An Okanagan drawl?

Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby JayByrd » Feb 23rd, 2018, 10:33 pm

MAPearce wrote:I'm thinking the same thing .... But hey , with out these "geniuses" we wouldn't have the torture of the English language that is "Ebonics" ...


In your travels south of the border, you've probably noticed that many black folks speak with a particular vernacular. If you've never travelled to the US, you've certainly noticed it on TV. Anyways, you can call it Ebonics if you like, but either way, it wasn't invented by linguistics professors. It evolved all by itself!

Otherwise I think you may be referring to a kerfuffle that occurred when a particular school board in the US chose to recognize "Ebonics" as a distinct language. But my dude that was over 20 years ago, and the idea didn't catch on.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Feb 24th, 2018, 12:23 am

I wouldn't doubt that there is some sort of regional "accent". That reminds me of Saskatchewan, where there are several places that have their own ways to talk. My family included, with their obvious Low German-like akzents.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 24th, 2018, 3:57 pm

They call it dialect over in Europe, it may be the proper term here as well.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby 69cutlass » Feb 24th, 2018, 4:39 pm

There is a bit of an accent in kelownafornia. Sounds similar to the jersey shore. That aswell as a look. White sunglases. flat brim hat. jacked up ford with red plates. roided out. You've all seen them all over town

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby LTD » Feb 24th, 2018, 4:48 pm

probably all the same ftards that call Kelowna ktown

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby mexi cali » Feb 25th, 2018, 8:35 am

In Calgary, locals tend to pronounce it Cal gry. In Toronto, it generally comes out Tronno. And I have heard the Vangcouver pronounciation myself many times.

It's a comfort thing.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 25th, 2018, 8:42 am

I got a Hangoover in Vangoover once....
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 25th, 2018, 8:46 am

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:I got a Hangoover in Vangoover once....


Only once? I'm disappointed, I had many.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Omnitheo » Feb 25th, 2018, 11:28 am

LTD wrote:probably all the same ftards that call Kelowna ktown


Do nicknames offend you? I know many who call Kelowna KTown. Cow Town is a common name for Calgary. “The Loops” for Kamloops. I often jokingly call Chilliwack Corn Town. West Kelowna as WestK. Fort Mac...

Giving endearing nicknames to your home or places you frequent doesn’t make you a “ftard”, nor is it a new phenomenon.
Otherwise you should probably go talk to all those businesses that use “OK” in their names, or people that say “OK Valley” instead of Okanagan. What ftards right?
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby AirHoss » Feb 27th, 2018, 9:37 am

I’m not from here, so I speak with some outside perspective.

Words that struck me odd on arrival and still catch my ear after 15 years in the province;

Pronunciation of again, been, gondola, plethora and decal.

The concrete divider on a highway is a MEDIAN, not a meridian and I refuse to call a shopping cart a buggy unless somebody hooks it up to a horse. The first time I heard this use of “buggy,” I stared at them confused. If not for context, I wouldn’t have had any idea.

I know these aren’t specific to Kelowna. Maybe they aren’t even specific to British Columbia, but they’re certainly contrary to my own speech.
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