homa (homa) wrote in linguaphiles,
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I just wonder if there're some major language features that unambiguously distinguish Canadians from Americans (meaning USA natives) or Englishmen? Are Canadians closer to Americans in their speaking? Can you give me a small list of typical Canadian words or phrases, which aren't used outside Canada, but are used in Canada constantly? Thanx in advance.

PS: many interesting comments, still not what I originally asked for. I am interested in some special wordies that just sound Canadian :)

Well, when it comes to discern the difference between British and American (now including Canadians, too) speakers, some details are obviously and clearly seen or heard like lift/elevator or that rhotic thing.
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