere else? How have French words like "portage" and "prairie," and Native words like "chipmunk" and "toboggan" become part of our everyday speech? Few of us are aware that the language we speak the words we use and the way we say them has less to do with conscious choice than it has to do with our past: when and why we came here, where we settled and the tug of war between British and American influences, which has been part of our lives for centuries. But Talking Canadian is not so much a history lesson as an often-amusing look at our accent, intonation and vocabulary, how Canadians speak today, and how we will talk in the future.

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Video Codec: Xvid
Video Bitrate: 1412 kbps
Video Resolution: 640 x 368
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kbps
Runtime Per Part: 43 mins
Number of Parts: 1
Part Size: 500 mb
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