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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Yuppers.

    Casiopea is Canadian
    So you speak CE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Yuppers.

    Casiopea is Canadian
    So you speak CE.

    :wink:
    Hi I also speak CE, but CE=Chinese English :wink:

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    Lots of people speak CE in Canada and, come to think of it, in America, Asia, England and the list is endless. :)

    All in pure fun, but maybe we should call Canadian English "Can-glish" and American English "US-glish" and Chinese English "China-glish" and British English "UK-glish, and so on. 8) :wink: If not because it'd be fun making the names up, but more so for the sake of not having to deal with all those acronyms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Lots of people speak CE in Canada and, come to think of it, in America, Asia, England and the list is endless. :)

    All in pure fun, but maybe we should call Canadian English "Can-glish" and American English "US-glish" and Chinese English "China-glish" and British English "UK-glish, and so on. 8) :wink: If not because it'd be fun making the names up, but more so for the sake of not having to deal with all those acronyms
    As you can imagine, I was being facetious. My ear "catches" a British accent, but I really cannot tell if someone is Canadian from the way he or she speaks. I think Canadians speak for the most part a language that is indistinguishable (to Americans at least) from AE. Indeed, I think the Canadians speak a language that for the most part is more similar to AE than American regional dialects are to each other. It might be easier for me to understand someone from Toronto than somebody from the Bronx or Baltimore.

    :)

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    I love your posts, all of them :)
    I love you facetiousness even more :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Lots of people speak CE in Canada and, come to think of it, in America, Asia, England and the list is endless. :)

    All in pure fun, but maybe we should call Canadian English "Can-glish" and American English "US-glish" and Chinese English "China-glish" and British English "UK-glish, and so on. 8) :wink: If not because it'd be fun making the names up, but more so for the sake of not having to deal with all those acronyms
    Not to mention Japlish, as seen on www.engrish.com.

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    at or on are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocos
    at or on are ok.
    That is true. They are both okay.

    :)

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    I had an experience for using that. My first English test had a question :"fill in the bank with one suitable prep", and I fill the prep"on" before " the weekend", and the result was that I lost the grade of that sentence, so I have never used "on the weekend " since that

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    That's unfair- I would mark 'on the weekend' correct, as any American form should be accepted in British English. That's either snobbery or ignorance. 'On the weekend' is also used in Aistralia, etc.

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